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Pioneer Pro DJ PLX-1000 Direct Drive DJ Turntable
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- The high-torque direct drive ensures stable rotation and exceptional control
- Heavy-mass, die-cast chassis prevents resonance and vibrations
- Multi-tempo control lets you instantly pick up or slow down the track to +/-8%, +/-16%, while a simple reset button instantly reverts to +/-0%
- Interchangeable power and audio cables can be easily connected and replaced, and pro-grade gold-plated RCA jacks ensure low impedance and and amazing sound quality
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- Turntable sheet
- Slip mat and sheet
- Dust cover
- Head shell
- Balance, sub and shell weights
- Audio cable
- Ground wire
A Reborn Classic
The PLX-1000 is precision engineered for the booth, drawing on 50 years’ experience of making high-end turntables. The result is a familiar layout with some next generation improvements, including a high-torque direct drive system, multi-pitch control, club-grade build and sound quality, and detachable power and audio cables. It’s solidly built for excellent vibration damping and ultra-precise, high-grade audio playback.
Combine the PLX-1000 with your DJM mixer for the ideal set-up for turntablists and vinyl enthusiasts.
Turn the Tables
The high-torque direct drive ensures stable rotation and exceptional control – and it reaches 33⅓ rpm in just 0.3 seconds thanks to a starting torque of 4.5kg/cm (or more).
Excellent Sound Design
The PLX-1000’s heavy-mass, die-cast zinc chassis prevents resonance and vibrations. The lower part of the unit is reinforced with 8mm-thick resin, plus 9mm-thick, vibration-damping material at the base. Plus the rubber-insulated tone arm reduces howling effects, while rubber and springs on the dampening parts of the insulator absorb external vibrations.
Pick Up The Pace
Multi-tempo control lets you instantly pick up or slow down the track to ±8%, ±16% and ±50%, while a simple reset button instantly reverts to ±0%.
Interchangeable power and audio cables can be easily connected and replaced, and pro-grade gold-plated RCA jacks ensure low impedance and an amazing sound quality.
|Width X Height X Depth||17.83 in X 6.26 in X 13.9 in|
|Outputs||1 ANALOGUE (RCA)|
|Drive Method||Quartz lock, servo-type, direct drive|
|Platter||Aluminium, die-casting diameter: 332 mm|
|Motor||3-phase, brushless DC motor|
|Braking System||Electronic brake|
|Rotation Speed||33⅓-45 rpm|
|Rotation Adjustment Range||±8, ±16, ±50 %|
|Wow and Flutter||<0.01% (Measured by obtaining signal from built-in frequency generator of motor assembly.)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||70 dB|
|Starting Torque||> 4.5 kg/cm|
|Start Time||0.3 sec (at 33⅓ rpm)|
|Arm Type||Universal type S-shape tone arm Gimbal-supported type bearing structure Static balance type|
|Effective Length||9.06 in|
|Tracking Error||Within 3°|
|Height Adjustment Range||0.24 in|
|Stylus Pressure Variable Range||0-4 g (1 scale 0.1 g)|
|Cartridge Weight Single||3.5-13 g|
The PLX-1000 is precision engineered for the booth. This high-torque direct drive professional turntable is equipped with a classic layout and a rubber-lined, S-shaped tone arm that improves isolation and prevents feedback. It is solidly built for excellent vibration damping and ultra-precise, high grade audio playback.
Top Customer Reviews
When vinyl really started to diminish in popularity - right around the time Big Hair Metal was rather abruptly made extinct ("with the lights out it's less dangerous..") - the vast majority of turntables from anything other than the entry-level arena were invariably belt drive decks or a Technics SL1200. And because so many of the direct drive turntables on offer in the 80's were plastic plinthed affairs with off-the-shelf arms and motors, direct drive decks were not taken very seriously by seasoned audio enthusiasts. The only other people still interested in buying new turntables after the Barcelona Olympics were DJs, or people who refused to replace the LPs with 5" shiny discs which needed to be read by a laser.
