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Introduction to the SOTA Nova Turntable

SOTA is a turntable manufacturer headquartered in the Chicago area. They have been around for more than 30 years. SOTA’s current management team of Kirk and Donna Bodinet took over the manufacturing and servicing operation in 1997. They manufacture a total of nine turntable models as well as a very popular LP Cleaning Machine. The SOTA Nova turntable here is the third model down from the top of the line and comes complete with a real wood cabinet, a composite armboard, SOTA’s exclusive reflex clamp and a vacuum hold-down system.


  • Design: Turntable with Belt Drive
  • Motor: High Eficiency A/C with Double-regulated, Synthesized Sine Wave Motor
  • Bearing: Zirconia Ball with Sapphire Bearing Plate
  • Platter: 14 Pounds with Internal Damping and Lead Flywheel Ring
  • Suspension: Tuned 4-spring Sub-chassis, 2.55 Hz frequency
  • Vacuum System: Electronic-sensing with Clamping Pressure of 3.0″ (+/- 0.2″) Hg
  • Speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM, Electronically Switchable with Fine Tuning
  • Rumble: < -60dB unweighted (10cm/sec @ 1,000Hz)
  • Wow & Flutter: < 0.04%
  • Dimensions: 7.5″ H x 20.25″ W x 16.5″ D
  • Weight: Turntable 44 Pounds; Pump Unit 10 Pounds
  • $4,200 USD
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