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Pioneer PL-51A

Direct-Drive Turntable (1974-1975)

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Pioneer PL-51A


The Pioneer PL-51A is a direct drive turntable featuring a DC servo motor.

The brushless DC motor provides stable performance without any electric or mechanical noise, with precise rotation independent of mains voltage fluctuations.

Other features include electronic speed change with 2% speed adjustment for both 33 and 45rpm, and an illuminated strobe.


Motor: brushless DC servo controlled

Drive system: direct drive

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Platter: 300mm, 1.6kg, aluminium alloy die-cast

Rumble: 58dB

Wow and flutter: 0.05%

Tonearm: s-shaped, static balance pipe-arm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 14g

Effective length: 221mm

Anti-skating device: cam and spring

Dimensions: 480 x 185 x 410mm

Weight: 10.5kg


instruction/owners manual  Deutsch Francais - treckeruwe

instruction/owners manual  English - treckeruwe

service manual (ART-126-0)  English - Kq1982

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