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 size selection, 2 motors, smooth and evenly rotating. A good S-shaped arm and with performance specs of 70dB signal to noise ratio, while wow/flutter is around 0.03%.

A taste of what high-end audio engineering of the 1970s was all about.
Less positive point, the arm base made in plastic with time can crack, it is the weakness of this machine, but that too can be fixed…

I've had a few of these, they are great...

Type: direct drive
Motor: brushless DC servo Hall motor
Platter: 330mm aluminium alloy diecast
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control range: +-2%
Wow and flutter: 0.03%
Rumble: 70dB
Tonearm: static-balanced type, s-shaped pipe arm
Effective length: 221mm
Overhang: 15.5mm
Cartridge weight range: 4 to 14.5g
Dimensions: 480 x 390 x 170mm
Weight: 10kg

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