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Pioneer PL-514

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable (1977-1979)

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pioneer pl-514 belt-drive turntable
Pioneer PL-514


The Pioneer PL-514 is a high-performance belt-driven turntable which employs an auto-return mechanism.

Other features include an anti-skating force control, cueing device, detachable dust cover, insulator feet, plug-in type headshell and a 40mm thick particle board cabinet.


Type: auto-return turntable

Drive method: belt drive

Motor: 4-pole synchronous

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.055% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: 65dB

Platter: 320mm aluminium alloy 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 365 x 140mm

Weight: 7.5kg


instruction/owners manual  English

514/514A service manual  English - nix480

Q/QT/HG/HGT instruction/owners manual  English

X instruction/owners manual  Deutsch Francais - vinylejoe

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pitch control

hello i just got one of these to sell in my record shop... but it is working at a higher pitch than it is suppossed to... anybody knows how to adjust it??

Appreciated the manual as

Appreciated the manual as the turntable is old now and the original manual long gone.

Auto Return

I'm getting auto return problems where it drags the needle across the record during return. A forum said it was a loose set screw in the tonearm. Anybody know where that is?

PL 514 Tone Arm Drag Remedy

There is a little black plug to the left of the tone arm. Remove it - pops out pretty easily -and you can see an adjusting screw. Adjust it accordingly until arm clears record on returning.