Hitachi HT 460

The Hitachi HT-460 is a full automatic turntable, very nice, with excellent performance, manufactured between 1977-78, top of Hitachi HT series at the time.

Great sound, automatic with repeat function and a very quiet mechanism.

It has a good tonearm, weight indexes are very accurate, phenomenal sound….

The uni-torque motor maintains a perfect movement, right from the start, with a donut-shaped magnet by which magnetization is realized, and 2 sets of star-shaped coils composed of eight poles, the amount of torque generated from these two coils and magnets becomes stable and constant. No brushes, no slots and no core, less resistance…

Well insulated, the top of the base is aluminum and is separated from the wooden base and the motor, the insulation feet are also good, even the cover lid is insulated.

The speed is precise and adjustable.

The only downside that could be better, the handles on the right side being plastic and a bit stiff in the movements, otherwise, everything it does, it does well and accurately.

it looks good too...
Drive system DD full auto
Motor Flat form non-commutator DC servo motor (uni-torque motor)
Turntable 308mmphi aluminum die casting
Wow and flutter 0.03%(WRMS)
SN ratio 74dB(DIN-B)
Tone arm Stylus-force Direct-reading type static balance type pipe arm
Head shell exchange system
Arm effective length 220mm
Stylus-force adjustable range 0-3g / 1 rotation (being a 0.2g step Direct reading)
Cartridge man-month type (MT-24)
Frequency characteristic 10Hz – 25kHz
Output voltage 3mV (1kHz is level 50 cm/s)
Channel balance 1dB
Crosstalk 25dB
Stylus force 2g
The needle used 0.5mil diamond stylus (DS-ST24)
Supply voltage AC220v, 50Hz/60Hz
Power consumption 4W
Dimensions Width 450x height 141x depth of 367mm
Weight 8.3kg

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  3. I just picked up an HT-460 for a restoration project. It is cosmetically very beautiful but needs some TLC to make it functional. The first order of business was to repair the manual tonearm lift. The lift mechanism is actually fully mechanical not an oil discharge type.

    1. Thanks for the indication friend, I’ve already corrected it.
      I never got to open mine, 45 years old but it was perfect….
      I based myself on some technical information I found in an online site but I realize now that they should not be from the same device…

    2. I have an HT-460 as well that was functioning great for several years, until last week the cue arm stopped working. I tried to open it up and but couldn’t figure out where the wire from the up/down switch is supposed to attach to the cue arm….. it just seems to be flopping around in there.

        1. Thank you! I have the service manual, but it’s just not diagrammed well in there. It kind of just shows the wire off to the side. I appreciate the help though!

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