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Pioneer PL-530

2-Speed Fully-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable (1976-1978)

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Pioneer PL-530


The DC brushless Hall motor in the PL-530 turntable combines Hall elements with a high torque motor and a semi-conductor circuit.

Hall elements, production engineered by Pioneer, are used to switch the polarity in the motor.

Since purely electronic communication is used for switching the motor drive circuit, harmful noise is not generated, and smooth, even rotation can be obtained with high durability.


Type: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC servo Hall motor

Platter: 330mm aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Speed control range: +-2%

Wow and flutter: 0.03%

Rumble: 70dB

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

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 14.5g

Dimensions: 480 x 390 x 170mm

Weight: 10kg


instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - jht1957

service manual  English

service manual (additional)  English - Backlight

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