BRINGS BACK THE CLASSIC WAY OF DJing: PLX-1000 Professional Turntable
“Vinyl is vinyl, the real thing.
Pioneer PLX-1000 is the new wave. I am very excited to use this.”
– DJ MOD (Residence DJ of Showtime)
“I wished Pioneer created a tone arm that can change from straight arm to S-arm.
If I’m going to rate PLX-1000 from 1 to 10, I’m givin’ it a 9.9.”
– DJ Coki (Top 10 DMC Worldwide, Resident DJ of WillTime BigTime)
“It feels amazing. It feels like home.”
– DJ Carlo Atendido (Champion, Redbull Threestyle Battle)
In celebration of its 20th year in the DJ industry, Pioneer officially launches the PLX-1000 professional turntable. Designed for DJs who appreciate the vintage feel and performance of vinyl for music playback, the Pioneer PLX-1000 direct drive analog turntable is certain to dominate the era of electronic dance music.
Here’s what Kevin Keagan, Marketing Lead of Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre, has to say about the PLX-1000:
“We’ve stuck to the true philosophy of vinyl because there’s an entire community that continues to use vinyl for the love of concept and feel of a moving platter associated with traditional turntables.
“Existing turntable users will definitely appreciate what we’ve put into developing the PLX-1000. Now that we have added a high performance analog turntable with superb sound quality into the mix, no matter what type of DJ you are, Pioneer offers a product that will suit your style and preference”
User-friendly Control Layout
PLX-1000 provides a user friendly layout familiar to top DJs of the past and present, providing quick tempo control capability on the right side of the player, start/stop button on the left side, and a high-torque platter with a lighted speed guide.
High-torque Direct Drive System
Its direct drive mechanism provides high torque resulting in stable rotation and exceptional control. The turntable can achieve a starting torque of at least 4.5 kg-cm and can reach its fixed rotation speed within 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 rpm)
Sound Quality Design
To create an extremely stable player and prevent vibration, Pioneer utilised a heavy-mass zinc die-cast chassis for the top section of the player reinforced with a bottom section made of an 8-mm thick resin. The base of the unit was further enforced with a 9-mm thick vibration-damping material that results in extremely stable playback. The tone arm also received great attention in build quality and design to maximize performance, using rubber insulation to minimise howling effects during audio playback. The RCA jacks feature gold-plated machine-cut parts for low impedance for excellent sound quality output.
It can provide a range of tempo adjustments from +8% and +16% to +50%, giving users a range of pitch speeds. A “RESET” button for tempo sits next to the tempo slider for instant+0% fixed rotation speed.
Detachable Power and Audio Cables
PLX-1000 is built with a detachable power and audio cable connection for increased convenience, especially at times when the unit is being moved around. Users are also able to interchange cables to further customize the sound quality.
The PLX-1000 professional analog turntable will be available beginning August 2014.