Two Speed Belt Drive Turntable
The features of the Pioneer PL-15D turntable include a synchronous motor, aluminium die-cast platter, static balance tonearm, anti-skating force control and a plug-in type headshell.
Motor: 4-pole synchronous motor
Drive: belt driven
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: 0.08% WRMS
Platter: 300mm aluminium-diecast alloy
Tonearm: static-balance, s-shaped pipe arm
Effective length: 221mm
Usable cartridge weight: 4 to 10g
Dimensions: 430 x 166 x 355mm
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Pioneer Belt Drive Turntables
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When I got this TT it was in a sorry state mechanicaly. I have disabled the auto-mechanism which is easy to do. The drive spindle lightly filed/emmeryed and polished. New belt ( same as PL12D) Strips of ~18 mm wide artists card paffred onto the inner platter drive rim to tone down the speed. The deraillier straightened out. New headshell fitted with Shure M75EJM @ 1.5g and antiskate set ok. The tonearm is fabulous. This is a fantastic deck now and I love it. Has an high end feel too. Clean sound and behaves the same as the PL12D
**** I'd give it MB
5/10 by decanterlime