|[July 17, 2014]
Pioneer Brings Back Vinyl Playback with New Direct Drive Analog Turntable
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.'s Professional Sound and Visual Division
today launched the PLX-1000
professional turntable. The DJ quality PLX-1000 direct drive analog
turntable is designed for DJs who enjoy the look, feel, and performance
of vinyl for music playback. The model offers a highly familiar,
user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and
exceptional audio playback quality. The PLX-1000 can be combined with
series DJM mixer for building the ideal system for true vinyl
Pioneer PLX-1000 Professional Turntable (Photo: Business Wire)
"There's an entire DJ community that continues to use vinyl because they
love the concept and feel of a moving platter associated with
traditional turntables," said David Arevalo, director of marketing,
Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA)
Inc. "Existing turntable users will definitely appreciate what we've put
into developing the PLX-1000, and that we've stuck to the true
philosophy of vinyl. Now that we have added a high performance analog
turntable with superb sound quality into the mix, no matter what type of
DJ you are, Pioneer offers a product that will suit your style and
User-friendly Control layout - The PLX-1000 provides a
user friendly layout familiar to top DJ of the past and present,
providing quick tempo control capability on the right side of the
player, start/stop button on the left side, and a high-torque platter
with a lighted speed guide.
High-torque Direct Drive system - The direct drive
mechanism of the PLX-1000 provides high-torque resulting in stable
rotation and exceptional control. The turntable can achieve a starting
torque of at least 4.5 kg-cm and can reach its fixed rotation speed
within 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 rpm).
Sound Quality Design - To create an extremely stable
player and prevent vibration, Pioneer utilized a heavy-mass zinc
die-cast chassis for the top section of the player, reinforced with a
bottom section made of 8-mm thick resin. The base of the unit was
further enforced with 9-mm thick vibration-damping material that
results in extremely stable playback. The tone arm also received great
attention in build quality and design to maximize performance, using
rubber insulation to minimize howling effects during audio playback.
The RCA jacks feature gold-plated machine-cut parts for low impedance
for excellent sound quality output.
Tempo Control - The player provides a range of tempo
adjustments from ±8% and ±16% to ±50%, giving users a range of pitch
speeds. A "RESET" button for tempo sits next to the tempo slider for
instant ±0% fixed rotation speed.
Detachable Power and Audio Cables - The PLX-1000 is
built with a detachable power and audio cable connection for increased
convenience, especially at times when the unit is being moved around.
Users are also able to interchange cables to further customize the
The Pioneer PLX-1000 professional analog turntable will be available in
August with a suggested retail price of $849.
Demo Video Link
The PLX-1000 will be on display at the International DJ Expo on August
12-14 in Atlantic City, NJ.
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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has
become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes
around the world, known for its high quality sound and reliability. For
more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.
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