Dual 701 Direct drive turntable
Made in Germany between 1973 and 1976, the Dual 701 was the quietest turntable made at the time based on independent laboratory testing to evaluate its performance.
From the brochure:
"This has been accomplished by an entirely different kind of motor, designed expressly for the 701, and a very innovative approach to the problem of resonance. Instead of the familiar, high speed AC motor, the 701 has an all electronic, low speed motor, with feedback-controlled speed precision. Because this motor rotates at the record speed, 33 1/3 or 45rpm, the need for speed reduction systems such as friction idler or rim belt is eliminated.
Instead, the platter is rotated directly by the motor, and the record spindle is the top of the motor shaft. The 701 motor is so quiet and free from vibration that it does not require any isolation mounting, but is mounted directly to the chassis."
It has a superb tonearm, with anti-skating for well-balanced sound, The removable headshell can accomodate a wide range of cartridges should you ever choose to upgrade.
It has a built-in stroboscobe, and adjustable speed so that you can adjust the pitch to perfection. It is a fully automatic turntable - perfect for those of us who just want the turntable to do all the hard work.
This turntable has been recently serviced and is ready to spin for you. It also comes with a new stylus and is fully setup in all repects. The lid is fully functional but does have a few cracks towards the back that have been repaired and are pretty much out of sight :)
Platter: non-magnetic, dynamically balanced, detachable 2.9kg
Platter speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm, electronically adjustable
Pitch control: 10% separate for both speeds, each adjusted by means of variable resistor, with calibration scale
Speed control: with illuminated stroboscope
Wow and flutter: < 0.03%
Rumble: < 50dB unweighted
Tonearm: torsionally rigid, tubular tonearm in low-friction four-point gimbal suspension, tonearm counterbalance with two mechanical anti-resonance filters