Pioneer PLX-1000 Direct Drive Scratch DJ Turntable

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The PLX-1000 is the long anticipated direct drive vinyl turntable from industry leaders Pioneer. The PLX features a powerful 4.5kg / cm torque motor, ‘S’ styled tonearm for improved tracking, and a similar layout and style to the famed Technics SL-1210.

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Pioneer PLX-1000

The Pioneer PLX-1000 is a professional, direct drive analog turntable. Designed for both personal listening and live performance applications such as DJing at a party or club. Perfect if you want the look feel and performance that vinyl has to offer. Powered by a high-torque direct-drive motor, with the same user-friendly layout that vinyl DJs are familiar with. Including temo control, start/stop button, and lighted speed guide. While the motor is capable of at least 4.5kg/cm of torque, reaching a rotational speed of 33 1/3rpm in 0.3 seconds.

Additionally, the PLX-1000 is built with a heavy-mass zinc die-cast chassis, with a reinforced bottom. Resulting in stable playback and a high-quality product. Rubber insulation is built into the tonearm, effectively minimizing howling effects. While gold plated RCA jacks ensure lower impedance signals and improved sound quality. Plus, an integrated Kensington lock lets you secure your turntable to the DJ Booth.

Overall,  this pioneer turntable is a great choice if you’re looking for a high-quality DJ ready vinyl turntable. Combine the PLX-1000 with a Pioneer professional series DJM mixer for an ideal system for true vinyl enthusiasts.



  • 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


Pioneer PLX 1000 Specs

Drive Method: Quartz lock, servo-type, direct drive

Platter: Aluminium, die-casting diameter: 332 mm

Motor: 3-phase, brushless DC motor

Braking System: Electronic brake

Rotation Speed: 33⅓-45 rpm

Rotation Adjustment Range: ±8, ±16, ±50 %

Wow and Flutter: < 0.01 % (Measured by obtaining signal from built-in frequency generator of motor assembly.)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 70 dB

Starting Torque: > 4.5 kgf・cm

Dimensions: 453 x 353 x 159mm

Weight: 13.1 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.