Pioneer PL-707

1 9 8 2 1982
1 9 8 3 1983

While Pioneer was riding high with its Exclusive P3 and just before said P3 became the Exclusive P3a to ride even higher, if not reach a 60% high-end market-share in Japan, the rest of us got somewhat lesser units.

Lesser, here, however, doesn't mean units unworthy of that brand's reputation - just not as big, lavish or... expensive.

The most visible trade-off, besides size, weight and price, is the tonearm which was quite different from the simple-but-incredibly-engineered P3's and filled with electronica, automatic functions and a "Dynamic Resonance Absorber" system.

But it is made of Polymer Graphite nevertheless - headshell included.

If the PL-707 lacks some elsewhere when compared to the P3a, it still reaches a s/n ratio of 80dB !

The 707 saw two production runs : one made by "M.PIONEER" (a change from the usual "PNR") and one made by "KHS", the latter being a T-tag seen elsewhere as well...

Pioneer PL-707, image 1 Pioneer PL-707, image 2
Pioneer PL-707 specifications
Title Value
System : Quartz PLL Direct-Drive
brushless-DC-Hall motor
with Stable Hanging Rotor structure
Speeds : 33 1/3 and 45rpm
Wow & flutter : 0,025% (effective)
0,012% (frequency gen. weighted)
±0,035% (DIN)
S/N ratio : > 80dB (DIN-B)
Tonearm type : static balance, Polymer Graphite wand
with DRA and included interchangeable PG headshell
Tonearm length : 23,5cm effective
Cartridge weight range : 3...8,5g
Overhang : 15mm
PC : 9W
Dimensions : 46 x 16,4 x 40,9cm
Weight : 8,1kg.
PC-6MC MC cartridge
Frequency response : 10...35Khz
Output : 2,2mV
Stylus : 0,3 x 0,7 mil diamond (PN-6MC)
Tracking force : 2g (±0,3g)
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