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Old 24th January 2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default Aiwa AP2200 TT: any good?

Just bought this turntable in great condition for 25 euros.

Linear Torque Direct Drive Player R-Player Aiwa Co. Ltd.; To

Built like a tank and incredibly heavy. Very little information around about Aiwa TT: is it a good device? Any advices about a new cartridge? Do I have to lube the motor (it is a direct drive)?

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Old 26th January 2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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According to a german forum, base is compressed rock wool with pvc.

(Google translation from german to english):

A direct-drive semi-automatic turntable with front panel and high ease of use and a very competitive price / performance ratio. The frame is of pressed rock wool, sealed with PVC. The result is a largely free from resonance ground.
The feet inwards are adjustable so that the turntable can be installed in a small space or on shelves. The highly stabilized synchronization is achieved by a newly developed linear-torque DC servo motor. And the peak bearing tonearm has a special adjustment: the fine adjustment of the contact pressure is carried out prior to storage of the tone arm from the front. Adjustable counterweight and anti-skate are easily adjustable.
The record player has at least 2 separate controls for fine-tuning the speed 33 or 45 U /. An illuminated stroboscope in PLATTER helps you set the exact speed. The flutter are <0.065% DIN, d

Power supply 110/220 V, 50/60 Hz
Drive System Direct Drive
Motor 2 phase, 8 pole linear torque servo IC
Platter 30.6 cm aluminum diecast
Speeds 33 1/3 + 45 U / min
Fine adjustment 3%
Flutter DIN 0.065%
Signal to Noise Ratio 70 dB DIN
Effective tonearm length 215 mm
Overhang 15 mm
Weight Recomm. Systems from 3.5 to 1 1 p
Recommended ground pressure 0-3p
Dimensions H mm 123xB424xT359
Weight kg 6.9

The table was included in a interesting range of mid-hifi devices from AIWA in the late 70's.
It has suspension feet.
Nice arm?
Cartridge is a vintage golden Empire 2000, someone swear by it.
Anyway the turntable looks so nice with my NAD separates...
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