Luxman introduces PD-151 turntable

Distributed by IAG in the UK, Japanese high-end luxury brand Luxman has unveiled a £4,500 belt-driven turntable with S-shaped tonearm. Billed as a more accessible alternative to its flagship PD-171A, this latest model undercuts it by around £1,000. Offering vinyl replay at 33, 45 and 78rpm, the drive system monitors and maintains speed thanks to what the company calls its Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) feedback control loop to quickly achieve the selected speed with fast correction of any minor errors or fluctuations. The three speeds can be fine tuned with separate front panel adjustments, and an LED indicator flashes green when the pitch is flat or blue when it’s sharp and lights solid green when it is precisely pitched. It uses an unusually wide belt to drive the 4kg machined aluminium platter measuring 30cm wide with diamond-cut surface and stainless steel spindle that runs on a brass radial bearing and PEEK thrust bearing, and claims to achieve wow and flutter of less than 0.04 percent.

The fixed Jelco tonearm is height adjustable from 38 to 60mm and features an Ortofon detachable headshell for easy cartridge swapping, while overhang can be adjusted via the cartridge mounting slots.

The base of the chassis is fitted with specially engineered rubber feet offering independent height adjustment up to 8mm. External vibrations are kept at bay thanks to the chassis’ underslung, suspended structure that sits beneath the 10mm aluminium upper chassis.

Available now, the PD-151 comes with a dust cover and you can read more about it here.

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