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Pioneer PL-71

Electronic Direct-Drive Turntable

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Pioneer PL-71


Pioneer's new direct-drive PL-71 is a quiet turntable and virtually vibration-free.

The brushless DC servo motor directly rotates the platter without belts or rim idlers, meaning vibration causing factors are eliminated.

This sophisticated direct-drive system and all-electronic DC servo control reduce wow and flutter to less than 0.05% (WRMS), and boasts signal to noise ratio to better than 60db - figures which place the PL-71 in the very top ranks of today's hi-fi turntables.

The built-in strobe gives you visible proof of it's accuracy.

Supporting this quality is its super sensitive S-shaped tonearm, developed by Pioneer to perform perfectly at light tracking pressures (0.5g and up) and ideal for stereo or 4-channel use.

The tonearm is professional throughout, with a lateral balancer, an anti-skating control, direct-readout stylus pressure scale, oil-damped cueing device, lightweight headshell and more.


Type: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC servo controlled motor

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Speed control range: within +-2%

Wow and flutter: 0.05%

Rumble: more than 60dB

Platter: 310mm aluminium alloy diecast

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

Effective length: 224mm

Overhang: 14.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 32g

Dimensions: 480 x 185 x 415mm

Weight: 11kg


brochure  English

instruction/owners manual  Deutsch

instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual  Francais

service manual  English

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Direct-drive motor schematic Pioneer PL-71

I'm looking a schematic for the p.c. board described in service manual chapter 3 "principle of motor operation".


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PL-71 service manual

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