2-Speed belt drive turntable
The PL-12D motor drives the platter not via a system of trouble prone idlers but via the tried and true Pioneer belt transmission, shutting out motor vibrations and rumble while improving the overall signal to noise ratio.
The belt, made of a durable polyurethane, resists temperature changes as well as ageing remarkably well.
The 4-pole synchronous motor features highly accurate and stable speed and revolves with practically no vibrations.
Stability is further improved by the fine machining of the zinc-alloy platter.
To keep the stylus tracking perfectly along the centre of the record groove, a specially developed spring activated anti-skating device is provided - it's effect is to guarantee fine channel separation when playing stereo records.
The lightweight and light tracking tonearm is shaped for almost perfect geometry and minimum tracking error.
What's more, it is equipped with an absolute lateral balance weight so that vertical stylus movement will not lead to lateral unbalances.
With it's dark brown, walnut finished base and balanced black-silver colours, the PL-12D looks like the precision instrument it is.
Motor: 4-pole synchronous motor
Drive: belt driven
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed accuracy: 1.0% or less
Wow and flutter: 0.1% WRMS
Platter: 30cm aluminium alloy
Tonearm: s-shaped pipe
Effective length: 221mm
Dimensions: 430 x 160.5 x 349mm
instruction/owners manual (de) - pehajope
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