Sony PS-X70

May
1 9 7 8 may 1978
1 9 8 1 1981

The PS-X70 was carefully engineered :
BSL motor with Magnedisc barium-ferrite readout, urethane-coated Litz wires, carbon-charged tonearm, gold-plated contacts and adjustable VTA.

The J-shaped tonearm is a PUA-7 (available separately for 30,000¥) and a simplified version of the PUA-9 fitted on the PS-X9 masterpiece - ain't this neat ?

The PS-X70 was also carefully designed with Sony's unmatched mix of shiny & matte textures & assorted colors - looks do count as well when it comes to sales :)


Along the PS-X50, the PS-X70 is the original of the series : the PS-X60 and PS-X40 are later versions.

Like the earlier PS-X7, the X70 turned out to be one of Sony's bestselling turntable - and it wasn't cheap. The entire series is part of the most sold japanese turntables : there are tens of thousands of them around.


Add in a Denon DL-160 or a Sony XL-55 (the PUA-7 deserves good moving-coil cartridges, even heavyweights like the old DL-103) and you will be stunned by the results.

Quality, reliability and convenience all rolled into one : japanese engineering at its best.

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Sony PS-X70 specifications
Title Value
Speed accuracy : ±0.002%
Wow & flutter : 0.025%
S/N ratio : 75dB (DIN B)
Platter : 32cm
Platter + mat weight : 2,2kg
Moment of inertia : 340kg/cm2
Full speed ahead : 1/4 rotation
Tonearm balance : static
Pivot to stylus length : 235mm
Overhang : 14mm
Adjustable VTA : ± 3mm
Stylus range : 0...2,5g
Anti-skating range : 0...2,5g
Cable capacitance : 45pF/m
Dimensions : 48,1 x 15,6 x 42,1cm
Weight : 12,8kg.
Tag : 79,800¥ (1978)
FEATURES
> Direct Drive system
> Fully automatic operation
> BSL motor
> Magnedisc servo control
> X-tal lock
> Die-cast aluminium platter
> Quartz drive strobe light
> Discrete FG servo-controlled tonearm motor
> Litz wire tonearm leads
> Rapid start-up and speed change
> Logic IC controlled function sequencing
> J-shaped carbon fiber tonearm
> Quick-stop electromagnetic braking
> Fine adjustment of speed
> Adjustable VTA
> Gold plated contacts
> 4-clamp headshell connector
> Audio muting
> Luminous sensor for tonearm return
> Tonearm safety clutch
> Viscous damped cueing
> Direct-read anti-skating
> Direct-read counterweight
> Zinc alloy tonearm base
> SBMC cabinet
> Feather-touch controls
> Viscous filled height-adjustable feet
> Spare headshell holder
> Removable spring-loaded cover
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