Pick up Dual CS 525: full automatic, belt Drive, pitch adjust, size 17/30, antiskating, cueing, capac de protectie, functioneaza OK, made in Germany.
Floor vibration and acoustic feedback are frequent external sources of interference.
Vibrations can be transmitted to the record player with each step, and sound energy from the loudspeakers can be fed back acoustically to the record player through the air or through a piece of furniture.
To minimise these unwanted effects, the Dual CS 505 uses a floating chassis.
In the Dual 505, a great deal of technical expertise has been applied to acoustically decouple the entire turntable drive unit from the remainder of the casing.
As a result, external interference is filtered out so effectively that it no longer has any audible effect on the music.
The anti-resonance mat used on the CS 505 filters and counteracts resonances which can be transmitted through the record player to the record.
Drive: Dual 16-pole SM 100-1 synchronous motor with precision flat belt for flywheel drive
Starting time: 2 to 2.5s
Platter: 304mm, 0.9kg, non-magnetic, removable
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Pitch control: 6%
Wow and flutter: 0.05% WRMS
Tonearm: distortion free ultra low mass aluminium tubular tonearm in 4 point tip bearing
An impressive, easy to use and fuss free turntable system with a number of useful facilities - £80 HiFi Choice 1983
Slightly lacking in balls, but compensates with a consistently unmuddled presentation and good stereo focus perspectives - £170 (CS-505-4) HiFI Choice 1992