Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TECHNICS DIRECT DRIVE AUTOMATIC SL-5

Today it's a really cool record player I found.

A Technics Direct Drive Automatic SL-5.
It's very compact as you can see, just the width of a 33.
And doesn't sound too bad.  Doesn't sound as great as my Bang and Olufsen but not bad.
My B& O lid spring is broken and it's tough to open and close now, so I'll probably start just using this one.
Where's the needle arm you ask?  well there is none.  It's a direct drive as the needle is in the lid and moves right to left as the record spins...  cool huh?
I never had one of these direct drives but the only thing that I'll miss is cuing up the record.
you can do it with a button, but I think I'll miss lifting the needle...
Over all I'm looking forward to playing some of my records with this new machine....  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

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