Sony PS-X555ES

October   1 9 8 3 october 1983
1 9 9 2 1992

The only ES turntable, available for almost ten years... only to see the demise of the LP standard.

Gone with it would be Sony's extensive and expensive efforts on Biotracer tonearms which, market-wise, never really made the grade - even if the original PS-B80 sold in fact quite well.

The PS-X555ES used a tangential version, rather different from the 1978 design and different as well from the one used in the 1981 PS-X800 which cost twice as much but was rushed to the market.

Available worldwide in black and with the same name, but in some markets with a most welcome and most becoming wood frame circling the front and sides.

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Sony PS-X555ES specifications
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Turntable : Linear brushless-slotless motor
Quartz Lock DD drive + Magnedisc reading
Electromagnetic braking
S/N ratio : 78dB (DIN-B)
Speed accuracy : < 0,0003%
Wow & flutter : 0,015% (WRMS)
Full speed ahead : 1/2 rotation
Load resistance : 0% up to 100g
Platter : 32cm Ø, 1,2kg
Speeds : 33 1/3 & 45 rpm
Tangential Biotracer : 1x vertical motor
1x horizontal motor
Length : 13cm (effective)
21,25cm (overall)
Tracking error : ± 0,07°
Tracking force : 0,5...2,5g
Cable capacitance : 60pf/meter, 87,5pf total
Cartridge weight : 10...19,5g
Supplied headshell : 7,2g
PC : 23W
Dimensions : 43 x 10,5 x 42,5cm
Weight : 7,4kg.
List price : 70,000¥ (1983)
84,700¥ (1989)
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