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EC (electronic control) full auto player developed by inheriting the technology of DP-EC1mkII.

The counter weight of the tone arm has a built-in anti-resonance filter. This anti-resonance mechanism reduces resonance in the 30 Hz to 80 Hz range and improves resolution in the low frequency range.
In addition, stainless steel pipe with high rigidity is adopted for the pipe arm instead of the conventional aluminum pipe, and it is combined with the counter weight with the damper built-in, and the deflection of the pipe part is almost eliminated.

A force is applied to the tone arm in the direction of twisting or pulling the pipe. If the pivot is loose at this time, these forces will be applied to the needle tip and the sound quality will deteriorate. To prevent this, the span of the pivot is expanded, and a full-scale radial ball bearing is used for water plain bearing. This eliminates the looseness of the pipe and suppresses resonance.

The tone arm is driven by two separate motors, one for horizontal direction and the other for vertical direction.

Sound quality is improved by keeping the total DC resistance from the head shell to the output cord and pin plug low.

The head shell is made of magnesium alloy.

The automatic record size detection mechanism uses an optical system to detect the record size without touching the record.
The principle of this automatic record size detection mechanism is that a reflector emits light from obliquely above a record and guides the light to a sensor corresponding to each record size. The light to the sensor is blocked or emitted depending on the record size, and its output changes depending on the record size. The output from the sensor is then sent to a logic circuit, which determines the size of the record. Then, the needle down position and the end position of the automatic performance are determined automatically.
For DP-EC3, the rotational speed is manually determined.

The DP-EC3 is designed to operate without contact at all times while detecting the state of the arm lifter (up / down) and the horizontal position of the arm, so that it can operate automatically from any position.
Manual operation is possible without switching between Auto and Manual except when the arm is moved by Auto operation.

Equipped with a quick response mechanism, even when the arm is moving up or down in automatic operation, if you instruct a new operation with the button, you can immediately move to the next operation.

A quartz PLL system is used to control the rotation of the turntable. In this system, the rotation speed of the motor is controlled by a high-precision reference signal from a crystal oscillator. The motor also uses a 4-phase 12-pole quartz PLL / DC servo motor with a starting torque of 1.2 kg ・ cm.

The turntable has an outer diameter of 333 mm, a weight of 1.8 kg, and an inertial mass of 353g-cmS.2Turntable is adopted.

The electronic flash unit uses the quartz oscillation frequency to generate a signal with a pulse width as short as 1/1000 second and drives the green LE.

By gathering all operation buttons on the front of the cabinet, it can be operated even with the dust cover closed.

The cabinet is a triple structure cabinet using die-casting, wooden frame and reginamic.

Equipped with a muting mechanism to cut noise.

Equipped with a needle tip protection mechanism, the tone arm does not come down even if you lead in when there is no record on the turntable.

Model Rating
Type Electronically controlled full auto player
<Turntable portion>
Drive system Direct drive system
Motor 4-Phase 12-Pole Quartz PLL / DC Servo Motor
Turntable 333 mm Aluminum Alloy Die-cast, 1.8 kg
Inertial mass 353g-cm / S2
Number of revolutions 33 1/3, 45 rpm
Rotational speed switching system Electronic Type (Manual Switching at Irregular Rotation Number Record)
Wow flutter 0.03% or less (WRMS)
Signal-to-noise ratio 75 dB or more (DIN-B)
Tone Arm Section
Type Static Balance Type / Universal S-shaped Pipe Arm
Total Length 320mm
Effective length 227mm
Overhang 14mm
Tracking error angle + 2.9 °, -1.5 °
Offset Angle 22 °
Needle pressure adjustment Direct Reading Type 0 ~ 3g (0.1g Step)
Head shell Magnesium Die-cast, 6.2 kg
Cartridge mounting weight range 11g ~ 16.5g
16g ~ 21.5g (when sub-weight is used)
Pwer 100 VAC, 50Hz/60Hz
Power consumption 9W
External dimensions Width 470x Height 150x Depth 395 mm
Weight 12.5kg
Attachment Overhang gauge
45 Rotation Adapter
Sub x Weight
Cartridge Spacer (2 Types)
Hex Wrench