Sony PS-5550

1 9 7 4 1974
1 9 7 6 1976

A fairly rare mid-fi export-only belt-driven 'table : no masterpiece, just plain everyday gear. With very distinguished styling.

The stock tonearm is supported by a motor of its own for auto-return, a function carried through opto-sensing, to avoid mechanical linkage. That arm was also delivered on some slightly upper-end 'tables.

The diecast aluminium base is decoupled from the wood case for (basic) isolation.
No match for a PS-6750 or PS-X7 - very distinguished styling is the word.


"A valuable record collection deserves the delicate treatment provided by the PS-5550, and music lovers will be pleased to find that the tonearm is capable of bringing out the inherent fullness and strength found in today's wide dynamic range recordings."

Sony PS-5550, image 1 Sony PS-5550, image 2
Sony PS-5550 specifications
Title Value
Turntable section Turntable section
Platter diameter : 11 7/8", diecast aluminium
Platter wieght : 2lbs. 3 oz.
Speeds : 33 1/3 & 45rpm
Drive system : Belt drive
Motor : Sony D-009F DC-servo controlled motor
S/N ratio : better than 55dB (NAB)
Wow & flutter : less than 0,06% (RMS)
Tonearm section Tonearm section
Type : Static balanced
Overall length : 13 1/8"
Pivot to stylus : 9 5/8"
Overhang : 1 9/32"
Stylus force : 0...3 grams
Anti-skating : 0...3 grams
Shell weight : 10.5 grams
Cartridge weight : 4...14 grams
General General
PC : 6W
Dimensions : 5 3/8" x 18 1/2" x 15 1/8"
Weight : 20 lbs.
FEATURES
° DC-Servo controlled motor
° Automatic return and shutoff
° Electronically controlled speed selections
° Electronically controlled pitch adjustments
° Illuminated stroboscope
° Precision aluminium diecast platter and base
° Calibrated stylus force adjustments
° Anti-skating compensation with counterweight balance and scale
° Viscous damped cueing
° Acceptance of high compliance magnetic cartridges
° Smoked plastic dust cover
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