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.