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What year did the Pioneer PL-51 come out?

Postby Colin76 » 20 Jan 2012 04:29

i just found a nice pl-51 at a second hand store and it was in good working order, with only a broken latch to lock the tone arm,and a warped, hard as rock, rubber mat that i tossed and replaced with another one frome the bone yard . does anyone know how old it is and what it may have been worth ?
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Re: What year did the Pioneer PL-51 come out?

Postby rhomanski » 20 Jan 2012 07:38

The PL-51A was manufactured in 1974 and 1975. It retailed for about 250 American dollars. One model was better, the PL-71 which retailed for about 300 American dollars. It was meant to be paired with an SX-1010 receiver or perhaps an SX-939. Also with CS-99A speakers or perhaps CSR-700. I might mention a cassette deck but none at that time were worth mentioning. The first good ones came out 2 years later.

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Re: What year did the Pioneer PL-51 come out?

Postby Colin76 » 21 Jan 2012 02:23

Thank you for the info, i see you added a A to the pl-51 mine is not a pl-51A. Are they pretty much the same?
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Re: What year did the Pioneer PL-51 come out?

Postby rhomanski » 21 Jan 2012 09:45

The PL-51 was manufactured in 1972 and 1973. The A version was an update on the 51. Basically the same table. I added the A because they seem to be more plentiful today. A lot of people leave the the A off when they talk about them. The two are very similar.

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Re: What year did the Pioneer PL-51 come out?

Postby Colin76 » 22 Jan 2012 19:17

Thats great, thanks again. Im very happy with this tt, was it or is it considered a quality product.
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Re: What year did the Pioneer PL-51 come out?

Postby rhomanski » 22 Jan 2012 22:18

Oh yes, it is a quality unit. Of course, as with anything, someone will put it down for whatever reason. But it is no slouch. There are better and a lot worse. Check out this site http://www.kallhovde.com/pioneer/Pionee ... 0page.html .

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