What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

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kylegser
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What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

Post by kylegser » 18 Nov 2019 13:14

I have a pl514 that I really like. The auto return is a big feature for my needs. So what does the collective recommend to equal it in build and sound quality with at least auto return? And for similar money.
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Re: What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

Post by Pauw » 18 Nov 2019 14:47

Technics made some really nice fully auto tables. :D

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Re: What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

Post by KentT » 18 Nov 2019 15:16

Why not spend a little bit more, and get the PL-514's good things, direct drive, and a bit better tonearm. A PL-518 is worth considering.

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Re: What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

Post by kylegser » 19 Nov 2019 14:14

KentT wrote:
18 Nov 2019 15:16
Why not spend a little bit more, and get the PL-514's good things, direct drive, and a bit better tonearm. A PL-518 is worth considering.
Yes I like the idea of the pl518, hens teeth though.

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Re: What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

Post by Van_Isle » 20 Nov 2019 06:23

It's hard to know what is available in your area. Pioneer PL-530, 540, 550, 560, 570 would be a significant step up. PL-55 (various versions) are pretty nice.

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Re: What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

Post by kylegser » 22 Nov 2019 00:02

Bought another pl514x. Just waiting for delivery.

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Re: What turntable is similar to pioneers pl514

Post by PioneerFan » 22 Nov 2019 15:03

The PL-516 is really the "sweet spot" here, and surprised no one else has mentioned it. PL-518's are usually overpriced to take advantage of the "I have to have direct drive" mentality. The PL-516 is belt driven. So if you don't need DD, and want to keep a few extra dollars in your wallet, PL-516 really s the one to get. Highly recommended.

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