The new Luxman PD-191A turntable is a superb player capable of delivering the excellence of vinyl recordings playback experiences. Our newly developed, original tonearm, with extremely high initial sensitivity, uses a knife-edge vertical bearing system to realize those sensitive movements that make up the finest nuances of a musical moment. Combining a silent and refined DC motor belt-drive system supported by a robust power supply; PD-191A offers a truly high-fidelity and emotional vinyl listening experience.
Specially developed for the PD-191A is our LTA-710 static balanced tonearm which employs knife-edge bearing technology for excellent initial movement sensitivity. A joint development with the audio brand SAEC, who have been designing tonearms for more than 40 years, the LTA-710 brings many highly regarded technologies to the LUXMAN turntable family. A fully-fledged original arm design that required two and half years to develop. By setting the effective arm length to 10 inches, tracking errors are further suppressed and resistance to vinyl surface vibration effects is enhanced. Even the gentlest of musical signals picked up by the phono cartridge from the grooves on the record are reproduced faithfully. In addition, the LTA-710 supports detailed settings such as stylus pressure, anti-skating, height adjustment according to the cartridge to be installed, etc., which is possible only because the tone arm is assembled with high mechanical precision to thoroughly maintain playback fidelity.
The drive motor is one fundamental component of a belt-drive analog player where powerful and stable platter rotation is of paramount importance. The PD-191A features an original, high-precision, high-torque, brushless DC motor supported by a float-mounted, highly stable and fully regulated large-capacity power transformer that has been upgraded to higher specifications for today’s favored high-mass platters. Our sine wave PWM/PID rotation speed control* programming achieves constant and accurate rotation control under various demands and a high-performance reference clock for speed correction, using a MEMS oscillator with excellent temperature characteristics, is deployed. As a result, precise speeds and quiet platter drive are assured.
The platter chosen for the PD-191A is a 35mm-thick, 5.2kg heavyweight disk, machined from a single, extremely thick aluminum billet, precisely diamond cut and finished to exact surfaces which beautifully reflect light. The platter acts as a flywheel with a huge moment of inertia of 0.7t·cm2 , delivering smooth and confident rotation. The spindle supporting the platter boasts high-rigidity specifications with its high-tensile strength stainless steel shaft (diameter 16mm) and a customized bearing support system. This structure combines a PEEK* thrust bearing, with its excellent heat resistance and wear resilience to a matched brass radial bearing filled with organic molybdenum oil that maintains stable lubrication even under high loads while firmly supporting the platter. The motor’s energy is transferred to the platter via an EPDM* drive belt that is resistant to aging and accurately supports the high-torque brushless DC motor output without loss.
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
|●Turntable drive section
||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.)
||Static balanced, S shaped, universal type
||Concealed vertical knife edge
|Tracking error angle
||+1.07° to -1.52°
|Applicable cartridge weight
||4 to 11g (including headshell 17 to 24g)
|Adjustable height range
||0 to 4g
||230V～50Hz / 115V～60Hz
||491(W) × 128(to the upper surface of the platter) (H)× 399(D) mm
||24.8kg (main unit), 26.4kg (with dust cover)
||Platter, Headshell (D.U.C.C lead wire included) Rubber mat, Rubber belt, Platter mount handle (2 pieces), EP adaptor, Counterweight, Anti-skating weight, Arm adjustment hex wrench set (2 types), Flathead screwdriver for rotation speed adjustment Arm base removal hex wrench, Phono cable (DIN→ RCA : already installed in the unit), Power cable