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Pioneer PL-88F

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Pioneer PL-88F


The Pioneer PL-88F features include auto lead in, auto return, auto cut, repeat, arm elevation, program search play, index play, manual play, manual location, skip, auto disc size selector, deck synchro, record detection and built in anti-skating.


Type: direct drive

Motor: quartz PLL Hall motor

Platter: 280mm aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025%

Rumble: 78dB

Tonearm: static-balanced type, straight pipe arm

Effective length: 208mm

Overhang: 20.2mm

Dimensions: 420 x 98 x 335mm

Weight: 10.3kg


Auditioned as a complete unit with the platter both out and retracted, the sound of the PL-88F was undoubtedly the best of Pioneers tested this year. The mid was fairly transparent with clean transients and some stereo depth, and the bass was acceptedly even, if lacking in real detail - £300 HiFi Choice 1984


service manual  English

S instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch

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