Sony PS-X700

October   1 9 8 0 october 1980
1 9 8 3 1983

The last Biotracer biggie.

Alas a transitional unit and rather difficult to find nowadays, the PS-X700 was an updated PS-X75, using the redesigned (smaller) Biotracer tonearm and adding a neat tracking force LED display on the front strip - not that you'd use the latter feature every day but at least it was one more visible feature of technology :)

Like all other Biotracer-equipped turntables, the X700 can have its VTA adjusted through a lever at the bottom of the arm base.

The other features are inherited from the previous generations of Sony's "X" turntables : Magnedisc/Xtal Lock, SBMC base, gel-filled height-adjustable feet and Linear Torque brushless/slotless BSL motor.

The PS-X700 remained present in the japanese catalogs until late 1983 but, Sony Biotracer or not, CD was then the center of all attentions.

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Sony PS-X700 specifications
Title Value
TONEARM TONEARM
Type: Biotracer
J-shaped radial
Effective length: 23,5cm
Overhang: 13mm
Tracking error: +2,40° / -1,40°
Cart/shell weight: 9,7...16,7g
15,7...22,7g
21,7...28,7g
Supplied headshell: SH-156 (7,2g)
TURNTABLE TURNTABLE
Drive system : BSL Direct-Drive
Servo Control : Magnedisc
Locking : Quartz Lock
Wow & flutter : 0,025% (WRMS)
±0,03% (DIN45507)
0,015% (FG Direct)
S/N ratio : 78dB
Speed accuracy : > 0,003%
Start-up time : 2/3 turn
Platter : 32cm / 2kg
Speeds : 33 1/3 & 45rpm
Braking : electromagnetic
GENERAL GENERAL
PC : 23W
Dimensions : 48 x 16,5 x 42cm
Weight : 13kg.
FEATURES FEATURES
Operation : fully-auto
Auto-Disc selector : yes
Audio-Muting circuit : yes
RM-65 compatibility : yes
SBMC base : yes
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