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LUX PD-277 -- FULLY AUTOMATIC DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE
THE LUX ANSWER TO THE QUALITY VS. CONVENIENCE QUESTION.
Until the Lux PD-277, music lovers seeking a quality, noise free, wow-less turntable and a precision-tracking, low-mass tonearm had little choice. They assembled their own, perhaps using one manufacturer's turntable and another's tonearm.
Satisfactory performance came only after hours of fiddling with assembly and adjustment.
Of course, the resulting player lacked an automatic tonearm lift, set-down or return. The stylus had to be manually-and very carefully-placed in the lead-in groove. And at the end of every disc, there was a mad rush to lift the arm as it ground its way round and round the run-out groove. But these inconveniences were the price many audiophiles were willing to pay for the quality they sought.
Lux's audio engineers appreciated the problem and created the solution: the second-generation fully automatic, direct-drive turntable.
Incorporating the latest in sophisticated direct-drive design, the PD-277's DC servo-controlled brushless and slotness motor provides a 0.03 percent wow and flutter specification and signal-to-noise of 60 dB. A novel high-density mat with contours and materials specifically designed to damp spurious platter and record vibrations is integral to the die-cast aluminum platter--not simply resting on it.
Similar attention is given to electromechanical detail in the Lux straight-line tonearm. Achieving the lowest practical mass by use of a stripped-down integrated headshell, this 240mm tonearm will accept and bring out the best from any of today's fine phono cartridges. Other critical mechanical problems, such as resonance and tracking instability, are solved by the arm's nested-tube design and vertical-pivot construction.
All essential functions of the PD-277 are electronically controlled. For example, a separate motor operates the tonearm, instead of conventional noisy, drag-producing mechanical arrangement. And the end-of-record lift is triggered by a photoelectric sensing system. And, of course, the arm motor completely disengages when not in use.
The Lux attention to detail also includes other necessities and niceties-such as adjustable anti-skating, a ±4 percent speed control with stroboscopic readout, an oil-damped manual cue system and a hinged, detachable, damped dust cover.
You can experience Lux's very quiet resolution of the quality vs. convenience question at selected audio dealers.
LUX AUDIO OF AMERICA, LTD.
160 Dupont Street, Plainview, NY 11833, USA
(Source: Audio magazine, Aug. 1979)
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