Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable Revealed [Video]

Pioneer has officially announced their brand new analog vinyl turntable called the PLX-1000. This new Turntable by has most of the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200's that DJ's are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack. The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents.
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Pioneer has officially announced their brand new analog vinyl turntable called the PLX-1000. This new Turntable by has most of the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200's that DJ's are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack. The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents. Check out the words and demo from legendary turntablists Q-Bert and Shortkut in the video below to get an early look at the PLX-1000.

The PLX-1000 has most of the familiar layout of a Technics 1200 with updates to make it that much better. For starters, it has the same Super-OEM turntable motor that is much more powerful than the standard Technics. This is the same motor in the Stanton ST-150's and other turntables like the new

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that we recently reviewed. Another upgrade to the PLX-1000 over the 1200's would be the removable (and replaceable) RCA cable and power cables. The PLX-1000 also has additional sound dampening and rubber reinforcements inside the turntable and also inside the tonearm which makes it a bit heavier than a 1200. Another nice touch is that the start/stop button has also been replaced with the play/pause button from the CDJ series. The PLX-1000 turntable also has new tempo range adjustments of ±8% and ±16% to ±50% while the classic 1200 only had 8%. One other item to note is the absence of a Phono to Line switch which means these turntables don't have an internal pre-amp as some other turntables, so its Phono Mixer RCA inputs for these only.

The Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable has a suggested retail price of $849 according to the press release below and we'll have a full demo and walkthrough at the Atlantic City DJ Expo Next Month, so stay tuned!

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