The PL-12D motor drives the platter not via a system of trouble prone idlers but via the tried and true Pioneer belt transmission, shutting out motor vibrations and rumble while improving the overall signal to noise ratio.
The 4-pole synchronous motor features highly accurate and stable speed and revolves with practically no vibrations.
Stability is further improved by the fine machining of the zinc-alloy platter.
To keep the stylus tracking perfectly along the centre of the record groove, a specially developed spring activated anti-skating device is provided - it's effect is to guarantee fine channel separation when playing stereo records.
The lightweight and light tracking tonearm is shaped for almost perfect geometry and minimum tracking error.
What's more, it is equipped with an absolute lateral balance weight so that vertical stylus movement will not lead to lateral unbalances.
With it's dark brown, walnut finished base and balanced black-silver colours, the PL-12D looks like the precision instrument it is.
Motor: 4-pole synchronous motor
Drive: belt driven
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed accuracy: 1.0% or less
Wow and flutter: 0.1% WRMS
Platter: 30cm aluminium alloy
Tonearm: s-shaped pipe
Cartridge: Shure M75ED Type 2
Effective length: 221mm
Dimensions: 430 x 160.5 x 349mm
Serial No: UL266470
Description of work:
The following tasks and parts have either been repaired or replaced:
Supplied with a Shure M75ED Type II cartridge.
New drive belt.
Serviced & calibrated all mechanical moving parts.
New 240vac power lead.Repaired & detailed unit.
Washed and cleaned chassis.
Polished plastic cover.
Tested in excess of 2 hours.
Warranty: 3 months
RV HIFI Says:
Listen to your music with the Pioneer PL-12D belt-driven turntable, restored to its original 1970's condition. This 2-speed turntable has an auto-return function and is fitted with a Shure M75ED cartridge for precise tracking of your records. Enjoy the classic sound of vinyl with top-notch audio quality.