SANKYO MODEL 501 Super 8mm. Sound Projector

Sankyo Super8mm


This is the Japanese made Sankyo model 501 with autothread facility, brilliant 1:1.4 f=1.4 15 - 25 mm. multicoated zoom lens focusing at all ranges. The 501 has two speed settings 18 fps and 24 fps in forward, reverse, microphone input, sound recording facilty, and volume control. Running speed is electronically set and switchable to 18 (silent) and 24 frames per second (sound) running speed. This machine has been adapted to take reels up to 800' ft (240 m.) capacity. Wow and flutter is under 0.5% . Accomodates 50 ~ or 60 ~ cycles 100/110/117/200/240 volts AC operation. Power consumption 190 watts. The lamp is the easily obtainable 12 v 100 w (EFP) quartz dichroic reflector providing a brilliant picture.

Sankyo Super8mm

The projector mechanism, shown working above, has a mat black finish. The chassis is cast alloy and outer case covers toughened plastic. A large internal flywheel ensures wow and flutter free sound reproduction. An extremely heavy machine for size, nearly 10 kg. (19.3 lbs.) Built like heavy duty 16mm. machine. The spool arms extend to accommodate reels of up to 800' ft. capacity. Has rubber drive belts. The 501 is a very solidly built machine made in the latter years of Super-8 projector manufacture.

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Notable features of the Sankyo over other projectors is that the lens is easily removable. Asoft lens brush can easily access the gate aperture from the front for cleaning to remove hairs and dust. Also, the film may be removed from the film path if necessary easily without damage. When set for 'silent' film projection, the sound heads are withdrawn from contact with the film to reduce wear. Has fast and strong rewind and reliable take up. There is a Mono recording facility for soundtracks, and a mix facility. Soundtrack can be faded and mixed.

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