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Pioneer PL-990 Turntable?

Dafbach

Standard Member
I am looking to purchase a new turntable to play through my Onkyo amp and MA Radius speakers. The Pioneer PL-990 Turntable appears to have some decent reviews.

Has anyone used one? and what are their thought both positive and negative.

My budget would be in the region of £150 - £200 and if anyone can recomend a player within this range I would be grateful of their advice.

Thanks in advance

Daf
 

lindsayt

Active Member
Right make, right model number, wrong combination.

For the same or similar money I'd prefer a:

Kenwood KD-990

or a Pioneer PL71

Or some other well engineered classic direct drive turntable.
 

Dafbach

Standard Member
Hi lyndsay

Thanks for your reply, I will have a look at your options :smashin:

Can you clarify what you meant by the wrong combination. I'm wondering whether you may be refering to the amp which was initially bought for the surround sound system.

Thanks again

Daf
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
Unfortunately, you didn't identify your Onkyo amp, making it hard to answer your question. Many Onkyo's have a builtin MM phono stage, in which case you don't need to get a turntable, such as the Pioneer PL-990, also having an MM phono stage built in, and can spend the same money on getting a better turntable that doesn't duplicate the electronics you already have. OTOH, if your Onkyo does not have an MM phono stage, then the TT will need it (or you need an external MM phono amp).

Lindsay's suggestion is to get a used turntable, the idea being to get a better class of product for the same outlay. His product suggestions assume your Onkyo has a builtin MM phono stage - an assumption that needs confirmation prior to purchase.
 

Dafbach

Standard Member
Unfortunately, you didn't identify your Onkyo amp, making it hard to answer your question. Many Onkyo's have a builtin MM phono stage, in which case you don't need to get a turntable, such as the Pioneer PL-990, also having an MM phono stage built in, and can spend the same money on getting a better turntable that doesn't duplicate the electronics you already have. OTOH, if your Onkyo does not have an MM phono stage, then the TT will need it (or you need an external MM phono amp).

Lindsay's suggestion is to get a used turntable, the idea being to get a better class of product for the same outlay. His product suggestions assume your Onkyo has a builtin MM phono stage - an assumption that needs confirmation prior to purchase.
The Onkyo is the TX-SR 605...
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
The Onkyo is the TX-SR 605...
... which does not have phono connectivity. The Pioneer PL-990 will be suitable and is a reasonable choice for a new turntable with builtin MM phono stage at the price point.
 

Dafbach

Standard Member
... which does not have phono connectivity. The Pioneer PL-990 will be suitable and is a reasonable choice for a new turntable with builtin MM phono stage at the price point.
Mark

Upon looking at the rear of the amp a few days ago and reading its spec I feared that this was the case.

Back to the "drawing board".

Thank you for your views.

Daf
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
Back to the "drawing board".
I wrote: "the Pioneer PL-990 will be suitable". There was no negative!
 
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