Sota Sapphire Turntable with Vacuum Platter and New Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge



Solid oak plinth refinished in a dark mahogany stain and satin clear coat.  Famous vacuum platter system which "sucks" the record down into the platter thus compensating for any record warp and improving sound.  Controls for fine tuning both 33 and 45 to perfection.  Outboard pump controller for determining level of suction.  This is a sprung table meaning the tonearm and platter are hanging from springs thus eliminating the effects of room vibration.  Much superior to many of today's tables which are commonly solid wood or plastic without any vibration control.  

The tonearm is a factory installed Sumiko FT-3 which is a perfect match to the recently introduced Sumiko Amethyst cartridge ($600), brand new out of the box, installed and tuned to perfection. 

To purchase a modern turntable with this degree of build quality and sophistication would easily cost you upwards of $10k.

This is a very heavy table, close to 50lbs, but has locking screws built in that compress the plinth and allow for safe shipping.  Arm would be removed for shipping which is super easy to install and will remain calibrated.

Cosmetic Condition:

Excellent condition.  No deep scratches or dings of any type.  Wood is lush and deep in color, black laminate top is super clean.  Tonearm is also very good but you'll notice some scratches on the height adjustment shaft if you look from the side.  Not visible from normal angles.  

Working Condition:

Tested and tuned and working to perfection.  Tracks both 33 and 45 speeds accurately and with minimal wow and flutter. 


New Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge with Box, Power Supply, Vacuum Pump, Sumiko Toneark.  No cover. 



Original Box








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