LUXMAN PD-151 BELT-DRIVE TURNTABLE ANNOUNCED
Luxman has just announced more details on its PD-151 belt-drive turntable.
The new Luxman PD-151 promises the classic, premium-quality Luxman belt-drive turntable design at a lower price point.
In 2011, Luxman introduced its first new turntable in 28 years, the PD-171. Three years later, the upgraded PD-171A and armless PD-171AL were released. Today, the renowned Japanese brand announces the PD-151, allowing for more people to join in the vinyl revival.
Presenting a typically, clean and elegant exterior design, the Luxman PD-151 has ease-of-use and seamless functionality as its keystones.
Incorporating a newly developed, high-precision DC motor, the PD-151 achieves wow and flutter of less than 0.04% (WRMS), maintaining unerringly accurate operation across three user-selectable speeds (33 1/3, 45, 78rpm).
The design features an under-slung, suspended structure, with components mounted on the underneath of the top panel chassis; a method that eliminates the influence of vibrations from the supporting surface.
The motor and power transformer, which can generate vibration, are isolated with rubber damping mounts.
Additionally, the 10mm thick, machined aluminium top panel provides a rigid base for the moving parts, and the heavyweight 4.0kg platter promises excellent stability and accurate rotation.
Further isolation comes by way of the large-calibre isolation feet that boast the latest high-performance damping rubber.
To enable optimum performance, the PD-151 features a high-precision stainless steel centre spindle, a PEEK (polyether ether ketone) thrust bearing and a brass radial bearing. Also, the universally compatible, static-balanced tonearm, made by JELCO, allows for easy cartridge substitutions and satisfying operation. The Magnesium alloy headshell with LUXMAN logo is also a lovely touch.
The AC power socket on the rear panel allows you to easily upgrade the power cable should you want.
The Luxman PD-151 also comes with a 4mm thick acrylic dust cover included.
Price and availability
The Luxman PD-151 turntable is available in the UK from August at an RRP of £4,500 (inc. tonearm and dust cover).
For more information, go to Luxman.
Luxman PD-151 Tech Spec
Brushless DC motor, Sinewave PWM, PID control method, adjustable rotation speed
Machined aluminium, diamond-cut surface finish, Weight: 4.0kg
33 1/3rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm
Wow and flutter
0.04% or less (W.R.M.S.)
Static balance, S shape
One point cross suspension
Effective length, Overhang
229mm (Effective 214mm), 15mm, Tracking error : +1.9°～-1.1°
Suitable cartridge weight
4～12g (Our magnesium headshell is 13g)
[Front panel] Power switch, Motor ON/OFF switch, rotation speed selector, rotation speed indicator, rotation speed adjustment (33 1/3, 45, 78rpm) [Rear panel] AC power socket [Bottom panel] Isolator feet, cartridge output terminal (DIN type)
465 (W) x 164 (H) x 322 (D) mm
Turntable, Power cable (JPA-10000), Headshell, Rubber drive belt, EP adaptor, Turntable slip sheet, Turntable mounting handle, Phono cable (DIN→RCA), Counterweight, Arm adjustment hex wrench (3 types), flat blade screwdriver for fine speed adjustment
OPPD-DSC151, 4mm thick acrylic (included in the PD-151’s RRP in the UK)
OPPD-HW1, Suitable cartridge weight 9～19g
Rubber drive belt
The same belt used by PD-171A and PD-171AL
OPPD-SH1, light magnesium alloy, weight 13g (including wires)
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