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Pioneer PL-300

Auto-Return Direct-Drive Turntable (1979-1980)

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Pioneer PL-300


The PL-300 features Pioneer's Stable Hanging Rotor DC motor which has a non-rotating motor shaft atop which the platter/motor rotor assembly is balanced at the centre of gravity.

In systems which put the main bearing/pivot point below the whole rotating structure even the tiniest tipping of the axis of shaft and spindle is magnified to result in a slanting/wobbling of the platter something like what airplane (and spacecraft) pilots call yaw.

With ours, yaw is eliminated for out of this world stability.


Type: direct drive

Motor: quartz PLL stable hanging rotor hall motor

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025%

Rumble: 75dB

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

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 9g

Dimensions: 420 x 96 x 360mm

Weight: 6.5kg


brochure  English

instruction/owners manual  English

300/300X service manual (ART-467-0)  English - Biro

300/300X service manual (ART-516-0)  English - rachelcm

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