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Pioneer PL-115D

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable (1976-1978)

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Fitted with static balance type tonearm

pioneer pl-115d belt-drive turntable
Pioneer PL-115D


The PL-115D is a precision turntable solution for the audiophile who seeks key automatic functions along with outstanding tonal quality from record reproduction.

The PL-115D is durable, quiet and crafted with typically long life Pioneer workmanship.

Features include a speed detecting auto-return mechanism that returns it's tonearm to rest smoothly even with a warped record, a sensitive S-shaped pipe arm with anti-skating device, and a howling free floating cabinet constructed free of resonance.


Type: auto-return turntable

Drive method: belt drive

Motor: 4-pole synchronous

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.07% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: more than 50dB

Platter: 300mm aluminium die-cast

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

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Usable cartridge weight: 4 to 10g

Dimensions: 440 x 362 x 159mm

Weight: 6kg


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turns too fast

I just got a new belt for this turntable I bought in the 70s but has been in retirement for 25 years and it turns a little too fast. Looks like there may be a bushing or something missing from the motor pulley. Anyone know where to find this part and/or what the problem is? Thanks.

Headshell/cartridge for Pioneer PL115D

Forgive my forgetfullness,but do the wires that connect the cartridge to the headshell,come with a new cartridge or are they part of the headshell. It's been much too long since I've utilized a turntable ? Thanks for any advice on this. I got the new belt on and now on to the next project.

Pioneer Pl-115D Belt drive turntable

I'm trying to resurrect an oldie but a goodie; does anyone have advice as to where I can get a belt for this old turntable. I appreciate your help in this manner, who knows maybe I'll be back in "Vinyl Heaven"; if I can find the belt I need.

Thanks "Steevo in New Mexico" e-mail @



Go to the Pioneer website and order one from their parts dept. They still stock the head, motor, and belts. :) I just ordered a belt for mine.