Pioneer PL-L800

Pioneer PL-L800S

1 9 8 1 1981
1 9 8 3 1983

Nicely designed LP turntable from the short-lived "Communication Components" series from which the A-9 remains well remembered.
The L800 is a little sister of the PL-L1000.

The linear tracking tonearm is driven by a direct induction linear motor ; the wand is made of Polymer Graphite, a low-resonance material which Pioneer used extensively and almost everywhere throughout the early 1980s.

The drive system is of the Stable Hanging Rotor kind for a gravity center much closer to the platter.
The specifications are identical to those of the contemporary PL-88F - tangential tracking error excepted :)


Later briefly available in silver color : PL-L800S.

Pioneer PL-L800, image 1 Pioneer PL-L800, image 2 Pioneer PL-L800, image 3
Pioneer PL-L800 specifications
Title Value
System: PLL direct Drive
Motor (platter) : "Stable Hanging Rotor", Hall, BSL
Motor (arm) : direct induction linear motor
Speeds : 33 1/3 & 45rpm
Wow & flutter : 0,025%
0,012% (FG measured, WRMS)
± 0,035% (DIN)
S/N ratio : 78dB (DIN-B)
Tonearm : tangential
low-mass polymer-graphite
Effective length : 16,2cm
Overhang : 0mm
Cartridge range : 3...8g.
Cartridge : PC-4MC
Frequency response : 10Hz...35Khz
output : 1,5mV
impedance : 30kOhm...100kOhm
stylus : diamond 0,3x0,7 mil (PN-4MC)
tracking force : 2g. (± 0,3g)
Dimensions : 42 x 12 x 42,7cm
Weight : 8,3kg
PC : 22W
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