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Pioneer PL-1400/PL-1400C PL-1400: 67,000yen(1974 release)
PL-1400C:58,500yenn(1974 release)

A DC servo DD motor and the record player using a high-sensitivity S character type pipe arm.
There were two kinds, PL-1400 the cartridge was attached to, and PL-1400C to which a cartridge is not attached.

The actuator has adopted the direct-drive scheme and is driving the high heavy weight class turntable of a flywheel effect using a super-low-speed brushless DC servo motor on the motor.

The pure electronic formula control circuit which consisted of a transistor and diode is adopted as a control circuit.
The automatic control (servo) of the rotational frequency which this set up once was carried out, and the fixed rotation has been obtained regardless of the variation of an off-site temperature or supply voltage.
It is 33, looking at the stroboscope minced by the turntable for the change of a velocity with the pure electronic formula which can be held by the constant change of an electronic circuitry. 1 / 3 or 45rpm all can perform a velocity fine tune independently in ±2% of within the limits. Moreover, since AC power supply is changed into a direct current by a voltage stabilizer and the motor is driven, there is no time and effort of exchanging pulleys for every line frequency.

S character type tone arm of a new-installation meter is adopted as a tone arm.
The cartridge to Self-weights 4g-32g is attached without a sub wait, and the difference signal component of a very light stylus-force performance or a discrete 4ch scheme which is 0.5g can also be traced.

Moreover, a head shell gives a rubber cushion specially and is reducing a vibration and modulation distortion with the lightweight type.

The cabinet is the vibration proof strengthening cabinet made into the double structure combining the metal base and native wood. This reduces an extraneous vibration and the oscillation from a floor, and the howling is suppressed.
Moreover, the large-sized insulator which can adjust the degree of level of the main unit of a player is adopted.

PC-330E which is man-month type cartridge is attached to PL-1400.
A 0.2x0.7mil ellipse type electric-contact-point diamond stylus is adopted as the needle point, and the tone-quality modification is aimed at by the weight saving (effective mass of 0.55mg) of this and vibration system.
Moreover, a perpendicularity and a horizontal can also trace the perpendicular swing of a matrix 4ch record by equal compliance.

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Rating of a mode
Form Record player
Motor Brushless DC servo motor
Drive system Direct-drive
Turntable The product made from diameter aluminum alloy die-casting of 31cm
Rotational frequency 33 1 / 3 or 45rpm (a fine tune is possible)
Rotational frequency switching Electronic formula
Rotational frequency fine-tune span ±2% (each rotational frequency)
Rotation unevenness 0.05% or less (WRMS)
S/N 60dB or more
Tone arm synopsis Static balance S character type (plug-in type shell)
Arm effective length 224mm
Overhang 14.5mm
Mounting cartridge self-weight span A minimum of 4g - a maximum of 32g
An attached cartridge man-month type (PC-330E)
Needle point 0.2x0.7mil ellipse type electric-contact-point diamond stylus (PN-330E)
Effective mass 0.55mg
Output voltage 2.5mV (1kHz, 50 mm/s)
Frequency characteristic 10Hz - 30kHz
Stylus force 1.0g-2.0g (proper 1.5g)
Self-weight 5.1g
An attached organization Anti skating organization
Independent type oil dumping arm elevation
Stylus-force Direct-reading counter wait
Lateral balance (centroid good transformation)
Arm level degree adjustment mechanism
Stroboscope illumination
The semiconductor used Transistor: 12 pieces
Diode: 20 pieces
Supply voltage AC100V, 50Hz/60Hz
Power consumption 5.2W (maxima)
Dimensions Width 480x height 175x depth of 415mm
Weight 11.0kg