Refurbished Pioneer PLX500 (Black) DJ Turntable £239 at Richer Sounds
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Refurbished Pioneer PLX500 (Black) DJ Turntable £239 at Richer Sounds

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Posted 3rd Oct
Quality brand direct drive turntable for a bargain price, this turntable was recently featured in a John Darko audiophile recomendation on YT for £1000 hi fi systems, 12 months warranty too
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The perfect starter mixing deck, the Pioneer PLX500 has everything you need for a seamless performance.

Direct drive for ultimate control
Like all the best DJ decks, the Pioneer PLX500 features fast-acting direct drive. The 3-phase, brushless DC motor with electronic brake gives fast, effortless control - making your mixes smoother than ever. Combined with the sturdy aluminium platter, robust cartridge, slip-mat and pitch control, you've everything you need from a deck for seamless mixing.

S-shaped tonearm with full adjustment, including VTA
Robust and practical, the PLX500's tonearm is the ideal match for the deck. The classic S-shape is tried and tested and favoured by many for mixing use. Just like you'd hope for from a professional deck, the PLX500's tonearm features a detachable headshell for swift cartridge replacement. It also has accurate weight adjustment plus the crucial VTA height adjustment - letting you use thicker slip-mats and deeper cartridges without upsetting the balance.

USB output for recording to your computer
Featuring a B-type USB you can connect up a PC or Mac. From here it's easy to convert the tracks into digital files - letting you playback your treasured vinyls any place you choose. Combine with software such as Pioneer's own rekordbox and you can also incorporate vinyl into a software based mixing system.

Line level output - simply add active speakers or your choice of amp
Thanks to the Pioneer's built-in phono stage (MM only), it's easy to connect this deck up. Choose from active speakers for desk-top monitoring or any choice of amp or mini system - if it has an AUX input then this DJ deck will plug and play.

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Cold, not Technics
R0B03/10/2019 22:00

Cold then. Gimme SL1210’s anytime.



I have 2 near mint SL1210's in my home studio with a pro DJ pioneer mixer & expensive monitors, etc, I still think this is a great deal
Edited by: "sadbuttruee" 3rd Oct
Heat given just because you might as well have cheap decks. They gather dust just as well as SL1210 Mk. IIs do...
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Should put refurbished in the title.
Extra 10% off clearance for VIP tomorrow
Edited by: "edgeone" 3rd Oct
Cold, not Technics
How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when it's being bumped about in a night club?
bigjt03/10/2019 21:52

Cold, not Technics


They're about 1/5 the price of Technics though, so probably worth the money!
Edited by: "Toon_army" 3rd Oct
Toon_army03/10/2019 21:56

They're about 1/5 the price of Technics thought


Cold then. Gimme SL1210’s anytime.
Roger_Irrelevant03/10/2019 21:55

How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when …How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when it's being bumped about in a night club?


You need to put the decks on a solid surface so the vibrations can't knock them and make the needle skip. Some people add coins on the needle cartridge to give it a little extra weight
R0B03/10/2019 22:00

Cold then. Gimme SL1210’s anytime.



I have 2 near mint SL1210's in my home studio with a pro DJ pioneer mixer & expensive monitors, etc, I still think this is a great deal
Edited by: "sadbuttruee" 3rd Oct
Toon_army03/10/2019 22:00

You need to put the decks on a solid surface so the vibrations can't knock …You need to put the decks on a solid surface so the vibrations can't knock them and make the needle skip. Some people add coins on the needle cartridge to give it a little extra weight


Gonna say on my vintage Technics can skip if you just walk near it.

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Heat given just because you might as well have cheap decks. They gather dust just as well as SL1210 Mk. IIs do...
Toon_army03/10/2019 22:00

You need to put the decks on a solid surface so the vibrations can't knock …You need to put the decks on a solid surface so the vibrations can't knock them and make the needle skip. Some people add coins on the needle cartridge to give it a little extra weight


Solid surfaces still transfer vibrations. Squash balls can be used to great effect placed under each corner of a deck
Roger_Irrelevant03/10/2019 21:55

How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when …How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when it's being bumped about in a night club?


Some clubs used to use this kind of thing

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Roger_Irrelevant03/10/2019 21:55

How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when …How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when it's being bumped about in a night club?


I dont think they'll have these in a nightclub somehow..
Get 1210's once never need anything else.
These have a reputation for motor failure. Check the Pioneer forums. Maybe worth checking a new AT-LP1240 Audio Technica at this price on Amazon. £ for £ they're identical but the AT will come with a better warranty. Basically you're paying for the badge here.
snappyfish03/10/2019 22:46

Get 1210's once never need anything else.


This is true. But you're gonna pay a premium for a decent one nowadays.
Roger_Irrelevant03/10/2019 21:55

How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when …How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when it's being bumped about in a night club?


Heavier tracking force on the needle, usually 4g or sometimes more depending on the stylus. Whereas mine is 2g
Give me a citronics Thames II anyday
Bula_vinaka03/10/2019 23:18

These have a reputation for motor failure. Check the Pioneer forums. Maybe …These have a reputation for motor failure. Check the Pioneer forums. Maybe worth checking a new AT-LP1240 Audio Technica at this price on Amazon. £ for £ they're identical but the AT will come with a better warranty. Basically you're paying for the badge here.



they aren't identicle, but similar. made by the same manufacturer, but pioneer got them to make some changes

it is a great deck for the money, very close in feel and use to the original 1200s and a fraction of the price of the new ones. these of the AT's make a good budget starter deck
Roger_Irrelevant03/10/2019 22:09

Gonna say on my vintage Technics can skip if you just walk near it. [Image]


Looks like a single ring hob
think I'll drag out my Sansui SR-222 over the weekend along with my 70's vinyl collection,

With all this increased vinyl popularity I now feel as if I've missed something.

