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Pioneer PL-200 Reviews

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Pioneer PL-200

Pioneer PL-200

10/10 by kesh

Surprisingly good considering the modest price tag and looks. I bought one very cheaply, only for the Ortofon VMS20E cartridge and stylus attached to it, and I wasn't expecting much of the turntable itself. But the cheap-and-cheerful-looking tonearm tracks the VMS with ease at 1.0g and sounds great. I've now put an AT91 on it and it brings out the best in that humble (and under-rated) little cartridge. Bright, warm, musical sound worthy of much more expensive tables. Very good buy for a starter or a back-up.

9/10 by kameira

well ,i do know that´s a nice turntable, i´ve bought an improvement from this model in 93 kind of a bit from that and a bit from this and there´s the pl-430 wich is better built ,but returning to the pl-200 it´s a turntable used in a lot of brands, like toshiba and a real brother the CEC wich built this model of turntable i even sold recentely the CEC for good money, and the problem is the quality of the parts ,i´ve lived my life in a litle city that as no humidity in the air at least for the last 47 years ,but now is changing this to say that i have a pl-200 bought in 78 ,i think and it´s quality is in my opinion because it was built by chuodenki (correct me if i´m wrong)CEC wich i think ,maybe they earlier in time built nice turntables for pioneer ,the similarities are quit look a like, so pl-200 is a good turntable but materials with time start to decline ,this being directely connected with the weather characteristics of the place each owner lives, but when new they were not expensive and sound pretty acuratte,with a audio-technica cartridge and stylus ,wich is not the better but with this turntable they sound good

10/10 by zog22

I paid 90 quid and put an AT91 budget conical cart on it, very impressed with it's performance. So much so that I am upgrading cart to Nagaoka 110.

3/10 by IDriveAJag

It's a decent turntable but, the rubber feet that the suspension rests on deteriorate with age. And once the feet start falling apart, the springs won't hold up the turntable correctly and the whole thing will stop working. The tonearm has a lot of cheap plastic in it too.

9/10 by sound advice

I paid £120 for this off E:bay , I know its a lot but this was the cleanest one out of 4 I looked at and from a trusted seller . I have previously owned a nad 533 thorens td 160 s with sme s2 3009r and a technics sl 1310 mk2 . This little pioneer shows the all a clean pair of heels , I LOVE IT .

8/10 by nares666

Te koop tweede hands voor een habbekrats. Audio Technica 95 E erin en genieten maar.

10/10 by Franchesco

i bought mine for $60, all around a good turntable. the whole thing has a nice weight to it, doesn't have a cheap feel to it like newer turntables

10/10 by Rob Duff

I have just bought one of these as a temporary replacement for my Brothers Rega Planar 2, which needs a rewire that I will sort. I am testing the PL-200 with an old AT cart &, to be honest, it is very good. It is easy to set up, pitch seems very steady & it has a good sound. Okay, it is not the sound of my CJ Walker 58 with a Syrinx PU2 Gold & Goldring 1042, but for very little cost it is great. For a low cost introduction to vinyl, highly recommended.

8/10 by RobinP

Having recently bought two old turntables that needed some repair I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this one was fault free and worked much better than its humble looks would suggest.
It appears to be very lightweight and nearly all plastic but the platter is a heavy cast aluminium affair, the arm is good enough and the direct drive electronics are modern enough to use integrated circuits so stand a better chance of being reliable than older designs.
I've fitted an ADC magnesium headshell and an Audio Technica AT100E cartridge - it sounds excellent.
Highly reccommended if you can find a cheap one (mine only cost 20 Euros!)

10/10 by trev57

Picked up one from a thrift store as it looked like I could plant the floating turntable unit into a nice lump of beech that I have but it sounds fine as it is.very heavy turntable with a nice arm,I have fitted an ortofon om 5e and am very happy with the results

10/10 by Gagnester

Technically I joined the vinyl cult when I purchased an old console with a Garrard table in it for fifty bucks at a thrift store. However I did not really UNDERSTAND the greatness that is analog until I picked one of these up for fourteen bucks and replaced the cartridge with a modern AT95E Audio-Technica Cartridge. As a disclaimer, this is the only nice turntable I have known, but damn does it sound wonderful. For a total of 64 dollars, I am very pleased

8/10 by elsneian

For the price this is a great table! The one negative I have encountered is the pitch control jumps a little bit over time. Usually during a song. But for the most part I love this TT.

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