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Old 03-13-2005, 05:32 PM
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Pioneer PL-3F?

I wonder if someone has any info about this TT?
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:03 AM
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I wonder if someone has any info about this TT?
Did you ever find anything out about this one?
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:30 AM
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Did you ever find anything out about this one?
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There is a little info in the database. Appears made from 1985-89 and Direct Drive and retailed for 300.00. Do you have a picture?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:36 PM
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There is a little info in the database. Appears made from 1985-89 and Direct Drive and retailed for 300.00. Do you have a picture?
Thanks for the info. I saw one on CL for sale. It looks pretty nice, but the guy wants too much for it. Here is the pic he posted.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:38 AM
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That looks like a nice table. Weird that there is so little info on it but I guess it came out towards the end of the vinyl dominance and the start of the CD rein.
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I own one. In combination with an Ortofon 320 cartridge and nude fine line needle it plays very smooth on my SA-8800 and Tannoy speakers.

Technically it seems to share a lot of components with the PL-707 which was introduced in 1982. In 1985 the PL-3F is positioned as PL-707's successor being sold at the same price of $300,-. It was sold untill 1989. The specs are also quite similar. It was Pioneer's TOTL during that 4-year period.

I think the reason for this turntable to be so "unknown" is as Kermit says: It was the end of the vinyl era. And the looks are not as good as the PL-707's. (why did they replace that player with the lovely wood veneer (or vinyl) and alu front). As an owner I can say that the control area at the front of the turntable are a bit plastic compared to the metal (alumimium perhaps?) controls surface on the PL-707.

Nevertheless, I love this turntable: very smooth operation and never failed me so far. And it isn't anywhere near "ugly"...
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