Thursday, November 5, 2009
Turntables - Pioneer PL-570
I received this turntable as part of a gear trade with no high expectations and was pleasantly surprised to find it worked quite well. One of the common failures of this vintage of automatic turntables is that they tend to no longer be . . .well, automatic. Parts wear out after 30 years? Who woulda thunk it?!?
This particular model still churns out all functions smoothly and without much complaint. The dustcover is even in decent shape, which is a flippin' miracle for any turntable over 11 minutes old.
The Shure cartridge deserves a kind retirement, and this will happen soon enough. At the moment though, I've got Beethoven's Sixth Symphony spinning and the hounds are about to take chase!
Have any experiences with the Pioneer PL-570 or any photos you'd like to share? Please send them on in.
What's it worth?
As in photo: $90