Luxman PD-171 turntable is one of those things you just have to haveDale Davies ▼ | November 30, 2018
Luxman PD-171 has been a highly regarded analogue player due to its ability to convey the sense of musical depth and feeling of vinyl records.
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The PD-171A and PD-171AL are equipped with a newly developed, high-torque AC synchronous motor. We have eliminated unnecessary vibration and achieved optimum energy transmission by using a wide drive belt. We have eliminated unnecessary vibration and achieved optimum energy transmission by using a wide drive belt. The motor drive system is equipped to deliver ample output power, incorporating ideas from Luxman's unique audio amplifier knowledge. The combination of the latest 32-bit microcomputer control and a high precision clock generator deliver accurate and quiet rotation.
The turntables for these models are cut from solid aluminum plates, finished with a diamond cutter and weight-adjusted to 5kg. A huge inertia of about 0.7tonnes-per-cm2 promises smooth and stable rotation. The stainless steel center spindle, with bearings fitted at the base, is extremely rigid at 16mm in diameter. A brass thrust bearing, with a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) ball race lubricated with molybdenum oil, offers excellent abrasion resistance and load carrying ability, firmly supporting the heavyweight platter.
PD-171A is equipped with a high sensitivity static balance type tone arm with a one point cross suspension bearing structure as standard. It functions well with various types of cartridges. And it's easy to change. Both of the PD-171A and PD-171AL, having the base plate of the tone arm as an interchangeable, independent part and depending on options sold separately, offer attachment to numerous tone arms such as SME, SAEC, FR and Ortofon to enable users enjoy the characteristics of their favorite tone arm. ■