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Pioneer PL-L1000A

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable with Linear Tracking Arm

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Pioneer PL-L1000A


The Pioneer PL-L1000A was a revised version of the classic PL-L1000 tangential tracking turntable.

The most obvious visual change was the replacement of the jog dial that controlled the arm position with two silver buttons shaped to echo the original control, although numerous other design changes were made.

Outside of Europe the turntable was supplied with the PC-4MC moving-coil cartridge.


Drive system: direct drive

Motor: quartz PLL hall motor

Platter: 310mm aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: less than 0.012% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: more than 78dB

Tonearm: linear direct drive motor, static balance, linear tracking

Effective length: 190mm

Overhang: zero

Cartridge weight range: 6 to 32g (inc headshell)

Headshell weight: 10.5g

Dimensions: 494 x 154 x 456mm

Weight: 13.5kg

Accessories: EP adaptor, screwdriver, sub weight, overhang gauge, level, cleaning cloth, headshell and cartridge (PC-4MC)


instruction/owners manual  English - dennismiller55

service manual  English

service manual (additional)  English

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