Luxman PD-151 Turntable

Audiophiles love the warmth, organic texture and uncanny beauty of analog music reproduction.But that beauty is notoriously fragile. Even slight variations in platter speed can blur the musical pitch, placing the sound behind an unnatural veil. And when music lovers turn up the volume, the phono cartridge can pick up even subtle chassis vibration and resonance – distortions the cartridge cannot distinguish from the desired tracking of the record groove. At LUXMAN, we understand. And we built that understanding into the PD-151 analog player, a more accessible alternative to our highly regarded PD-171A / AL. From the 10 mm thick aluminum top plate to the high-torque motor, the ultra-wide drive belt and the 4.0 kg platter, every aspect of the PD-151 pursues just one purpose. To do full justice to the ineffable beauty of analog sound.

The purity of musical pitch depends entirely on the stability of platter rotation. That’s why LUXMAN engineers went to extraordinary lengths. We start with our unique sine wave/Pulse Width Modulation power supply, which provides ultra-stable direct current to our proprietary DC brushless motor. The result of years of development, this high-torque motor incorporates low-noise acoustic bearings and an optimized number of coil turns. The drive system monitors and maintains speed with our Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) feedback control loop. Proportional means quick achievement of target speed. Integral means fast correction of minor errors. And differential means control over rapid fluctuations. For added precision, the motor drives the outside flange of the platter through an uncommonly wide belt.

Separate 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm pitch adjustments

You can fine-tune the musical pitch of play-back with separate front panel adjustments for 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm. An LED indicator flashes green when the pitch is flat, flashes blue when it’s sharp, and lights solid green when the PD-151 is precisely on-pitch.

Spec

Phono motor section
Drive system Belt drive system
Motor Brushless DC motor with PID control
Platter 30cm machined alminum plate
Revolution 33 1/3rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm(3 speeds selectable)
Revolution adjustment range ±6%(each rotation speed adjustable independently)
Wow and flutter 0.04% or less(W.R.M.S.)
Weight(Platter) 4.0kg
Tone arm section * Cartridge is not included
Type Static balanced, S shaped, universal type
Bearing Single point cross suspension
Effective length 229mm
Overhang 15mm
Tracking error angle +1.9° to -1.1°
Applicable cartridge weight 4 to 12g (including headshell 17 to 25g)
Adjustable height range 38 to 60mm
Anti-skating 0 to 3g
Power source and others * Dust cover is not included
Power source 230V~ 50Hz
Power consumption 6W
Dimensions 465 (W) × 133(up to top face of platter)(H)×
393(D) mm
Net weight 15.7kg (main unit)
Accessories Platter, Headshell, Rubber mat
Rubber belt,Platter mount handle (2pieces)
EP adaptor, Counterweight
Arm adjustment hex wrench set (3types)
Flathead screwdriver for rotation speed adjustment
phono cable (DIN→RCA : already installed on the unit), Power cable

Product Number: PD-151

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