Be interesting to see how it compares to my CDs and FLACs
It's worth noting this is just a rebranded Audio Technica ATLP120 with some minor changes at the request of Pioneer. richersounds.com/hi-…tml
Roger_Irrelevant03/10/2019 21:55

How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when …How do they stop the needle bouncing about and scratching the record when it's being bumped about in a night club?


Cut in half tennis balls on the feet stumps of the turntable is a way of combatting that haha
My vestax pdx 2300s weed on the 1210s. Just had a look at 1210 prices..... jesus wept, should have got the 1210s!
Edited by: "snagzie" 4th Oct
These are basically Hanpin made super oem decks with Pioneer branding on them so you might be able to find alternatives cheaper but price still isn’t bad
Rich06903/10/2019 22:42

I dont think they'll have these in a nightclub somehow..


Obviously not been to that many night clubs. Loads clubs rock a set of turn tables.
"DJ Longbrownoseface"... I'm going to be bigger than Pat Sharp!
haGGard04/10/2019 18:26

Obviously not been to that many night clubs. Loads clubs rock a set of …Obviously not been to that many night clubs. Loads clubs rock a set of turn tables.


But not these ones
Roger_Irrelevant03/10/2019 22:09

Gonna say on my vintage Technics can skip if you just walk near it. [Image]


Not if you balance the arm properly, and have it situated properly.
Thanks for posting @sadbuttruee we have added this to the Highlights section
How do these compare to Technics 1200/1210s? Could you scratch and stuff in these?
If you want to scratch the cheapest non portable option is the epsilon dj 1300. If you want to start portable look for the reloop spin or pt01.
Malcolm_Moore05/10/2019 07:04

How do these compare to Technics 1200/1210s? Could you scratch and stuff …How do these compare to Technics 1200/1210s? Could you scratch and stuff in these?


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From experience ^^this^^ is a fairly accurate review. The hollow plastic chassis and lack of sound deadening on the platter make it a fairly poor experience. A good turntablist can scratch on any turntable with a Half decent torque ratio, (even belt driven turntables) because they will instinctively learn how much pressure to use when manipulating the vinyl and compensate the scratch with a little push when releasing the scratch. Adding extra tools like plastic bags under the slip mats also improves scratching performance. So in answer to your question. Yes you can scratch on these. But you will need to pay heed to the above and try to be a little gentler with your techniques because the body of the deck will pick up a lot of movement thuds and clunks through the head shell if you're heavy handed.

In my opinion. These super OEM's (including AT's) are great starter decks on which to learn technique, but experienced turntablists would likely use the more expensive Technics or Vestax options if they can afford / find them.

Edited by: "Bula_vinaka" 5th Oct
I'll sell you one in my house for £120
sadbuttruee03/10/2019 22:08

I have 2 near mint SL1210's in my home studio with a pro DJ pioneer mixer …I have 2 near mint SL1210's in my home studio with a pro DJ pioneer mixer & expensive monitors, etc, I still think this is a great deal


I have mk2s, not so mint condition. They work still, it's remarkable how they still keep going after 20 years of use. Need stripping down and rebuilding though. Audio leads replacing. Big project, but seeing the price they fetch it will be worth it.

I agree. The decks from pioneer were good. The sound was supposed to be better too. Seems like a bargain for these. Had considered buying so I can concentrate on sorting mine out.
1210s last literally decades. Mine are circa 35 years old now. They are massively over-engineered and would survive nuclear bombs, asteroid collisions, type 1a supernova and possibly even passing the event horizon of a black hole.

Put simply, buy Technics.
Good deal but I’m gonna stick with my Amstrad vertical tower system
dannyblackbeard05/10/2019 12:41

I have mk2s, not so mint condition. They work still, it's remarkable how …I have mk2s, not so mint condition. They work still, it's remarkable how they still keep going after 20 years of use. Need stripping down and rebuilding though. Audio leads replacing. Big project, but seeing the price they fetch it will be worth it. I agree. The decks from pioneer were good. The sound was supposed to be better too. Seems like a bargain for these. Had considered buying so I can concentrate on sorting mine out.


You don´t get any sound from a deck, only a cartridge and stylus gives sound.
BigDaddyDavee05/10/2019 13:03

1210s last literally decades. Mine are circa 35 years old now. They are …1210s last literally decades. Mine are circa 35 years old now. They are massively over-engineered and would survive nuclear bombs, asteroid collisions, type 1a supernova and possibly even passing the event horizon of a black hole. Put simply, buy Technics.



problem is good used ones are more than twice the price opf this and the new ones are £800-1300 depending on model
or you could get this for £239, which an audiophile expert thinks are perfectly acceptable for home hi fi use
Stormtrooper05/10/2019 14:53

Good deal but I’m gonna stick with my Amstrad vertical tower system


Time to wheel out the 70's Bush gag yet?
soldierboy00105/10/2019 18:44

You don´t get any sound from a deck, only a cartridge and stylus gives …You don´t get any sound from a deck, only a cartridge and stylus gives sound.

Oh dear. The motor and platter turn the record: that has to be at a constant speed with no fluctuations otherwise you will hear that. The arm has to be acoustically neutral, apply a precise force and track smoothly in all three dimensions. Put simply the quality of the turntable makes a huge difference to the sound.
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