Building on expertise accumulated over many years as the top international manufacturer of DJ equipment, Pioneer has carried out an in-depth investigation into turntable users’ needs in order to produce a user-friendly control layout. This makes it possible to enjoy intuitive DJ play without ever losing your way.
Thanks to its high-torque direct drive system, the “PLX-1000” provides stable rotation that can withstand use in venues such as clubs, achieving starting torque of at least 4.5kg·cm and reaching the fixed rotation speed within just 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 rpm).
Excellent sound quality design gets the most from the sound quality of analog vinyl. Howling is cut by installing rubber tubing(A) inside the tonearm. The upper part(B) of the main body is built from heavy-mass die-cast zinc, while the lower part(C) uses 8mm-thick resin and the base features a 9mm-thick vibration-damping material(D), which results in excellent vibration-damping properties.
The RCA jacks feature gold-plated machine-cut parts used in the disc players of Pioneer’s “TAD” high-class audio brand. The sound of analog records is faithfully reproduced with excellent sound quality by directly conveying the phono signal with stable plugs.
The variable width of tempo can be selected from ±8%, ±16% and ±50%, and these wide-ranging tempo controls expand the possibilities of DJ play. Also, simply pressing the “RESET” button instantly reverts to the fixed rotation speed at ±0%. Since the “PLX-1000” uses attachable / detachable power and audio cables, there are no cables getting in the way when transporting the turntable, nor is there any risk of impact when moving or disconnection due to cables getting caught. Users can also interchange the cables as they please in order to customise the sound quality.