Two Speed Direct Drive Turntable with Linear Tracking Arm
The Pioneer PL-L1000 comes fitted with a linear tracking tonearm which traces the sound grooves on the record linearly in the same way that the master cutting machine cuts the grooves in the first place.
This means that the linear system is superior to conventional offset tonearms in many ways:
(1) There is no tracking error thus preventing the generation of harmonic distortion.
(2) In principle, there is no generation of inside force and so the crosstalk and intermodulation distortion are improved and the positioning of the sound image is stabilized.
(3) The tonearm pipe is linear for optimum lateral balance.
(4) It is possible to shorten the effective length of the tonearm and so this feature makes for a low equivalent mass and high rigidity.
This combination also reduces resonance in the parts and compound resonance.
Sub-functions of the PL-L1000 include auto lead-in, auto-return, auto cut, quick repeat, quick play, quick stop, stylus pressure direct readout, arm height adjustment, cueing device and free stop hinges.
Drive system: direct drive
Motor: quartz PLL hall motor
Platter: 310mm aluminium alloy diecast
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Wow and flutter: less than 0.013% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: more than 78dB
Tonearm: linear direct drive motor, static balance, linear tracking
Effective length: 190mm
Cartridge weight range: 4 to 24g
Headshell weight: 10.5g
Dimensions: 494 x 154 x 456mm
Accessories: EP adaptor, screwdriver, overhang gauge, level, cleaning cloth, cartridge mounting parts, cartridge (PC-600)
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Pioneer Direct Drive Turntables
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Persnickity to set up and maintain. But one of the top three mass market turntables in the world, in my experience.
10/10 by RTM
Treat it like a fine lady and it will make you glad you did!
10/10 by erndog
Better find one in perfect condition...
Service parts are no more available.
Very fragile and sensible tangent arm system.
But a F...ing good quality sound !!!
8/10 by lowlow007