When I heard about the new Pioneer PLX-1000, I was pleased to see it was as close to an exact replica of the SL-1200 as we have yet seen. But what made me decide to buy one was the fact this deck has addressed most of my main concerns with the SL-1200. With the PLX-1000, Pioneer have substantially damped the tonearm, the platter and the plinth, which is good news. On top of that, the rear of the deck has (high quality) RCA terminals instead of captive generic interconnects, and an IEC power terminal instead of a captive mains cord. Pioneer are considerate enough to include basic interconnects and a power cord as a convenience to the user if they are not choosing to go with something a bit more exotic.Read more ›
The quality of this turntable is pretty good for a home setting. The shell is made out of some type of plastic. I would recommend keeping them in a nice case If you have them. They scratch easily.
The tone arm feels very sturdy. The platter is very study. The torque is way better than the 1200s. I think this turntable is better for scratching. It does have less features than other super OEM turntables, however if you pair it with a nice mixer and the pioneer SSP1, it Is a killer set up. I do a lot of scratching and beat juggling. There is no wobble or skipping,with ortophon needles and m44-7 needles.
I have noticed it does have feedback when I use old school records and an ortophon needle. If I use the sure M447 needles, it does has way less feedback. I have not tired these turntables in the club to check the feedback, but I do have studio monitors and JBL EON club speakers in my studio. When I use serato, it does not have any feedback at all.
Overall I think this is a great replacement for the 1200s. It's not built like a tank, but it does perform well and it is one of the best out there right now.
I am very happy with it. Not using it for DJing - I barely need backcuing, I now heard a difference between using a Sure Whitelabel and a Stanton Groovemaster V3. This means this turntable is capable of producing very good sound when using the right needle.
(I would recommend using an Ortofon 2M red if you don't do scratching... because this turntable is able to get the best out of your records and deserves a good stylus.)
Compared to a Stanton T92, it handles much better, has arm hight ajustment, sounds as dark as - but with more details in highs...
The spinning especially is High Fidelity worthy without any rumble. (yes, with my Stanton, there is some rumble, not wit this one) I coud suggest this is the best DJ turntable ever that can easily be used for any HiFi purpose when using an elliptical needle (Ortofon 2M - Ortofon Nightclub MK2 - Stanton Groovemaster V3 - and I even tested it with an Ortofon OM10 but would not recommend the OM10 because of the somehow heavy arm on the Pioneer)
Describing the sound when using the Ortofon Nightclub MK2 would be : very detailed, natueral, open with almost the dynamics of an avarage CD...
They look like the SL-1200 MK5
They almost feel like a Technics
They have a pitch range of 50% which was never found on any 1200 ever
The RCA cables are replaceable
The power cable is replaceable and easy to swap for other countries plugs
Dual voltage by default. (Technics only offered this on the 1210 models)
Tone arm bearing very poorly adjusted from the factory (huge sign of bad Quality Control)
The arm lift drops like rock
The bottom case is plastic and less resistant to resonance feedback than Technics 1200
The pitch is soldered onto a main PCB (this will make replacing them a pain)
The Start/Stop button is too bright! (it has a way of messing with your night vision in dark booths)
The pop-up light is too bright and Pioneer should consider using a dimmer softer white LED bulb
Other super OEM's can be bought for cheaper with more features like the Stanton STR8-150 and Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB although they lack the style of the PLX-1000 which outright steals it's design from the SL-1200.
Would I buy them again? Maybe.
Do I like them? Yes but only after adjusting the tonearm bearing myself.
Are they worth $700? Not when compared to other SuperOEM's.
Are they technics killers? No, but they are close enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I grew up with the Technics 1200 MK2 and the SLQ-200. As a matter of fact, the 1200's my friend and I purchased in 1985 for our DJ business are still in use. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Busychild
Overall: I was surprised after I hooked these turntables up to my Pioneer DJM-900nxs2 mixer, I thought for a moment that I was back in time about 25 yrs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by maxx
This designed in Japan (Pioneer) made in China (probably Hanpin) table is about as close to the classic Technics SL 1200/1210 MK2 series as you'll find on the market today. Read morePublished 5 months ago by "Corn Fed"
Look, I can't speak for everyone's Pioneer PLX-1000's but the two I bought are the one's I'm reviewing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert with an O
great deck. A little bit tricky to calibrate, like any turntable.Published 8 months ago by Lucas P.
If weight alone told the whole story of how good a Turntable was, this PLX-1000 would be top-dog. However, the tonearm has very loose bearings and the damped cueing... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Joseph D. Aschwanden
I purchased this turntable for home use only. Beautiful to look at and plays well. My only complaint is I wish it had a hinged dust cover but understand DJ's don't care about... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Link