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Pioneer PL-420

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Pioneer PL-420


The Pioneer PL-420 is a 2-speed, direct-drive turntable with DC servo motor, die-cast aluminium platter and static balance type, straight pipe tonearm.

The turntable is based on the PL-5 but has minor changes in design.


Type: fully automatic

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: coreless DC servo, stable hanging rotor, hall motor

Platter: 310mm aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025%

Rumble: 78dB

Tonearm: static-balanced low mas polymer graphite straight pipe arm

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 3 to 8g

Dimensions: 420 x 108 x 367mm

Weight: 5.9kg


service manual  English

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