Sansui SR-525 Stereo Turntable

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Speeds 33, 45 RPM
Type of operation Manual
Drive method Direct drive (electronically servo controlled)
Motor 20 pole, 30 slot DC brushless type with built-in frequency generator
Wow & Flutter (claimed) 0.03% (WRMS)
Platter Material Aluminium alloy
Platter weight (Kg) 1.4
Platter mat material Rubber
Standard arm Yes, S-shaped with knife edge support and SME type detachable headshell. Height adjustable.
Dust Cover Yes, acrylic, hinged
Stroboscope Yes
Fine speed adjustment Yes
Width x Height x Depth (cm) 46.9 x 15.0 x 37.5
Net Weight (Kg) 9.5
When manufactured 1976 to 1978
UK new price Circa 170 in 1978
eBay price guide (full working order and in good, clean condition) 95 to 180 Rating

The SR-525 was nice mid-price audiophile orientated manual direct drive deck with a cabinet constructed from 40mm thick chipboard finished in dark grey vinyl. It had stroboscopic pitch controls and electronic speed change. Sansui claimed an impressive -72dB figure for rumble.

The SR-525, not being a suspended design, obviously relied on on four natural rubber insulating feet attached to the solid cabinet base to absorb vibrations.

The Sansui SR-525 is fairly uncommon in the UK but you do see them pop up occasionally on eBay.

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Scan from Sansui brochure

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