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Lo-D PS-38
39,800yen(1975 release)

The direct-drive player developed making full use of the motor technology of a Lo-D.

The 8 pole 24 slot non-commutator DC servo motor which adopted the direct-drive scheme is adopted as an actuator.
Moreover, DC servo mechanism which also controls slight rotation deflection and maintains an exact rotational frequency is carried.

The electronic control scheme is adopted as a velocity change and a rotational frequency fine tune. Moreover, ±3% of rotational frequency fine tune is each rotational frequency independency, and can be carried out with the stroboscope and neon glow lamp which were formed in the perimeter of the turntable.
Moreover, the power switch and the rotational frequency change serve as a one lever scheme.

The arm attachment which adopted the newly developed large-sized insulator and the rubber vibration insulator as the large cabinet of a howling margin as a measure against a howling is suppressing the vibration.

The low centroid S character type stylus-force Direct-reading type static blance type excellent in trances capacity is adopted as a tone arm.
Moreover, to sliding of an arm, the dial type anti skate organization which enables the stable trances is carried.

The same cartridge main unit as the output code of low capacity and the cartridge for compact-disk-4 is adopted, and compact-disk-4 performance is possible only at a switching of the needle point.

Since the fingerplate is made to serve a double purpose, a neon glow lamp case can be supported by applying a little finger, when bringing the needle point to the record board.

The oil dumping type arm lifter is adopted.

The auto hinge which can be detached and attached is adopted as a book jacket.

Rating of a mode
Form Direct-drive player
<Turntable part>
Drive system Direct-drive
Motor Non-commutator DC servo motor
Turntable The product made from 30.5cmphi aluminum die casting, 1.6kg
Rotational frequency 33 1 / 3 or 45rpm (a fine tune is possible)
Rotational frequency system for change-over Electronic control
Rotational frequency fine-tune scheme 33 1 / 3 or 45rpm each independent coordination
Rotational frequency fine-tune span ±3%
Wow and flutter 0.04%WRMS
SN ratio 60dB (50Hz, 60Hz component)
<Tone arm part>
Synopsis Static balance type S character pipe arm
Head shell exchange system (Europe standard type)
Arm total length 301mm
Arm effective length 220mm
Overhang 15mm
Tracking error 2 degrees
Stylus-force adjustable range 0-3g / 1 rotation (being a 0.2g step Direct reading)
Application cartridge weight span 4g-10g
<Cartridge part>
Synopsis man-month type cartridge (MT-23)
Frequency characteristic 15Hz - 30kHz
Output voltage 3mV (1kHz and 50mm/(sec))
Channel balance 1dB
Crosstalk 20dB
Stylus force 2g
Needle point 0.5mil diamond stylus (DS-ST23)
An attached organization The neon glow lamp for stroboscopes
Oil dumping type arm lifter
Anti skate organization
Power source AC100V, 50Hz/60Hz
Power consumption 2.5W
Dimensions Width 476x height 159x depth of 368mm
Weight 7.5kg