It has been 28 years since Luxman last introduced its award winning PD-350 analogue disc player in 1983.
Building on their institutional knowledge gained from developing numerous turntables over the decades, and marrying the advancements in mechanical isolation as well as improved amplifier design for the power supply, not to mention digital speed control to deliver perfect pitch & timbre; Luxman are proud to announce the PD-171 turntable.
^ Flat belt drive, less slippage, than the typical round belt with a high torque synchronous AC motor.
^ 5/8" solid aluminum top plate for improved bass response.
^ Massive construction, over 50 lbs.
^ Electronic circuit based on a high output audio amplifier with built-in high precision 32 bit
MICON signal generator.
^ LED stroboscope for more accurate speed adjustment & confirmation.
The LED light on the LHS of the platter is detachable. No more fumbling in the dark trying to locate track # 2. The lamp is a soft orange and is very effective at showing where the tracks are located.
Right in front of the platter is the strobescope window - speed adjustment is on the RHS of the stroboscope window. When you look into the window, you are actually looking at a mirror, which shows you the numbers 33 or 45 printed underneath the platter. on the outer diameter. When the speed is correct the numbers are static. Simple but extremely effective.
The aluminum top plate is 15mm thick (almost 5/8"). Both the tonearm cable & AC power cord are detachable, allowing an easy path to upgrade.
Forming the vital part of an analogue playback system the PD-171 employs a high output oscillator circuitry coupled to a high precision, high torque synchronous AC motor that drives a high inertia platter via a synthetic belt for stable rotation.
The precision machined spindle rests on a Teflon bearing of large diameter to ensure frictionless rotation. The solid aluminum platter is recessed into the top plate to lower the center of gravity. Handles are provided to remove the platter, if it ever needs to be shipped.
The detachable headshell, allows one to swap cartridges and simply dial in the new tracking weight. Stereo & Mono cartridges of the same model / manufacturer can of course be swapped out in a minute or two. An optional heavier counterweight is available for use with the Ortofon SPU cartridge / headshell.
Electronic circuit based on high output audio amplifier with built-in high precision 32 bit
MICON signal generator.
Belt driven high torque synchronous AC motor
Equipped with handy LED reflected stroboscope for more accurate speed adjustment and
Milled aluminum platter of 0.7tcm²super high inertia
Chassis built from 15mm aluminum panels with floating sub-chassis to eliminate structural and airborne vibration
AC inlet on back plate to accommodate detachable mains cables
Wooden plinth adding a touch of luxury
Non-resonant universal headshell made of aluminum magnesium alloy
Detachable OFC 5-pin DIN → RCA phono cable
Detachable 4mm acrylic dust cover.
High quality, oxygen free Luxman phono DIN to RCA cable, is supplied with a strain relief under the plinth. It is however detachable, in case you prefer to use another brand of phono cable.
Drive Mechanism: Belt drive, reactive type synchronous AC motor
Electronics High precision oscillator amplifier
Platter Diamond cut aluminum
Platter Weight 5.0kg (11 lbs)
Rotation Speed 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm switchable (±4% adjustment)
Wow & flutter: <0.04%
Tone-arm: Static balance with S-shape arm tube
Bearing: Ball races
Effective Length: 9"
Cartridge compatibility: 4 ~ 12g mass
Tracking error: ±1.9°~ -1.1 °
Range of height adjustment (VTA): 39 to 60mm
Dimensions (W x H x D): 465mm x 195mm
(including top cover) x 390mm
(including hardware on back plate)
Weight: 23.0kg (51 lbs.)
Polarized AC power cable, dust cover, stylus light, headshell, pulley
cover, drive belt, EP adapter, turntable mat, turntable installation handle
* Note: Cartridge not included