Two Speed Fully Automatic Direct Drive Turntable
The DC brushless Hall motor in the PL-530 turntable combines Hall elements with a high torque motor and a semi-conductor circuit.
Hall elements, production engineered by Pioneer, are used to switch the polarity in the motor.
Since purely electronic communication is used for switching the motor drive circuit, harmful noise is not generated, and smooth, even rotation can be obtained with high durability.
Type: direct drive
Motor: brushless DC servo Hall motor
Platter: 330mm aluminium alloy diecast
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control range: +-2%
Wow and flutter: 0.03%
Tonearm: static-balanced type, s-shaped pipe arm
Effective length: 221mm
Cartridge weight range: 4 to 14.5g
Dimensions: 480 x 390 x 170mm
service manual (additional) (en) - Backlight
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Pioneer Direct Drive Turntables
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Good all around turntable. Love the adjustable aspects it comes with. Belt drive is better in my book but this one has done well for me...
8/10 by Screaming_Monk
Very good looking table. I have the PL-530x. Spins nicely and sounds great and quiet with a decent cartridge and needle.
Unfortunately the one I own has difficulty maintaining it's speed stable. Troubleshooting is difficult since the drive board in the player is from a different number as specified in the SM. Even the additional SM (for the PL-530x/s) only mentions a different power supply PCB.
The common drive unit PCB is PWG-009 while in mine there's a PCB labeled MWG-001. It has slightly different circuitry, different components and values with a different layout, but same pin connections. If there's anybody that has the schematics of this board, tune in please.
I have already replaced all elco's (with same values), but the speed still goes way off every now and then.
8/10 by Backlight
9/10 by PL530
My dad had one, bought a brand new one in 1976...
A beautifull and good quality sound.
He putted an excellent Shure V15IV on it.
I remember Stevie Wonder, Santana, Stones...
If you find one in good shape, you'll never regret.
10/10 by lowlow007