Yamaha YP-700

Yamaha YP-700C

1 9 7 2 1972
1 9 7 5 1975

Belt-drive record player which was perhaps produced by CEC - Micro Seiki was mainly overbooked with high and ultra-high end commissions.

It is only when Yamaha started to tackle the idea of tangential tonearms that a team was gathered around Mr Moshida for the specific purpose of Yamaha audio turntables.


The YP-700 is a simple mid-fi with dual-floating system and a tonearm's gravity center placed right at record level (both being touted as "Yamaha's unique features"), a lateral balancer (weight) plus anti-skating (thread).

The cartridge shown in the US catalog is also Yamaha's "unique" CG-7000 - a 0.7 spherical diamond rebadge of... somebody else's !


The YP-700 was, btw, also available as a Sonab 75S, in black and with a different, j-shaped, tonearm, and as a YP-700C in very smart looking semi-matte silver guise and with a clearer wood base.

Another version, sans cueing switch, was also available as built inside the 1972 Yamaha FS-55 Japan-only cutie system.

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Yamaha YP-700 specifications
Title Value
Turntable Turntable
Motor : synchronous outer rotor
Speeds : 33 1/3 & 45rpm
Wow & flutter : < 0,05%
S/N ratio : 50dB
Platter : 30cm aluminium diecast
Features : auto pickup & return
Tonearm Tonearm
Type : S-shape, static balance
gravity center mechanism
Tracking force : 0...4g
Headshell : 12g universal-type
Cartridge weight range : 5...15g
Cartridge Cartridge
Type : Yamaha CG-7000 stereo moving magnet
Output : 4mV
Frequency response : 10Hz...25Khz
Channel separation : 30dB
Stylus : 0.7mil spherical diamond
Stylus pressure : 1.5g
General General
PC : 15W
Dimensions : 48 x 41 x 16,1cm
Weight : 9,2kg.
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