Up for sale is NAD 5120 semi-automatic belt drive turntable without tonearm/cartridge. It was in perfect working order when packed away carefully late last year. The only issue cosmetically is a rectangular shaped mark caused by a plastic box which was left on the deck in one place for long period of time (see photos). The lid is in great condition, very clean and shiny with the minimum of the usual light polishing marks. The hinges are also perfect.
NAD 5120 tonearms (both flat or tubular) are available on ebay and elsewhere. You can purchase more than one and have a different phono cartridge mounted on each of them, completely setup and balanced. Then you can quickly swap tonearms by simply unplugging one arm and plugging in another, with no readjustment needed (except for anti-skating and cueing height). This is extremely convenient if you wish to use you expensive phono cartridge to play only good records, and use a cheaper one to play records which are not in very good condition (a very smart thing to do!).
For anyone wishing to get into vinyl, or re-discover their record collection, this would be an excellent choice.
When first released, The Hi-Fi press raved about this deck, and it remained a firm favourite in the entry level class for many years. It was something of a giant killer, performing way above its price point. What Hi Fi? magazine wrote: "There is nothing around to touch it for the price".
It is a minimalist design, using belt drive and a fully suspended chassis, just like the very high end decks. A high quality synchronous motor ensures that the belt driven platter maintains accurate speeds without rumble or flutter. The platter (with vibration-absorbing thick rubber mat) and the interchangeable tone arm are mounted on a sub chassis, isolating them from vibration.
Drive system: precision neoprene belt drive
Motor: synchronous motor
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed accuracy: +-0.5%
Wow and flutter: 0.04% WRMS
Suspension system: sprung sub-chassis
Tonearm: flat or tubular static balance arm with dynamic vibration absorber
Effective length: 208mm
Effective mass: 6g
Offset angle: 26 degrees
Dynamic vibration absorber: spring suspended counterweight with viscous damping
Cartridge weight: 2 to 8g
Tracking force: 0 to 3g
Dimensions: 420 x 105 x 354mm
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