Pioneer PL-115D

Pioneer PL-115D Dustcover

The Pioneer PL-115D  is a semi automatic,  2 speed, belt drive turntable.  It has an elegant look with the walnut grain base and charcoal top. It utilizes a speed detecting auto-return mechanism that will smoothly return the arm to rest even with a warped record. It was made in Japan and hit the market around 1976.

Pioneer PL-115D Platter

The arm is a static balanced S shaped pipe arm and does have an anti-skating device. Cartridge weight can be between 4g and 10g.

Pioneer PL-115D Tonearm

The PL-115D operates at both 33 1/3 and 45 speeds. the platter is aluminum alloy die cast. The belt drive uses a 4 pole synchronous motor with wow and flutter at 0.07%.

Pioneer PL-115D Speed

It uses a light plug in type aluminum headshell. It does not have VTA adjustment.

Pioneer PL-115D Headshell

Pioneer sold many, many PL-115D turntables so they are not rare. But, demand is high. Since so many were made parts are easily attainable which makes it a good entry level turntable. With a little modification it can be a really good turntable. Fully restored they sell for over $300. an average unit sells for about $150.

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