Pioneer PL-520 Direct Drive turntable

Pioneer PL-520 Direct Drive turntable


Made in Japan in the late 1970's!  This is a superb direct drive turntable that is bound to turn heads and impress your mates.  


It has a quality tonearm, with anti-skating for well-balanced sound. The removable headshell can accomodate a wide range of cartridges should you ever choose to upgrade. It has a built-in stroboscobe, and adjustable speed so that you can adjust the pitch to perfection.


It is a fully automatic turntable with all the controls on the outside - perfect for those who just want to enjoy the music.


This turntable has been recently serviced and is ready to spin for you. It also comes with a new stylus and is fully setup in all repects.


Actual user review:

"I've had excellent use out of my PL-520 over the years. Just recently re-discovered how good it is after previously having mothballed it for a while in favor of a cheap linear tracker back in the late 80s. Solid and well built, the function buttons are all on the outside of the cover so it can be operated it with the lid closed. Great tracking at 1 gram with a good cartridge. Quiet with low rumble. The tone arm is one of a kind and was only used on this model for a period of one year, then this model was discontinued for some reason, perhaps for lack of sales but certainly not for lack of quality."



Type: direct drive

Motor: 8-pole, 24-slot, DC servo motor

Platter: 330mm aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Speed control range: +-2%

Wow and flutter: 0.03%

Rumble: 73dB

Tonearm: static-balanced type, s-shaped pipe arm

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 10g

Dimensions: 460 x 395 x 171mm

Weight: 8.5kg