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Pioneer PL-12D
Belt Drive Turntable


Pioneer PL-12D

Belt Drive Turntable

Made in Japan in the mid 1970’s, this model was the first of the Japanese belt drive players to be made available in the UK.

Fitted with a high quality Shure M95ED MM cartridge, with brand new replacement stylus and a new alloy head-shell with gold wire tags, this vintage belt-drive turntable is in full working order and really excellent physical condition and a real credit to its original owner (see close-up pictures). The motor is smooth and quiet, main bearing fine, arm bearings and geometry all spot-on and 33 & 45 speeds are accurate & stable. Ready to plug-and-play when connected to the MM phono input of your amplifier.


• Motor: 4-pole synchronous motor
• Drive: belt driven
• Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
• Speed accuracy: 1.0% or less
• Wow and flutter: 0.1% WRMS
• Rumble: 47Db
• Platter: 30cm aluminium alloy
• Tonearm: s-shaped pipe
• Effective length: 221mm
• Dimensions: 430 x 160.5 x 349mm
• Weight: 7.5kg

The last picture is from the 1975 Hi-Fi Year Book.

The user manual is a print-out copy from our archives.

Transport screws are present and will be used for safe shipping.


Payment accepted via PayPal, Bank Transfer, Personal Cheque or cash on collection.

Economical worldwide shipping via UPS or FedEx - Expertly packed, tracked and insured


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
or by sending and email to
if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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