LUXMAN ANNOUNCES NEW PD-151 TURNTABLE
Luxman has announced it's new entry-level turntable named the PD-151 which will initially be released in Japan in November this year.
Complementing the higher spec PD-171A which was released in 2014, Luxman says its new belt-driven PD-151 has been designed to focus on performance while keeping the cost down.
Luxman also says that it focused on three major elements including the tonearm, turntable and drive system - with the priorities being operability, attractive design and functionality, all integrating beautifully.
It features a newly developed, high precision DC motor with a quoted wow and flutter at less than 0.04%, with ultra accuracy across 33.3, 45 and 78 RPM rotational speeds.
The design of the PD-151 features an under-slung, suspended structure. Components have been mounted on the underneath of the of the top panel chassis which Luxman says "eliminates the influence of vibrations from the turntable's supporting surface".
Luxman has opted for a 10mm thick machined aluminium plinth providing a rigid base for the moving parts, while the 4kg platter is said to offer improved stability and accurate rotation.
The PD-151 utilises a high precision stainless steel spindle, a PEEK thrust beating and brass radial bearing.
Like the PD-171, this release also uses a JELCO static balanced tonearm which caters for easy cartridge changes.
The motor and power transformer are isolated with rubber damping mounts, while large calibre insulating feet with 8mm of independent height adjustment ensure the turntable is isolated and level.
A 4mm thick acrylic dust cover will also be available as an optional extra.
The PD-151 weighs 15.7kg and measures 465mm x 164mm x 322mm (WHD).
The Luxman PD-151 turntable will land in New Zealand in February 2019 and is expected to sell for $9,999 RRP without cartridge or dust cover.
For more information visit Luxman.
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