SOTA Star TurnTables

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

With Sumiko MMT tonearm and vacuum supply


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jerry O. a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I recently picked up a Sota Star III/SME V arm/Grado Sonata comination in the beautiful Koa wood finish. Getting it set up is a bit complex (at least for me), particlualy the tone arm. Also, the addition of the vacuum hold down pump adds another layer of complexity and potential problems down the road. But, so far, this combo works perfectly. And, the sound is absolutely delicious. I'm now getting the most dimensional, realistic playback I've ever heard through my system. Hopefully this combo will hold up in the long-run.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   private party



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Wendell a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Sota turntables are way overrated. I hate mine and want to sell it a Black Star with Flywheel and Composite armboard. However I feel I should take a huge loss in selling it that is sell it cheap for not to rip someone off. This table sounds bad to me. I can't get a consistently musical sound out of it. Better arms and cartrodges reveal the weaknesses in the table. My Rega turntables were far less expensive and they truly sound great even with less expensive cartridges like Sumiko Blue Point Special. I think it is a poor design and I have even had several upgrades to it but it doesn't help much.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by floyd a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 31, 1999

Bottom Line:   
recently purchased the Sota Star on the internet. I am new to the world of high quality components...The soundscape on this table is beautiful and exposes the limitations of my cheap cartridge that i was using on my previous turntable. I plan on upgrading the motor to the new series five. I have heard that sota was out of business, but i called the number and the helped quite nicely. the seperation of the left and right channel is spatial. i think sound is an individual preference and all things are relative in many respects. i feel fortunate to have picked this up for such a nice price...if anything it shows that some audiophiles don't mind helping others out by providing good equipment at a nice price...

i would recommend a SOTA to anyone looking for a beautiful soundscape. just make sure you have a quality cartridge because it will show if not...

if you have a SOTA and would like contact info...email me and i'll be happy to give it to you.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audio Enthusiast




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