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Luxman PD 444

Quartz-Locked Direct-Drive Turntable (1978-1980)

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with provision for mounting 2 tonearms

Luxman PD 444


Quite frequently we encounter strong demand of audio buffs for a turntable which can use a long type tonearm or 2 tonearms.

Strange to say, however, there is no adequate one available on the marketplace.

To cater for such requirements, Luxman decided to develop an epoch-making turntable with provision for two tonearms, including a long one.

The Luxman PD444 is a direct drive quartz locked turntable, and its most outstanding feature is its ability to remove all kinds of external load variation thanks to our exclusive load free spindle system.

Additionally, the PD444 is made extremely resistant to howling and mechanical vibration by means of insulators of a 2-step brake system with the lowest resonant frequency, and an ultra heavy chassis of sandwich structure made from 2 thick iron plates and a high density chipboard.

Needless to say, all the necessary conditions for a high grade player are satisfied.


Driving system: Direct drive

Motor: Crystal control, load-free spindle system, flat brushless DC servo motor

Platter: 30cm aluminium die-cast 2.5kg

Rotation: 33.33 and 45rpm

S/N ratio: no less than 75dB

Wow and flutter: no more than 0.025% WRMS


armbase  English

armbase  Nihongo

instruction/owners manual  English

flyer  English

speed adjustment  English - jmela

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