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Pioneer PL-50

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Pioneer PL-50


The Pioneer PL-50 features a drive system that is free from the effects of even minor voltage fluctuations.

The synchronous motor combined with the precision polyurethane drive belt brings wow and flutter to inaudible levels.

The PL-50 includes automatic return and automatic cut, and these are carried out quite simply by moving the function lever.

The oil-damped tonearm raises and lowers very gently, protecting stylus and record surface.

The induced magnet type cartridge (model PC-35) will reproduce a wide frequency range of 10-25'000 Hz with minimum distortion and great tonal richness, very stable operation and excellent stereo characteristics.


Type: belt drive

Motor: 4-pole synchronous

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.08%

Rumble: 50dB

Platter: 300mm aluminium alloy

Tonearm: static balance type, pipe arm

Effective length: 224mm

Tracking force range: 0.8 to 9g

Cartridge: PC-35 induced magnet

Dimensions: 197 x 498 x 427mm

Weight: 10kg


instruction/owners manual  English

PV service manual  English

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Pioneer PL-50 Turntable

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