My First TT - Pioneer PL-12D MK II

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by coletrain, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. coletrain

    coletrain Active Member

    Messages:
    116
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    My First TT - Pioneer PL-12D MK II -HELP WITH HUMMING

    EDIT: Haveing trouble with humming sound. Please see page 3.

    We'll I jumped in to the foray with my first TT. I thought I'd show it off...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    I am gonna get it cleaned up and have to install a new belt. Cant wait! :music: What do you think?
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

    I think that looks like a brand spankin" new one! Whatta score!
    My very first table was a 12D. They punched way above their weight class and were extreme over-acheivers too!
    The mistake I made was getting rid of mine for a Technics SL1900. I should have kept the Pioneer.
     
  3. coletrain

    coletrain Active Member

    Messages:
    116
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA

    Thanks! I think so too! I got it from the original owner. He was very careful with it for 30 plus years and was happy to see it going to a good home. :thmbsp:
     
  4. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

    Messages:
    20,906
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    Congratulations, the turntable is in excellent condition!:thmbsp:

    Original headshell too!!!

    What is the cartridge on it?:scratch2:
     
  5. Tucker99

    Tucker99 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,394
    Location:
    West Side, Vancouver, Canada
    I think the 12D belt is the 23.6" flat belt ...same as the 112D etc series, of which I have the 115D and the 117D.

    If someone can confirm the belt size as 23.6" flat, I'm pretty sure that I have a new one on hand that I can flip in the post to you. Once we get some size confirmation you can just PM me with you full name and postal coordinates.

    Enjoy.
     
  6. coletrain

    coletrain Active Member

    Messages:
    116
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA

    [​IMG]



    The cart says "SHURE HI TRACK" I dont know anything about it. Do you?
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  7. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

    Messages:
    20,906
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  8. melofelo

    melofelo Addicted Member

    Messages:
    6,053
    Location:
    london, uk
    the pioneer pl12d is a great way to get into vinyl :thmbsp:it also happens to mate nicely with an audio technica at95e as well as the shures...
     
  9. Amcrebelfan

    Amcrebelfan AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,328
    Location:
    Loves Park, IL
    You are correct sir, just put a new one on my table that is that model. :thmbsp:
     
  10. Feek

    Feek Active Member

    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Nice! This was my 1st TT too! The thing is a tank and yours looks brand new, congrats.
     
  11. patfont

    patfont AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,870
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Great table, and I love the built in overhang checker. That is indeed a Shure M91ED a very smooth sounding cartridge. I have a PL-10 that is pretty much identical. I added bracing, damping material and rewired, it has now beat out my beloved AR.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  12. haffy111

    haffy111 Active Member

    Messages:
    344
    Location:
    Maine, USA
    AWESOME!!

    My current and first turntable is your exact same table, a PL-12D. Got it a year ago. Mine is in perfect condition (like new) and came with a micro acoustics 530 mp cartridge. It was $50.

    we are TT bros apparently
     
  13. nickrobotron

    nickrobotron una bella tazza di caffe Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,642
    Location:
    Kansas City
    I use that exact table and cartridge. Sounds great to me!
     
  14. haffy111

    haffy111 Active Member

    Messages:
    344
    Location:
    Maine, USA
    how do you know it needs a new belt? i am simply asking and hope to learn something......
     
  15. boreas

    boreas "If it sounds good, it IS good." E.K.E.

    Messages:
    15,697
    Location:
    Sonoma County, CA
    Looks like the cartridge is mounted via a metal clip, making it an M91E (??) Also, the stylus carrier looks like it may be dark green. If it is you have an N91-3 stylus for 78 RPM records only. If I'm mistaken and the stylus is black you've got an N91E elliptical for 33 & 45 RPM records.

    The PL-12D is a great table and yours looks like a terrific example. As has been said, they're real over-achievers and sound far better than they have a right to. Congratulations!

    John
     
  16. bhundu

    bhundu Addicted Member

    Messages:
    5,951
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Had to share my PL-12R. I've been using it with a Denon DL-160 as my second table up until a few weeks ago. It sounded every bit as good as my Thorens tables.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  17. nickrobotron

    nickrobotron una bella tazza di caffe Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,642
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Do you have any pictures? I'd love to see a thread about modding these tables. I think my 12D is here to stay, so I wouldn't mind doing a few reasonable mods if it truly helps.
     
  18. jleon92f

    jleon92f Addicted Member

    Messages:
    9,540
    Location:
    Mesa,AZ
    Welcome to AK and the wonderful world of Vinyl. Very Nice! TT, looks new! Enjoy your records and music..:banana:

    Thanks,
    John.:music::D
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
  19. coletrain

    coletrain Active Member

    Messages:
    116
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA

    I know it needs a new belt because the old belt was handed to me in peices in a ziploc bag! :D The origial owner showed me where it goes under the platter.

    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. I just bought a "rare" canadian press of Dire Straights.... It has Sultans of Swing Live in London 1984. Dying to hear it!!!
     
  20. coletrain

    coletrain Active Member

    Messages:
    116
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA

    Hey Brother! I paid $45 sans belt.. :D
     

Share This Page