Pioneer PL-400 Automatic Turntable, Circa 1979

A collection of images from a professionally serviced automatic direct drive turntable from Japan. Plays at speeds of 33 1/3 and 45 r.p.m. Has an isolated stiff floating suspension system which separates the platter and tonearm from the subchassis. Boasts a WOW and Flutter at 0.025% WRMS and Signal to Noise Ratio greater than 75db (DIN-B). Features quartz lock speed control, recessed strobe light, dampened cueing, repeat function and anti-skating adjustment.

Considered to be a mid-range turntable at the time. Today, considered to be high end when compared to others at double the price. The build quality is surprisingly good and probably the last of the high quality builds to come out of Japan. Has had much work done to it and is in very good condition along with a 1978 Pickering XSV3000 with little wear.

The camera flash makes the unit look less polished than it really is. You can zoom in on the images if you mouse over them. During autoplay zoom is disabled.

Valued in the range of $200 - $250

Sold for $200 on 6-23-2021