Micro- Seiki BL-51 with Grace Gyro Master G727 tone arm/headshell with a lightly used Goldring 1012gx .
This deck looks and sound incredible, and the match with the tonearm and cart is stunning. The tone arm alone is $450 + and the cart was also $450 new so the package deal is quite economical. Get a world class belt driven TT for very little money. FG servo motor run rock steady, grace track perfectly and the Goldrings presence and soundstage will bring your vinyl to life.
Drive system: Belt drive system
Motor: FG servo DC motor
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: 0.025% wrms
Signal to noise ratio: more than 75dB
Speed variable range: +-3%
Platter: 31cm aluminium diecast
Dimensions: 510 X 405 X 175mm
The light 2,3kg platter is centered on a very thick 1,6cm shaft, the concentricity of which is machined down to 0,4 microns. The entire high-precision polished ball bearing + shaft is suspended in a secluded oil-bath - avoids periodic servicing and remains unaffected by temperature changes or aging.
The drive is a servo-controlled DC motor which drives the platter by way of a specially engineered low-tension belt made of carbon/urethane compound ; this belt is ground to a precise 0,45mm thickness.
The base is genuine plywood, not the all-too-frequent compressed wood particles - plywood remains one of the best acoustical damping materials.
Finish is hand-rubbed ebony veneer for a touch of discrete classiness.