Pioneer PL-12D

Pioneer PL-12E

1 9 7 2 1972
1 9 7 3 1973

Early low-budget Pioneer 'table named PL-12E in Japan, not to be mistaken with the later japanese PL-M12 which is similar but shows slightly better specs (or the export PL-12S or the similar but japanese PL-12ED).

Inside isn't much but a simple & lightweight belt-drive, separate anti-skating and a nicely designed tonearm.
Plus an overhang checker stopper.

Aluminium foil is used here and there inside the plinth to reduce hum picking and indiced noise.

Speed accuracy is however of ± 0,1% - we're still in the low-budget section:)

Pioneer PL-12D, image 1 Pioneer PL-12D, image 2 Pioneer PL-12D, image 3
Pioneer PL-12D specifications
Title Value
Type : belt-drive
Motor : 4-pole synchronous
Speeds : 33 1/3rpm
45rpm
Wow & flutter : < 0,1% WRMS
S/N ratio : > 47dB
Platter : 30cm diecast aluminium
Tonearm : static-balance
Effective arm length : 22,1cm
Overhang : 15,5mm
Tracking force : 0...3,5g
Cartridge weight : 4...10g
PC : 11W
Dimensions : 43 x 16,4 x 36,2cm
Weight : 7,4kg (USA spec)
List price : 22,500¥
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