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It's really hard to tell whether this PSX-800 was ever used to actually spin some vinyl. During our unpacking, it sure seemed like it may have been the first - or second time.
We suspect someone else may have beat us to it since it already had a cartridge installed and calibrated, and it would be difficult to do this properly while still in the box. So is this NOS (New Old Stock)? You be the judge by looking at the pictures.
This is most likely the ONLY NOS (New Old Stock) PSX-800 on the market and is priced accordingly. So if you're looking for a bargain you'll to take your chances on eBay :-)
The PSX-800 has a loyal following and is in near the top of the list for Sony turntables. The only better ones were studio models.
As you can see from the pictures all the packaging and protective bits are in place. The dust cover looks brand new and there isnt a fingerprint anywhere.
We didn't want to disturb the contents so we have not tested it. If you're a collector and will be putting away in a closet for prosperity, it's probably best we leave it alone.
If you're an audiophile and would like to enjoy this beauty, simply let us know after your purchase and we'll fire it up and calibrate the included cartridge (or a different one of your choosing). Heck you can even send in your favorite cartridge and we'll get it fully setup using our top of the line turntable calibration station.
Included in this listing is every single bit that would have come from the factory new, and a bonus super capable and period correct Signet MR 5.0 cartridge that is new.
More on this 'table from Sony:
The Sony PS-X800 features a unique servo controlled linear tracking tonearm designed to duplicate the movement of the head which cuts the record master.
Compared with a pivoted arm, a linear tracking arm has a very small tracking error which means greatly reduced harmonic distortion, improved tracking ability and channel separation.
The horizontal and vertical movement of the tonearm are monitored by Sony's Biotracer sensors, and this information is transmitted to the tonearm by linear motors to suppress resonance at low frequencies and to obtain the maximum signal to noise ratio.
The tonearm balance and stylus force are electronically controlled by adjusting current to the linear motor for vertical movement.
The PS-X800 is a fully automatic system with feather-touch controls.
Record size is automatically set by a photo sensor, a muting system is activated when the tonearm is lifted and speed and direction of tonearm movement are easily controlled with the arm direction and fast buttons.
The unit is powered by Sony's linear torque BSL motor with speed governed by a very stable quartz oscillator and magnetic speed monitoring system.
The PS-X800's cabinet is made from a special inorganic (non-plastic) moulded compound with low 'Q' and newly developed resilient feet, effectively minimizing outside vibrations and acoustic feedback.
Click here for a PDF copy of the Sony PS-X800 Owner's Manual
Click here for a PDF copy of the Sony PS-X800 Service Manual
32cm (12.6") aluminium alloy die-cast
Linear torque BSL motor
Quartz lock control, magnedisc servo control
33.33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter:
Signal to noise ratio:
Lead in, return, reject, repeat, record size selection, zero-balance
Stylus force range:
0.5 to 3g
Cartridge shell weight:
Cartridge weight range (Incl. headshell):
10 to 29g (with extra weight)
16.5" x 4.72" x 17.5"
(440 x 120 x 445mm)
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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home.
This item is also available for pickup in Glen Rock, NJ, with convenient parking near our building.
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If we don’t have the original manufacture’s packaging, we use heavy duty double-ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts. In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging! We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages. Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box.
NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.
Thanks for looking and be sure to call us at 201-879-0000 with any questions.
WHO WE ARE
SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you’re local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we’re running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you’re looking for top dollar, we suggest selling it directly on your own.
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We’ll also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration.
SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT
We are currently operating from our shop located inside our dedicated building in Glen Rock, NJ. You’re welcome to make an appointment if there’s a piece of equipment you’d like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have several well-equipped, dedicated listening areas plus a dedicated studio with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We’re not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you’re just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence - no tire kickers please.
You can call or text 201-879-0000 with any questions, or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune your newly purchased gear in your listening room if you’re local to our area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It’s also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.