The return of the turntable, Pioneer strikes back!

Pioneer is marking 20 years in the DJ industry with the launch of a modern classic: the PLX-1000 professional turntable. The PLX-1000 is precision engineered for the booth, drawing on 50 years 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.

Building on expertise accumulated over many years as the top international manufacturer of DJ equipment, Pioneer has carried out an in-depth investigation into turntable users’ needs in order to produce a user-friendly control layout. This makes it possible to enjoy intuitive DJ play without ever losing your way.

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Thanks to its high-torque direct drive system, the “PLX-1000” provides stable rotation that can withstand use in venues such as clubs, achieving starting torque of at least 4.5kg·cm and reaching the fixed rotation speed within just 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 rpm).

*1 Torque: The strength of rotational force acting around a fixed axis of revolution.
*2 A system that directly connects the motor and turntable. Directly conveying the motor’s rotational force to the driver ensures that loss is minimized and enables highly efficient energy transferred.

The variable width of tempo can be selected from ±8%, ±16% and ±50%, and these wide-ranging tempo controls expand the possibilities of DJ play. Also, simply pressing the “RESET” button instantly reverts to the fixed rotation speed at ±0%.

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Since the “PLX-1000” uses attachable / detachable power and audio cables, there are no cables getting in the way when transporting the turntable, nor is there any risk of impact when moving or disconnection due to cables getting caught. Users can also interchange the cables as they please in order to customize the sound quality.

・ The body of the player is structured so that cables do not protrude beyond its outer dimensions, taking into account the front-to-back positioning when placing the back of the turntable, with its connection terminals, next to a mixer. By using rubber and springs on the dampening parts of the insulator, noise from external vibrations is absorbed and isolated, and stable installation is made possible. DJ play has been made smoother by minimizing the operational sound of the START / STOP button. A rough surface is applied to the underside of the turntable on the left and right sides in order to ensure stability when carrying.

KEY FEATURES OF THE PLX-1000
• High-torque direct drive (33⅓ rpm in 0.3 seconds)
• Classic DJ turntable layout
• Removable power, ground and phone 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
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 4.5kg·cm or more
Start time 0.3 seconds (at 33⅓ rpm)

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 degrees
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

Main unit
Main unit weight 13.1 kg
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H) 453 x 353 x 159 mm
Output RCA × 1
Included accessories Turntable, turntable sheet, slip mat, slip sheet, dust cover, balance weight, head shell, sub weight, head shell, shell weight, adapter for EP record, power cord, Audio cable, ground wire, operating instructions