Serviced and ready to be enjoyed in a new home. The Grado cartridge has lots of life left and sounds great! The cables have also been upgraded. Dustcover shows usual signs of wear.
The HT-660 is a fully automatic, quartz-locked, Unitorque direct drive, turntable manufactured by the Hitachi Corporation in 1979. This is an advanced turntable with an optical tone arm return sensing mechanism. It consists of an independent motor responsible for automatic functions such as automatic cueing, auto-return, auto-cut, and auto repeat. It has an electronic breaking system, which ensures that the platter stops within three seconds. The operating controls are all positioned such that they can be accessed with the cover closed. An advantage of this turntable is that the tone arm height is adjustable, thereby allowing cartridges of different sizes to be utilized.
Specification Model Name Hitachi HT-660 Drive Direct Unitorque Turntable 330-mm aluminium die-cast Speeds 33-1/3 rpm and 45-rpm Wow and flutter 0.025-% Signal-to-noise-ratio 75-dB (DIN B) Tonearm Static balance S shaped tubular Cueing Oil damped Effective Length 220-mm Overhang 15-mm Tracking error Less than 2-degrees Stylus Pressure range 0-g to 3-g Rec. Cartridge weight 4-g to 10-g Mechanism Fully automatic Dimensions 454-mm x 150-mm x 391-mm Weight 9-kg