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Pioneer PL-L800

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable (1981-1985)

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pioneer pl-l800 direct drive turntable
Pioneer PL-L800


The Pioneer PL-L800 is a 2-speed, direct-driven turntable with integrated, linear-tracking tonearm and moving-coil type cartridge.

Automatic features include lead-in, return and cut, with quick repeat, play and stop options.


Drive system: direct drive

Motor: Quartz PLL Hall type

Platter: 320mm dia aluminium alloy die-cast

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: less than 0.025% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: more than 78dB

Tonearm: Linear motor, static balance type, linear tracking arm

Effective length: 162mm

Overhang: 0mm

Usable cartridge weight: 3 to 8g

Cartridge: PC-4MC moving coil type

Stylus: PN-4MC 0.3 x 0.7mil diamond

Tracking force: 1.7 to 2.3g

Frequency response: 10 to 35,000 Hz


instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English

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Pioneer linear tracking TT PL-L800S

Good day,

I repair above mentioned tt, because the tonearm would not go down to the record. After checking and measuring I found there is no resistance between the two poles of the geared motor. In the parts list in the service manual is nothing to be found of this item, no voltage or other information type nr. e.g.

Question: who can help me, so I can finish this job?