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Pioneer PL-51

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Pioneer PL-51


The Pioneer PL-51 uses no belts or idlers. The DC servo motor drives the platter directly, resulting in lowest possible vibrations transmitted to the tonearm.

The result is a new height of turntable performance, plenty for the most demanding audio enthusiast.

A turntables revolution speed is affected by many factors, including ambient room temperature etc, which cannot be predicted or corrected by motor performance alone.

This electronic circuit comes into play at the touch of a button, letting you adjust the speed 2% during play.

Playing 4-channel records requires extra tonearm precision, and the PL-51 delivers, not only with an exactly balanced tonearm design, but also with an ideal anti-skating system.

The result is stable tracking over every part of the record for brilliant response from the first note to the last.


Type: direct drive

Motor: DC servo motor

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.06% WRMS

Rumble: 55dB

Platter: 310mm aluminium alloy diecast

Tonearm: static balance, s-type, pipe arm

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 14g

Dimensions: 480 x 410 x 185mm

Weight: 11kg


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service manual  English

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