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SOTA Sapphire Turntable ex-trade

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We've just traded back a beautiful 1-owner Sota Sapphire turntable we sold new in 2014. It presents as new in Cherry. Pics to follow shortly.

Price is for table only, can supply with a Morch DP-6 chrome Precision tonearm for an additional $2,500 (RRP $3,650), and install any cartridge you may need as well. 

Pics to be published shortly.

A turntable must address and resolve all of the issues that affect ultimate performance, if it is to achieve the goal of bringing you closest to the musical experience. The basic goal of achieving maximum information retrieval in turntable performance is one of controlling microscopic vibrations - a task that requires the utmost in engineering precision and comprehensive design.

The design objectives of Dynamic Stability (the control of forces present in a dynamic system), Environmental Isolation (the control of forces from "outside" the turntable’s world), Easy Set-up (guaranteed results in all situations), Control Over Vinyl Resonance and Variations, (which would otherwise undermine the performance of even the best turntables) and Control Over Power Line Impurities (which are present in all installations and result in sonic anomalies if not controlled), are all addressed in the design of the SOTA line of precision turntables.

Both the SERIES V SAPPHIRE™ and the SERIES V JEWEL™share almost all the same design objectives. The main difference lies in the suspension:

  • The SAPPHIRE™ features the traditional four-point spring suspension.
  • The JEWEL™ features the four-point elastic suspension.

This viscro elastic suspension is similar to our top-of-the-line MILLENNIA™ model. The SERIES V SAPPHIRE™ also includes the SOTA I-Clamp record clamp. The Reflex Clamp is available as an optional accessory.


  • Crafted in the USA 
  • Floating Seismic Platform™ suspension with 10kg balanced sub-chassis hung with a 4-point spring suspension system 
  • Internally dampened, multi-layered platter
  • Inverted bearing design with sapphire thrust plate and chrome steel bearing
  • Acrylic Super Mat
  • Bolt-through multi-layer armboard block mounting
  • Ultra-regulated, high speed power supply for motor system
  • Electronic speed control and speed change
  • Interchangeable tonearm capability with wood armboard
  • Optional tension-hinged clear dust cover
  • Optional standard and premium finishes
  • 2-year parts and labour warranty

Save on your dustcover and clamp costs if you buy together with your SOTA Turntable.

"...the SOTA Sapphire is a mature design that traces its DNA straight from the Golden Age of audiophile analog. Unfussy in set up and unperturbed by the listening environment, it promises to make marvelous music for decades to come." 
 - Bruce Kinch, Listener Hi-Fi & Music Review


Motor: High efficiency A/C motor with double regulated, synthesised sine wave drive and balanced pulley
Individually balanced 6.5kg 1-piece cast platter with internal damping, lead flywheel ring
Bearing: Thrust pad - polished sapphire disc; thrust point - hardened chrome steel ball
Suspension: Tuned 4-point sub-chassis, stretched spring 2.55Hz frequency
Hardened steel, hand matched to sintered bronze sleeves
Transmission: Belt driven
Speeds: 33 1/3 and 45 RPM, electronically switchable with fine tuning
Rumble: < -60dB unweighted (10cm/sec @ 1000Hz)
WOW & Flutter:
< 0.04% RMS
Dimensions: 190 (to top of dustcover) x 515 x 419mm (HxWxD)
Weight: 20kg

Please Note:

Price includes the turntable and any options selected, and a cut wood armboard (please specify what tonearm you'll be using). Tonearm and cartridge are not included but are available from us so please let us know of any specific requests.


Order timeframe: Due to the vast array of colour combinations on offer, each SOTA turntable is made to order at the factory. Please allow 5-7 weeks for delivery, you will be informed of progress of your order every step of the way.

  Krispy Audio is the exclusive official agent/importer/distributor for SOTA in Australia.

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