Pioneer

Pioneer PL 570 – XL A700s

The Pioneer PL-570 (or XL A700S in the Japanese version) was Pioneer’s top of the range in 1977-1979, and is, in my opinion, one of Pioneer’s best and most beautiful turntables. Big in size, looks and performance. Quartz PLL Direct-Drive Motor Fully-Automatic Turntable. The wood and chrome set is perfect, perfect when it’s working, unfortunately […]

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Pioneer PL 560

Built in 1978-79, the PL 560 is a Pioneer jewel, top of the line at the time, fully automatic with Quartz Lock. You can’t ask for more. The Pioneer PL-560 is a direct drive turntable built to last, with no belt, it will keep playing non-stop for decades…  The similarities between the Pioneer PL 560,

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Pioneer PL 530

The Pioneer PL-530 is, in my opinion, one of Pioneer’s best and most beautiful turntables, great in size, looks and performance. The wood and chrome set is perfect.Built in 1976-77 with great quality, they say it was built by Micro-Seiki, I can’t confirm, but it was built to last…  Direct drive, automatic with 3 disc

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Pioneer PL 540

Build around 1978-1979, the Pioneer PL 540 is essentially the PL 518 with quartz locking PLL hall motor, so the speed is perfect all the time.It has a nice warm sound but not at the expense of detail. The Pioneer PL-540 is a direct drive turntable built to last, with no straps to change, it

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Pioneer PL 518

This is a very interesting unit from the middle of the Pioneer line back in 1978. The Pioneer PL-518 is a direct drive turntable built to last, with no belt, it will keep playing non-stop for decades.The similarities between the Pioneer PL 560, 540 and 518 are many, they shared the same structure and arm,

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