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Pioneer PL-55DX

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Pioneer PL-55DX


The PL-55DX uses a servo motor to drive the turntable directly, limiting transfer of vibration to the tonearm to an amazingly low level.

The deck gives performance a cut above that of comparable record players and is sure to satisfy the most exacting audiophile.

The unit plays all four channel records; SQ, RM matrix records and CD-4 discrete records. Ordinary two-channel stereo records played on the PL-55DX yield a marvellous four-channel effect.

Stable tracking is guaranteed in all cases, including of course four-channel record playing and the use of cartridges featuring light tracking force.


Type: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC servo motor

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.05% WRMS

Rumble: 58dB

Platter: 310mm aluminium alloy

Tonearm: static balance type, s-shaped, pipe arm

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Cartridge weight: 4 to 14g

Dimensions: 480 x 410 x 185mm

Weight: 11.2kg


DX instruction/owners manual  English

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