Pioneer PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable

Pioneer PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable

Pioneer PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable

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Pioneer PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable

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Product Highlights

  • Fully Automatic and Manual Modes
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm Compatible
  • Built-In Phono EQ
  • Precision DC Motor
  • Belt-Driven Platter
  • Low-Mass, Straight Tone Arm
  • Includes Moving Magnet Cartridge
  • Includes 45 Adapter
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The Pioneer PL-990 Turntable is a fully automatic turntable with a precision DC motor and belt-driven platter. The turntable is compatible with 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records and features a built-in phono EQ, which allows the unit to be connected directly to a line input without the need for a dedicated phono preamp. The low-mass, straight tone arm and included moving magnet cartridge will allow your vinyl collection to shine with minimal distortion. The Pioneer PL-990 ships with a 45 rpm adapter.

  • Two Speed: 33-1/3 and 45 rpm
  • Fully automatic
  • Built-in phono EQ
  • Includes moving magnet cartridge
  • Precision DC motor
  • Belt-driven platter
  • Low-mass, straight tone arm
UPC: 012562333793
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Pioneer PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable
  • 45 rpm Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for Turntable
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty for Cartridge and Stylus
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    Pioneer PL-990 specs

    Motor Precision DC servo
    Drive Mechanism Belt drive system
    Speeds 33-1/3 and 45 rpm
    Wow & Flutter ≤0.25% WRMS
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) >50 dB (DIN-B)
    Platter Diameter 11.6" / 295.0 mm
    Tone Arm Dynamic balance straight pipe arm
    Cartridge Type MM type
    Replacement Stylus PZP1004
    Stylus 0.6 mil / 15.2 µm diamond
    Output Voltage 112-270 mV (with equalizer amplifier)
    Pressure Level Stylus Pressure: 3.5 g (±1 g)
    General Attributes
    Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Consumption 2 W
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.54 x 3.94 x 13.46" / 420.00 x 100.00 x 342.00 mm
    Weight 5.8 lb / 2.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 7.0 x 5.0"

    Pioneer PL-990 reviews

    PL-990 Fully Automatic Belt-Driven Turntable is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent turntable This turntable has an internal RIAA preamp. You connect it to AUX or CD jacks of your stereo receiver. The preamp sounds MUCH better than the phono preamp in my stereo. I was not expecting that. It's very automated - you never have to touch the tonearm. This is great for a klutz like me. No chance of scratching the record while lifting or setting down the tonearm. The price was the icing on the cake. I didn't expect such a good turntable at this price point.
    Date published: 2014-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Old school music at it's finest!! I am replacing an older Pioneer turntable that went with an 80's stereo system. I had that turntable repaired to the point that it's cheaper to buy a new one. So I found this PL-990 Pioneer at B&H. I read the instructions and was a little daunted by the fact that it has it's own built in pre-amp and can't be plugged into the stereo's Phono jacks. Being that my stereo system is older, I don't have any auxilliary jacks. I didn't know what I was going to do. So, I simply plugged the turntable into my system's cd jack and voila, it plays beautifully!!!! Wow, my old records sound amazing with this turntable!! I'm very impressed! Great turntable at a great price to listen to great music!! Thank you!! I highly recommend! =) Enjoy!
    Date published: 2010-10-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Would buy again if criteria was price point. A bit of time required for final assembly but worked ok after setting up. Seems ok, reasonable for price though disappointed in that doesn't have features/perceived quality of the PE brand turntable that I bought approx. 45 years ago--from reading the online reviews it didn't appear that much more expensive turntables had much more in features, either.
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never again Cd or mp3 at my house! Excellent turn table. Pitch control, pre-amlified, it sounds beautifully! I was sick of listening compressed usic, took some time until find some turn table, and this one is the right choice if you dont want to spend tons of money. The only missing item is a headphone jack. Would be nice to have it, should be no dificult because the turntable is pre-aplified. But, is ok! I am really happy!
    Date published: 2012-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly as described and delivered on ti replaced my original PL-990 that had given up the ghost after many years of good sounds
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purely awesome experience The first turntable was damaged in transit but B&H customer service department came through. I was very impressed by their thoroughness and ease of returning with no questions asked. The turntable is awesome. A great value and a fabulous return policy made me a very satisfied customer. Thank you B&H. Well done sirs!
    Date published: 2014-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good deal Hooked this up to my Yamaha receiver and my 35 year old Synergistic speakers and sounded great! Fully automatic, good quality, steal of a deal for sure
    Date published: 2016-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Turntable Finally decided to get another turntable to play my album collection again. Went with the Pioneer because I was pairing it with a Pioneer system. Item was packed very well, no problem following the instructions for putting the belt on. Has a decent weight to it, seems well built. After playing quite a few albums, I'm very satisfied with this turntable. I am by no means an audiophile, but the overall sound of this turntable sounds better than cd/mp3/etc.Happy to bring back some old memories listening to vinyl. All in all this would be a great addition to the man cave, I have nothing negative to say about the PL-990. Very happy with B&H's fast expedited shipping. Overall I would definately pick this over an Audio Technica brand or the comparable Sony turntable.
    Date published: 2017-01-09
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