Luxman introduces 'entry-level' PD-151 belt-drive turntable for £4500

Luxman introduces PD-151 belt-drive turntable for £4500
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Your definition of 'entry-level' may differ from Luxman's, but at £4500/$5500 this is the most affordable turntable the company has produced to date.

Not that there's anything cheap about it. The Luxman PD-151 deck is designed to look and feel like a luxury item, with its 1cm thick machined aluminium top panel and 4Kg platter designed to make the whole affair suitably weighty and stable.

Luxman PD-151 belt-drive turntable

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There's a new, high-precision DC motor – said to achieve wow and flutter of less than 0.04% (WRMS) – driving a stainless steel centre spindle. Selectable turntable speeds are 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm. All components are mounted underneath the chassis to minimise vibrations feeding through to the platter.

A balanced Jelco tonearm can be fitted with a variety of cartridges. Controls on the front panel include speed selection, start/stop and power on/off.

The Luxman PD-151 belt-drive turntable will be available in the UK from August 2019 for £4500 (including tonearm and dust cover).


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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.