Sherwood Turntables

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Brandom, May 19, 2009.

  1. Brandom

    Brandom Active Member


    Dear All,

    Can you please guide me how good is Sherwood Turntables?Any idea?

    The one in the picture below PM-9805

    Professional Quick-Start Hi-Fi Turntable
    Designed for Analog Records with 33 and 45 RPM
    Studio-Type Turntable with Massive Die-Cast Platter
    Auto Return Function
    Pitch Control ±10%
    Illuminated Strobe
    Manual Tone Arm Function, Hydraulic Lowering Devic
    Straight&Static Balanced Type Tone Arm
    Anti-Skating with Counter Weight
    Low-Mass S-Shaped Tone Arm with Standard Detachable Head Shell
    Adjustable Skating Force Compensation
    Stylus Pilot Light
    Detachable Acrylic Dust Cover
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 450 x 145 x 350mm
    Weight: 5.2kg

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  2. Cavity

    Cavity Well-Known Member

    To me, this appears to have a plastic construction and I guess this particular Sherwood turntable has an undocumented light mass - as you could describe that it's in fact hollow! I have two questions to follow: is it made in South Korea? What cartridge is included with the device?
  3. BrocLuno

    BrocLuno AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Napa County, Calif
    The arm gimbal sort of gives it away. Looks like the older CEC tables made for store branded sales here in the USA. I'd say it would be a modest performer at best?
  4. wilkes85

    wilkes85 Super Member

    Central Saskatchewan
    it looks like a Technics wannabe, but I'm not saying it's not a great turntable.

    I personally have no experience with these turntables, but I hear their recievers are very good.

    But to look at it, I'd say it's a pretty diecent unit.

    It may be all plastic, but so is my Sanyo TP-1010, and look how awesome that TT is.
    And then there's BSR TT's that have a wooden plinth and most of it (except the platter and arm and a lot of the mechanism) are metal, and we all know how crappy those are.

    So I'd say the construction material doesn't always equal turntable quality (unless it's all cheap flimsy garbage plastic like those Crosley POS's)

    Heh, even B&O TTs are extremely delicate; I imagine you look at them and they collapse under their own weight, but look how good those are.

    But getting back to this Sherwood, it looks like a good unit. And it has some awesome features!
  5. Cavity

    Cavity Well-Known Member

    It looks plastic and hollow.
  6. boonie

    boonie Active Member

    Melbourne, Australia
    When I recently got back into vinyl, I looked one of these over with a view to buying it as a starter table. I changed my mind after one look though. Cheap plastic body that was light as a feather. The tone arm seemed to be made of a very light alloy and the whole machine appeared to be put together poorly and on the cheap. And they were charging $220 Australian for it ($170 US).
    Having learned much more about turntables it comes across even worse. Appears to me an overpriced, mass produced attempt to grab inexperienced vinyl lovers by looking cosmetically like a SL-1200.
    For less than half of it's price I got a bottom of the line 70's Sansui FR-1080 that is 100 times better put together than that Sherwood was (and I'm upgrading to a 1210M5G shortly).
    I'd suggest there are much better options out there for you, Brandom, even on a budget.


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  7. Brandom

    Brandom Active Member

    Thanks guys.I got my answer :)
    Am looking for alternatives now.
  8. Romio

    Romio New Member

    Hey guys!
    TS, you are still interested in reviews on PM-9805?
    if anyone is interested, here is fresh
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018
  9. TomInTacoma

    TomInTacoma d/b/a Vinyl Reclamation Sponsor

    DuPont, WA
    ...after almost 9-years? Doubtful... :)
  10. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    Welcome to the AK turn table forum.

    Yes, would like to have as much information as possible on it for the next user. :thumbsup:

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