Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 Direct-Drive Turntable

- Power Requirements: AC 110-120V/220-240V, 50 Hz/60Hz
- Power Consumption: 9W
- Output: RCA x 1
- Main Unit Weight: 28.88 lbs.
- Maximum Dimensions: (W x H x D) 17.83 x 6.25 x 13.89"
- Drive Method: Quartz lock serve type direct drive
- Wow and Flutter: 0.1% or less WRMS (JIS WTD)
- Motor: 3-phase brushless DC motor
- S/N Ratio: 70dB (DIN-B)
- Braking System: Electronic brake
- Turntable: Aluminum die-casting diameter: 13.07"
- Rotation Speed: 33-1/3rpm, 45rpm
- Starting Torque: 4.5kg-cm or more
- Rotation Speed Adjustment Range: +/-8%, +/-16%, +/-50%
- Start Time: 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3rpm)
- Arm Type: Universal type S-shape tone arm, gimbal-supported type bearing structure, static type balance
- Tracking Error: Within 3o
- Effective Length: 9.05"
- Arm Height Adjustment Range: 0.23"
- Overhang: 0.59"
- Stylus Pressure Variable Range: 0oz to 0.14oz (1 scale 0, 0.03oz)
- Proper Cartridge Weight: Single cartridge: 0.12oz to 0.45oz
- Included Accessories: Turntable sheet, Slip mat, Dust cover, Head shell, Balance weight, Sub weight, Shell weight, Adapter for EP record, Power cord, Audio cable, Ground wire
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 40.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 19 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PLX-1000
with Odyssey FZ1200 Case
Shipping Weight: 62.25 lbs
with Odyssey FZ1200BL Case
Shipping Weight: 59.5 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-421-1404 or 800-782-7210

Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 DJ Turntable

The Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 direct-drive analog turntable is designed for DJs who enjoy the look, feel, and performance of vinyl for music playback. The model offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct-drive mechanism, and exceptional audio playback quality. Combine the PLX-1000 with a Pioneer professional series DJM mixer for an ideal system for true vinyl enthusiasts.

User-friendly Control Layout

The PLX-1000 provides a user-friendly layout familiar to top DJs of the past and present, providing quick tempo control capability on the right side of the player, start/stop button on the left side, and a high-torque platter with a lighted speed guide.

High-Torque Direct Drive System

The direct drive mechanism of the PLX-1000 provides high-torque resulting in stable rotation and exceptional control. The turntable can achieve a starting torque of at least 4.5kg/cm and can reach its fixed rotation speed within 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 rpm).

Sound Quality Design

To create an extremely stable player and prevent vibration, Pioneer utilized a heavy-mass zinc die-cast chassis for the top section of the player, reinforced with a bottom section made of 8-mm thick resin. The base of the unit was further enforced with 9-mm thick vibration-damping material that results in extremely stable playback. The tone arm also received great attention in build quality and design to maximize performance, using rubber insulation to minimize howling effects during audio playback. The RCA jacks feature gold-plated machine-cut parts for low impedance for excellent sound quality output.

Tempo Control

The player provides a range of tempo adjustments from +/-8% and +/-16% to +/-50%, giving users a range of pitch speeds. A "RESET" button for tempo sits next to the tempo slider for instant +/-0% fixed rotation speed.

Detachable Power and Audio Cables

The PLX-1000 is built with a detachable power and audio cable connection for increased convenience, especially at times when the unit is being moved around. Users are also able to interchange cables to further customize the sound quality.


- User-friendly control layout
- High-torque direct drive system
- Designed for optimal sound quality
- Tempo control with variable width levels
- Detachable power and audio cables

Included Accessories:
- Turntable sheet
- Slip mat
- Dust cover
- Head shell
- Balance weight
- Sub weight
- Shell weight
- Adapter for EP record
- Power cord
- Audio cable
- Ground wire
- Operating instructions
(7 ratings)
Submitted April 29, 2017 by Jeff L in Huntsville, AL
"Love it. Prefer it Over my SL-1200MK5"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
First off, I'm not a DJ. Just a simple vinyl listener that has tried numerous belt drive turntables but prefer direct drive turntables. I have owned both an SL-1200MK2 and SL-1200MK5. The PLX-1000 is a steal at $699. I prefer the sound over the SL-1200's I owned. I was going to try out the new Denon Prime but got tired of waiting and the release date getting pushed back. I'm glad I went with the PLX-1000. No loose tonearm bearings as I've heard has happened to some. And no big text plastered on all sides like the new prime turntable...big turn off. The PLX is one helluva a turntable. zZounds delivered it in a rapid way! Great service!
7 of 7 people (100%) people found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
Shipping to