Micro Seiki DD-8 / MQ-50 Direct-Drive Vintage Audiophile Turntable with MA-505

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  • Regular price $1,049.00

Micro Seiki DD-8 / DQ-50 Direct-Drive Vintage Audiophile Turntable with MA-505 Tonearm 

The DD-8 is a lovely listening turntable. This Micro Seiki is also known as the DQ-50. Micro Seiki originally made surgical instruments and miniature mechanisms. They then started to produce exquisite and sought-after turntables in the 60's and 70's. The MA-505 tonearm is dynamically balanced for low tracking force and the tracking force application spring and tungsten wire ensure lasting quality without deterioration. 


  • This is a used unit. 

  • Physically the unit is in great condition for its age showing some light wear like some tiny nicks and scratches. Overall it is in very nice condition. Please see photos. 

  • This unit has its orignal dust cover. The dust cover shows signs of wear like small scratches.

  • This unit has been tested. It is fully functional and sounds excellent.

  • This unit will ship with a Denon headshell and generic cartridge/needle. 

  • This unit has the Micro Seiki MA-505 S shaped tone arm installed.

  • This sale is for the unit, MA-505 and headshell listed above. No other parts or accessories are included in the sale. We would recommend getting some high quality RCA cables for this unit as these models do not have hard wired ones. 

  • Please be aware this unit is 100V. 
    We will send you a free, isolated step-down transformer with this unit if you are located within Australia so it will be ready to plug and play when it arrives! You must ensure you do not power on this turntable without using the correct step-down transformer. If you purchase from overseas and are unsure about this or have any questions please send us a message as we would be glad to help you out. 

  • The step-down will not be included in any overseas sales as it has been made for use in Australia only. 

  • Drive method: direct drive

  • Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

  • Motor: PLL DC

  • Platter: 350mm, 2.6kg

  • Signal to noise ratio: 62dB

  • Wow and flutter: 0.02% wrms

  • Tonearm effective length: 237mm

  • Overhang: 15mm

  • Offset angle: 21 degrees

  • Cartridge weight range: 4 to 10g

  • Dimensions: 510 x 410 x 175mm

  • Weight: 15kg


Standard postage within Australia is free. If you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 


International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Return Policy:

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.


The Lofi Music Team have been providing professional audio solutions, restoration and repairs in the Sydney and Central Coast area for over ten years. Please see our very positive feedback and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this item or any other awesome synths you find in our store!