The SP10 started life in 1970 as a servo-controlled motor unit designed for studio use. With the direct-drive system, the motor rotated at the same speed as the record; therefore, there was no speed reducing mechanism, such as a belt or idler. As a result, mechanical vibrations originating from the speed reduction mechanism were nonexistent. The turntable platter weighed 2.8 kg and had inertial mass of 330 kg-cm2. Every platter produced was meticulously adjusted for optimal dynamic balance. Since the spin speed was electronically changed when the dial was operated, there was no switching mechanism to cause rotational fluctuation. The rotation speeds of 33-1/3 and 45 rpm were individually fine-adjustable. The SP-10 was used by the BBC and also evaluated highly around the world. It became a de facto reference for Hi-Fi record players.
This Classic Sound SP 10 is mounted in a beautiful Maple and Walnut plinth with a Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm.
The Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm features direct readout stylus pressure, spring system anti-skating device, delayed motion arm lifter with shock absorber and a removable headshell with gold plated contacts.
Type: static balance universal type
Effective length: 237mm
Offset angle: 21 degrees
Height range: 42-88mm
Cartridge range: 4-16g
VTF range: 0-3g