Dual CS618 turntable


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For decades, direct-drive turntables from Dual have been renowned for their quality and reliability. The rumble free direct-drive in the CS 618Q keeps the RPM totally stable, while operating without noise or vibration.
The advanced twin gimbal precision tonearm is partnerd with an Ortofon 2M Blue pickup.
The turntable comes with an auto-stop feature that includes an automatic tonearm lift to reduce wear and tear on the needle as it moves to the end of the record.




Speed settings: 33/45/78

Wow & Flutter: < ±0,07 % (DIN WTD)

Auto-Start/-Stop-Function: Auto-Stop / Auto Tonarmlift

Bearing: 4 x Pivot ball-bearing /twin gimbal mounting

Effective length: 221,5 mm

Offset Angle: 25,6°

Overhang: 19 mm

Type: statically balanced

Stylus Pressure Range: 0 g to 4 g

Cartridge Weight Range: 5 g to 9 g

Factory installed pick up: Ortofon 2M Blue


Material: Aluminium die-cast

Mat: Rubber 2,5 mm

Bearing: Hardened steel spindle, Brass bushing

Diameter: 305 mm

Weight (incl. Mat): 1450 g

Material: MDF, folded

Surface finish: Vinyl veneer / Black Option: Gloss / Black

Option: Veneer / Wallnut
Feet: Ø 62 mm / Elastomer

Connection: RCA socket

Connection to Phono Input: ✓

Connection to Line Input: ✓

Digital Output: ✕

Dimension, closed dustcover: 435 x 367 x 145 mm

Dimension, open dustcover: T: 415 mm / H: 400 mm

Weight: 7 kg

Power plug AC / DC: External power supply

Plinth: Solid MDF
  • Surface Options: Vinyl veneer, Gloss paint, Walnut veneer
  • Elastomer vibration absorber integrated inside the feet
  • Removable dustcover

Platter: Aluminium Die-cast

  • Heavy aluminium die-cast platter
  • Heavy rubber mat for resonance damping
  • Hardened steel spindle integrated into the direct-drive

Tonearm: Twin Gimbal Design

  • Autostop function with an automatic tonearmlift
  • Solid aluminium construction with precision pivot ball-bearing
  • Adjustabel trackingforce and antiskating

Drive: Direct-drive

  • Quartz stabilised, high end direct-drive
  • No vibrations through coreless inductors
  • Double shielded Rotormagnets to eliminate any stray magnetic fields


Additional information


Black vinyl, High gloss black, High gloss walnut