Two-speed direct-drive turntable with hall-type motor and straight pipe tonearm
The PL-4 is an auto-return turntable. All its essential controls - speed, pitch control (with strobe), record size and cut - are grouped on the slanted front edge.
Placing a record on the platter and moving the tonearm over to it is all that is necessary to enjoy record play.
There's no need to physically touch the tonearm at any time; the arm automatically returns to its rest when play is over.
Even arm cueing is provided by an arm elevation device located at the base of the arm.
Type: direct drive
Motor: coreless DC servo, stable hanging rotor, hall motor
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: 0.025%
Tonearm: static-balanced low mas polymer graphite straight pipe arm
Effective length: 221mm
Cartridge weight range: 3 to 8g
Dimensions: 420 x 108 x 367mm
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Pioneer Direct Drive Turntables
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This is a nice turntable. Lovely tonearm and smooth styling. The sound is lovely for a turntable of its category. I would recommend replacing the cartridge with something else to acheive better sound. The model is susceptable to speed issues which can be fixed by srpaying the speed adjuster with deoxit. The auto mechanism can also do with lubrication if it is malfunctioning.
7/10 by Fishtails