Two-Speed Belt Driven Turntable
The Pioneer PL-50 features a drive system that is free from the effects of even minor voltage fluctuations.
The synchronous motor combined with the precision polyurethane drive belt brings wow and flutter to inaudible levels.
The PL-50 includes automatic return and automatic cut, and these are carried out quite simply by moving the function lever.
The oil-damped tonearm raises and lowers very gently, protecting stylus and record surface.
The induced magnet type cartridge (model PC-35) will reproduce a wide frequency range of 10-25'000 Hz with minimum distortion and great tonal richness, very stable operation and excellent stereo characteristics.
Type: belt drive
Motor: 4-pole synchronous
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: 0.08%
Platter: 300mm aluminium alloy
Tonearm: static balance type, pipe arm
Effective length: 224mm
Tracking force range: 0.8 to 9g
Cartridge: PC-35 induced magnet
Dimensions: 197 x 498 x 427mm
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Pioneer Belt Drive Turntables
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I have had this model for about 45 years, purchased for $180. I have about 1,000 LP's and occasionally I enjoy going back to old recordings. I had a long standing problem with the motor picking up the 33.3 speed and had to shift to 45 and then back to 33. I was able to get a new belt and with the oiling, the TT returned to working condition. Got me a new Shure cartridge and done. Have thought to get me a new one, but has been postponing it. My entire CD collection is now in iTunes, so I have plenty of music to listen, either from my PC or the Cloud. I have transferred some of the LPs to MP3, but it is a lengthy and tiresome task.
10/10 by arielrod35