Pioneer PL-71

In 1974 the Pioneer PL-71 hit the market at a retail price of roughly $300. It’s a fully manual turntable and was Pioneer’s top-of-the-line at the time. It’s a beautiful and elegantly designed turntable with …

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Pioneer PL-514

This two speed, belt drive Pioneer PL-514 turntable was introduced in 1977 and retailed for about $99. It had minimal features and was marketed more toward the budget conscious buyer. Still, it is a good …

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Pioneer PL-41

This is one of Pioneer’s better contributions to the turntable market. Built in the late 60′ and early 70’s it’s the Pioneer PL-41. At the time it was their top of the line turntable. The …

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Pioneer PL-115D

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 …

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Pioneer PL-518

The Pioneer PL-518 is a fairly common turntable but is still in pretty high demand today.  It’s a two speed, DC Servo, direct drive turntable that incorporates an S shaped tonearm. It is not a …

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Pioneer PL-55X

This Pioneer PL-55X turntable was one of Pioneer’s offerings in the mid 70’s. It’s a very nice looking table though, as wood plinths go, I like the Dual CS-5000 the best. It is a direct …

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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 …

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Pioneer PL-630

Pioneer made some good turntables during the vinyl heyday and this is one of their better ones. The Pioneer PL-630, produced in 1978 and 1979, is an excellent turntable. It is a quartz locked direct-drive …

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