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Without doubt the UK's most popular record deck, dating back to the 1970s, the PL12D, its successor - the PL112D and sister PL15D, represented excellent value for money. Pioneer's simple design and mass production made good reproduction fidelity achievable on a modest budget.

Choice of two speeds: 33 or 45 rpm
Manual action S shaped tone-arm
Detachable perspex lid
Standard screw-on headshell
Anti-vibration sprung floating chassis
Built-in cartridge overhang checker
Usable cartridge weight: 4 - 10g
Power requirements: 110-130V / 220-240V
                               AC (60Hz / 50Hz)
Power consumption: 10W (max.)
Dimensions: 430 (w) x 160 (h) x 349mm (d)
Weight: 7.5kg (16 lb 8 oz)

Pioneer belt drive hi-fi turntable

Pioneer PL12D belt drive hi-fi turntable

The PL12D was typically sold with a Shure M75ED or Ortofon FF15 or Audio-Technica cartridge, although any standard 1/2" bolt-on cartridge will work on the PL12D. Compatible replacement styli are available for most cartridges.      

Turntable replacement neoprene rubber belt

How to replace a drive belt

Replacement drive belts (BELT3315) available for 8.50 + 1.50 (UK p&p) = 10.00

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Buy with confidence.  Unsolicited Customer Quotes:

"Excellent quick service and help getting a belt that worked on my deck. Thanks to you my old Pioneer deck lives to play again." RW Sussex (10/12/2013)

"Found your excellent website whilst searching for a turntable drive belt for my Pioneer system. Unlike most on-line sales places your way of explaining about belt sizes and how to measure the turntable seems very logical and fool-proof". (09/03/2010)

"To Sales at GB.Audio, Many Thanks for your quick and prompt service the drive belt for my pioneer PL112D turntable fits perfectly so no I can now proceed to transfer all my vinyl collection to Cd. I was most impressed how fast the delivery arrived it was less than 24Hrs. Once again many thanks for the excellent service". Regards, John, UK (06/02/2009)

"Hi, I ordered 2 drive belts for a Pioneer PL12D deck from you at about 5.00 pm yesterday (Wednesday) evening by phone. I've arrived home this evening to find them delivered among my post today. I know it's not a large item but that is amazing service - if only other suppliers could be as efficient as you. Many thanks and well done." Bernie (07/06/2007)

Useful vinyl and hi-fi accessories:
Turntable replacement neoprene rubber belt other turntable drive belts
Audio-Technica AT95E phono cartridge  Audio-Technica cartridges and styli
HS4ULM phono cartridge headshell for standard Japanese turntable tonearms Headshells
Custom audiophile headshell - cartridge leads Cartridge link leads
BT-26 RIAA phono pre-amp Phono pre-amps to connect your turntable to an amp or PC with a line input
AC-1 USB audio capture device. Analogue to digital converter with built in RIAA phono pre-amp USB converters to digitise your vinyl via your PC or laptop.
Filters, recording and other Hi-Fi accessories
Dr Know's Audio Clinic Dr Know's helpful advice for diagnosing and servicing your turntable and cartridge.

How to replace a drive belt on a belt drive turntable.

How to change your drive belt VIDEO HELP. See how quick and easy it is to change your drive belt in Bobby Crabtree's helpful video:
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High grade custom lead making facility
Our cable-making service can build bespoke, specialist audio leads to your specification.

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