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20 years ago Pioneer introduced the CDJ-500, the world’s first DJ CD player. 7 years later the CDJ-1000 dropped, the first DJ CD player to emulate vinyl control. And now Pioneer has come full circle with the unveiling of the PLX-1000 Professional turntable.

The PLX-1000 is precision engineered for the booth, drawing on Pioneers’ experience of making high-end turntables.

The result is a familiar layout with some next generation improvements, including a high-torque direct drive system, multi-pitch control, club-grade build and sound quality, and detachable power and audio cables.

KEY FEATURES OF THE PLX-1000

 

  • High-torque direct drive (33⅓ rpm in 0.3 seconds)
  • Classic DJ turntable layout
  • Removable power, ground and phono cables
  • S-shaped tone arm
  • Multiple tempo control options: ±8%, ±16% and ±50%
  • Tempo reset button
  • Solid build for excellent vibration damping
  • Professional-grade gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Rubber-lined tone arm to improve isolation and prevent feedback

 

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Power requirements AC 220-240V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption 9 W
Main unit weight 13.1 kg
Maximum dimensions (W x H x D) 453 x 159 x 353 mm
Output RCA × 1

 

TURNTABLE

Drive method Quartz lock servo type direct drive
Motor 3-phase brushless DC motor
Braking system Electronic brake
Rotation speed 33⅓ rpm, 45 rpm
Rotation speed adjustment range ±8%, ±16%, ±50%
Wow and flutter 0.1% or less WRMS (JIS WTD)
S/N ratio 70 dB (DIN-B)
Turntable Aluminium die-casting diameter: 332 mm
Starting torque 4.5 kg/cm or more
Start time 0.3 seconds (at 33⅓ rpm)

* Cartridge not included

 

TONE ARM

Arm type Universal type S-shape tone arm, gimbal-supported type bearing structure, static balance type
Effective length 230 mm
Overhang 15 mm
Tracking error Within 3°
Arm height adjustment range 6 mm
Stylus pressure variable range 0 g to 4.0 g (1 scale 0.1 g)
Proper cartridge weight 3.5 g to 13 g (single cartridge)
– When shell weight is used: 3.5 g to 6.5 g
– When only balance weight is used: 6.0 g to 10 g
– When sub weight is used: 9.5 g to 13 g
Included accessories Turntable, turntable sheet, slip mat, slip sheet, dust cover, head shell, balance weight, sub weight, head shell, shell weight, adapter for EP record, power cord, audio cable, ground wire, operating instructions
Starting torque 4.5 kg/cm or more
Start time 0.3 seconds (at 33⅓ rpm)

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.