Model No: Sota Sapphire turntable

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Sota Sapphire turntable

  • $1,999.00

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The SOTA Sapphire was the first, and the most successful in terms of sales, of the new generation of high-end American turntables. As such, the SOTA can be viewed as leading this country's resurgence of interest in high-quality turntable production. At the time of the SOTA's introduction in 1981, it was the only high-end turntable manufactured in the US. Since then American-made turntables have appeared from the likes of AR, Mapleknoll, Sonographe, and VPI.


In retrospect, the reasons for the SOTA's success seem obvious. The turntable is visually and constructionally ime pressive and instills in the buyer confidence that he is receiving value for money. It is easy to set up properly, even by one not technically inclined or blessed with secret knowledge, and once set-up right it stays that way. Isolation is excellent; even a firm rap of the knuckles on the plinth while a record is playing does not produce an adverse effect. Finally, and most importantly, the SOTA offers first-class sound quality.

Cartridge not included.


The SOTA Sapphire was the first, and the most successful in terms of sales, of the new generation of high-end American turntables. As such, the SOTA can be viewed as leading this country's resurgence of interest in high-quality turntable production. At the time of the SOTA's introduction in 1981, it was the only high-end turntable manufactured in the US. Since then American-made turntables have appeared from the likes of AR, Mapleknoll, Sonographe, and VPI.


In retrospect, the reasons for the SOTA's success seem obvious. The turntable is visually and constructionally ime pressive and instills in the buyer confidence that he is receiving value for money. It is easy to set up properly, even by one not technically inclined or blessed with secret knowledge, and once set-up right it stays that way. Isolation is excellent; even a firm rap of the knuckles on the plinth while a record is playing does not produce an adverse effect. Finally, and most importantly, the SOTA offers first-class sound quality.

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