Kenwood KD-850 Direct drive turntable
Made in Japan in 1980, the Kenwood KD-850 is an absolute marvel of a turntable. A perfect marriage between electronics wizardry and engineering mastery. Unlike many turntables of the era, all electronic components are in regular supply as no custom made components were used. This makes this beauty serviceable for many many more decades to come.
It is a fully automatic direct drive turntable with Quartz locked speed to ensure it spins at exaxtly the right speed always. Nothing is cheaply made or engineered - it is simply one of those turntables that cost more to design and manufacture than they made money out of because it was built to make a statement.
These virtually never come up for sale - anywhere! So here's your opportunity to own a fully serviced, fully operational dream machine.
Drive system: quartz pll direct drive system
Motor: 20 pole, 30 slot brushless DC servo motor
Platter: 330mm diameter, aluminium die-cast, 2.6kg
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: less than 0.022 WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: more than 62dB
Rumble: better than -83dB
Tonearm: static balanced type, s-shaped pipe arm, EIA plug in connector
Effective length: 245mm
Usable cartridge weight range: 2.0 to 12.0g
Dimensions: 491 x 176 x 404mm