The new Luxman PD-151 MKII was developed for the music listener to fully enjoy the luxurious audio experience unique to analog, with vinyl phonograph records continuing popularity as an attractive music playback medium. Inheriting that model’s excellent performance and functional beauty while featuring a new, highly sensitive original specification tonearm, is our highly anticipated new model. The PD-151 MARKII has arrived as a new benchmark for belt-drive integrated analog players. We deliver genuine analog vinyl playback excellence, inviting the listener into a world different from digital audio.
The PD-151 MARK II has been newly equipped with LUXMAN’s original static balance type tone arm, the LTA-309, featuring knife edge bearing technology developed by the Japanese brand SAEC, with over 40 years of experience. The arm base is machined aluminum, which minimizes the contact area, mounted to suppress unwanted vibration while ensuring rigidity. In addition to basic adjustment mechanisms, such as stylus pressure and anti-skating, LTA-309 also supports fine settings to optimize playback quality, such as arm height adjustment, according to the mounted cartridge. This S-shaped tonearm employs an H4 bayonet mount headshell, allowing easy install of phono cartridges, such as the LUXMAN LMC-5.
Included is our unique sine wave/Pulse Width Modulation power supply, which provides ultra-stable direct current to our proprietary DC brushless motor. Years in development, this low-speed high-torque motor incorporates low-acoustic noise bearings and internal construction. The drive system monitors and maintains speed with our Proportional-Integral-Differential (PID) feedback control loop. Proportional means quick achievement of target speed. Integral means fast correction of minor errors. And differential means control over rapid fluctuations. For added precision, the motor drives the outside flange of the platter through an uncommonly wide belt for stabile 33 , 45 and 78RPM playback speeds with +/-6% manual pitch control adjustment available.
In order to accurately detect and reproduce an extremely low-level analog audio signal and deliver the output to an amplifier without deterioration, it is necessary to thoroughly suppress unwanted vibrations. Inside the PD-151 MARK II the drive motor and power transformer, which are often sources of such vibrations, are mounted with special damping rubber to prevent interference with high quality audio signals.
Perfect Match With The Luxman LMC-5 Cartridge.
Additional Armbands Available For $695. Please Indicate In The Check Out Notes The AB# Required. Please See The Photo As Well.
- OPPD-AB1: For SME 3009R/3010R and other 9/10" tonearms
- OPPD-AB2: For FR 64/64S/64FX, IKEDA IT-345
- OPPD-AB3: For SAEC WE-308
- OPPD-AB4: For SAEC WE-407/23
- OPPD-AB5: For Ortofon 212S/212D
- OPPD-AB6: DIY blank/universal tonearm board
||Belt drive system
||Brushless DC motor with PID control
||Machined aluminum, Surface finish: Diamond cut
||33 1/3rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm (3 speeds selectable)
|Revolution adjustment range
||±6% (each rotation speed adjustable independently)
|Wow and flutter
||0.04% or less (W.R.M.S.)
|Tone arm section
||Static balanced, S shaped, universal type
||Concealed knife edge
|Tracking error angle
||±3° or less
|Applicable cartridge weight
||4 to 10g (including headshell 17 to 23g)
|Adjustable height range
||0 to 4g
Power source: 115V～60Hz
Power consumption 6W
Dimensions465(W) × 133(to the upper surface of the platter) (H)× 393(D) mm
Net weight15.8kg (main unit), 17.2kg (with dust cover)
Platter, Headshell, Rubber mat Rubber belt,
Platter mount handle (2 pieces) EP adaptor, Counterweight
Arm adjustment hex wrench set (2 types)
Flathead screwdriver for rotation speed adjustment
phono cable (DIN→RCA : already installed in the unit), Power cable