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Pioneer PL-560

Direct-Drive Automatic Turntable (1978-1979)

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Pioneer PL-560


The Pioneer PL-560 is an automatic, direct drive turntable with the same drive and metered speed control as the PL-630.

The Hall DC drive motor is supplemented with an independent second motor (warren motor) which handles automatic functions of lead-in, play, return, repeat and shut-off.

Low howl performance is guaranteed by use of a solid particle board base, big feet insulators and a special rubber decoupler for the S-shaped pipe arm and counterweight.

Other features include an oil-damped cueing device, record size selector, selector for automatic or manual cueing, strobe light and fine speed adjustment.


Type: direct drive

Motor: quartz PLL Hall motor

Platter: 320mm alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.035%

Rumble: 73dB

Effective length: 221mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 10g

Dimensions: 440 x 145 x 365mm

Weight: 10.5kg


brochure  English - scompton48

instruction/owners manual  English - jupiterssj4

service manual  English - RTM

service info (SI-039007)  English - RTM

service info (SI-184002)  English - RTM

service info (SI-P830210)  English - RTM

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