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Dual CS505 - 300422

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Dual CS505
Vintage Budget Turntable


Dual CS505

Vintage Budget Turntable

This iconic early 1980’s turntable is in full & perfect working order. Fitted with good quality Stanton 500 MM cartridge and stylus - ready to use when connected to your amplifier’s MM phono input.

The main belt is fine, the pitch belt is fine and arm geometry is all good

The acrylic dust cover is included but the hinges are broken. This is reflected in the price.

The following information from the excellent vilylengine.com website:

“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
• Rumble: 69dB
• Tonearm: distortion free ultra low mass aluminium tubular tonearm in 4 point tip bearing

The last two pictures are from the 1981 Hi-Fi Choice, when this deck was awarded ‘Recommended’ status.

Click here for information, specifications and downloadable user manuals from the excellent vinylengine.com website


Payment accepted via Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Personal Cheque or cash on collection.

Economical worldwide shipping via UPS or FedEx – Expertly packed, tracked and insured.


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
or by sending and email to enquiries@retrotechaudio.co.uk
if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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