Pioneer Turntable Model PL-518

• Pioneer Turntable Model PL-518 Vtg
• Pioneer Turntable Model PL-518 Vtg
Item# atvecec00134924465

Product Description

• Pioneer Turntable Model PL-518 Vtg
Building description and sooner or later to be offered...

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable from the 1970s



Bought this around the 1980s I believe, eventually will locate the receipt. I liked it because it was the one to own and was purchased in a working like new condition, no marks, scuff, scratches, or fingerprints etc. Even back then it was hard to believe one could be found without some wear. Unfortunately it was wrapped up for protection and placed into storage. Never having been played, since I was traveling all the time.

It has an additional new needle stylus from similar era back around the 1970s-'80s. Again, really was the one best liked by many long ago, was the final crown in a technology and era that was passing.


Type: direct drive

Motor: 16-pole, 24-slot, DC servo motor

Platter: 320mm aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Speed control range: +-2%

Wow and flutter: 0.03%

Rumble: 73dB

Tonearm: static-balanced type, s-shaped pipe arm

Effective length: 221mm

Overhang: 15.5mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 10g

Dimensions: 440 x 145 x 365mm

Weight: 9.5kg


Gave most my records away but still have 2 old cantaloupe crates from the 1970s filled with those I kept … be posting in time too. Just to note, I once sold albums like the beach boys for 15 cents in the '90s, but sure the ones left won’t be so low priced ... and they likely aren’t as valuable as some given away back then.


Product Quantity: Only 1 item in stock.

Condition: Very Good, similar to when new yet of vintage, having been stored and well protected for last ~30 years.

Country: Japan


Weight: lb oz | ~ Ship (lb) - Ship weight for this sale is an approximation till revised at time of purchase. For which a total 'of all items' and their weights being shipped will be known, should this be required.

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