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Trio KD-500


Trio KD-500

Direct Drive Heavyweight - SME Ready

In excellent condition and full & perfect working order, this high spec vintage turntable was the flagship motor-unit of its era.

This is very heavy and you would be excused for assuming it has a marble or granite plinth. Although it’s very heavy, it’s actually made from dense stone composite.

The motor is smooth and quiet, main bearing is fine and freshly lubricated, 33 & 45 speeds are accurate & stable, strobe bulb is good and both 33 & 45 pitch controls operate as they should.

So, here is a high quality, high spec vintage turntable, ready for use with any 9 inch tonearm with a standard SME type bed-plate fitting.


• Drive: direct-drive system
• Motor: 8-pole 24 slot brushless DC servo motor
• Platter: 30cm, 1.5kg aluminium alloy die-cast
• Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
• Wow and flutter: less than 0.03% WRMS
• Signal to noise ratio: more than 60dB
• Dimensions: 502 x 382 x 162mm
• Weight: 14.9kg

This comes with a print-out copy of the user manual - taken from the excellent website.

The last picture is from the 1979 Hi-Fi Year Book.


Payment accepted via 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
if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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