Pioneer PL-530

Pioneer PL-530

The Pioneer PL-530 was offered from about 1976-1978. It was also known as the PL-A500s in Japan and the PL-530x in the U.S. which had a dark gray/black plinth as opposed to the wood plinth on the regular PL-530. It utilizes a DC brushless Hall direct drive motor and a separate motor for the tonearm as well. It’s two speed fully automatic. It’s probably considered a mid range turntable due to the fact that when it was issued in 1976 there were two other Pioneer turntables above it in price and quality. The PL-570 which was a automatic quartz model and the PL-550 which was a manual quartz model.

Pioneer PL-530

Still, the Pioneer PL-530 is a reliable, good looking turntable. One weakness is its plastic tonearm base which does have a tendency to crack over time. The PL-530 is pretty common and can be purchased relatively cheaply. It will generally sell from $150 for an average unit to over $400 for a restored unit. The unit pictured above has a custom dustcover as opposed to the original slightly lower dust cover.

Listings from eBay

RESTORED PIONEER PL 530 TURNTABLE NEW WALNUT VENEER NEW DUST COVER NICE!

$895.00
End Date: Friday Apr-3-2020 19:03:00 PDT
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Pioneer PL-530 Direct Drive Stereo Turntable

$800.00
End Date: Monday Apr-13-2020 17:27:58 PDT
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Pioneer PL-530 Turntable w/Empire 2500/I Cart & Stylus - Excellent Working Cond.

$780.00
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Pioneer PL-530 Direct Drive Full Automatic Turntable w/Pioneer PC-50 Cartridge

$699.99
End Date: Friday May-1-2020 5:51:51 PDT
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One thought on “Pioneer PL-530

  1. Are you still in the restoration business? I have an XL-A700 having intermittent issues with the automatic function. Please let me know if you can assist.

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