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Luxman PD 555

Vacuum Disc Stabilizer Turntable (1980-1983)

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Luxman PD 555


The Luxman PD555 is a belt driven turntable featuring our original idea that fixes the record disc on to the player by use of the vacuum disc stabilizer system.

Quite heavy turntable (8.5kg) of quality aluminium cast provides such high inertia that exceeds 1 ton, further two tonearms can be mounted including one long one, which are beautifully arranged in a compact style.

The PD555 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 a thick iron plate and aluminium chassis and a wood laminated board.

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


Driving system: belt drive

Motor: brushless and slotless DC servo motor

Platter: 30cm aluminium die-cast 8.5kg

Speeds: 33.33, 45 and 78rpm

Signal to noise ratio: better than 72dB

Wow and flutter: no more than 0.03% WRMS

Pitch control: +-2.5%

Vacuum disc stabiliser unit: vacuum pump unit (model VS-555)

Stroboscope: stabilised indication by use of a built in quartz oscillator

Weight: 26.5kg (motor unit) 7.0kg (vacuum pump)


The PD555 is a very good turntable when optimally sited, and in absolute terms it can be recommended on the basis of it's performance - £999 HiFi Choice 1983


instruction/owners manual  English

brochure  English - brannigan

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