Pioneer PL-570

Pioneer XL-A700

Pioneer XL-A700S

1 9 7 6 1976
1 9 7 9 1979

Elegant and shiny lineup near-topper - this is when one steps from "record player" to "turntable".

Stable, reliable big brushless direct-drive Hall motor with Quartz Synchro Pulse (not Sony's Magnedic or the Denon equivalents) with serious electrical and stability specifications.

Also pitch controls for each speed, automatic features such as optical led/phototransistor end-of-disc auto-stop, VTA adjustment.

If the PL-570 weighs almost as much as the PL-C590, the diecast mainplate helps, it looses a bit in the s/n ratio : 74dB vs. 70dB...

Not much else to say : it looks good, it works well, it is very well built - the PL-570 is a good 1970s music maker.
It even remained available for three full years, until late 1979, at a time lineup rotation started its exponential rise.

The 1979 version is the XL-A700S : the very same but with a grey matte base instead of the "old world" wood.
I don't know if that version was exported. (PL-570S ?)

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Pioneer PL-570 specifications
Title Value
Motors : 1x Quartz PLL brushless with 3 Hall elements
1x tonearm
Speeds : 33 1/3 & 45rpm
Pitch control : ± 6%
Platter : Ø 32,4cm aluminium diecast
Noise floor : 62dB (JIS)
70dB (DIN-B)
Wow & flutter : ± 0,04% (DIN)
0,025% (WRMS)
Load fluctuation : 0% up to 120g load
Startup time : 2/3 of a rotation (33 1/3rpm)
Rotation accuracy : 0,003%
Temperature drift : 0,00004% /°C
Time drift : 0,0003% /hour
Platter : 32,4cm diecast aluminium
Inertial mass : 340kg /cm2
Tonearm effective length : 23,7cm
Overhang : 15mm
Acceptable cart+shell weight : 4g...13,5g
VTA : ±5mm
Dimensions : 49 x 20 x 39cm
Weight : 14kg.
Listprice : 79,800¥ (1976...1979)
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