After teasing DJs and audiophiles back in March, Pioneer has announced full details of its PLX-1000 direct-drive turntable. Available in August, the deck features multi-pitch control, club-grade build and sound quality, and detachable power and audio cables. No word on how much the turntable will sell for in the U.S., but the list price is €699/£599.
In the meantime, check out the unit’s specs below and a fancy video featuring turntablists extraordinaire Qbert and DJ Shortkut demonstrating the PLX-1000.
Does it have everything to allow you to say farewell to your coveted pair of Technics 1200s?
• High-torque direct drive (33⅓ rpm in 0.3 seconds)
• Classic DJ turntable layout
• Removable power, ground and phono cables
• S-shaped tone arm
• Multiple tempo control options: ±8%, ±16% and ±50%
• Tempo reset button
• Solid build for excellent vibration damping
• Professional-grade gold-plated RCA jacks
• Rubber-lined tone arm to improve isolation and prevent feedback