Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pioneer launch a new turntable

The Technics 1200 is still mourned by many but this appears to be a close alternative from Pioneer, the new PLX-1000. Weighing in at nearly 29lbs, this direct drive alternative might actually have something. I expect a few folks on the audio forums to come up with some mods and tweaks for this in short order. List price is $699, it offers an alternative to some of the overpriced Technics selling on Ebay. Sadly, the search function on Pioneer's site leaves much to be desired if you want track one down quickly. Certainly there does not appear to be a model available anywhere near here. If you get to hear one, let me know. I won't hold my breath waiting for a review sample.

And, not for the faint of heart, see some DJs putting it through it's paces in the video below. Don't try this at home audiophiles :)

1 comment:

Juan said...

Sorry, but no 'Audiophile Ready', is only other China clone.
This is the same for very low money: