PL-500 turntable gifted to me

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by cuda440, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. cuda440

    cuda440 New Member

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    A friend gave me a PL-500, but I don't know anything about it, nor have I even tried it out. Not much here on AK for that specific model, but others in the 5XX series get some chatter.

    Needs cleaning after many years of non-use, but looks complete. The cover is scratched up, but not cracked that I can see.

    What should I know about this model what maintenance should I expect to do to have it perform at it's best?

    Thanks,
    Mike.
     
  2. larryderouin

    larryderouin Do I get Food, Med's, or more gear this Month? Subscriber

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    Get the owners and Service manuals. https://www.vinylengine.com/library/pioneer/pl-500.shtml . You have to do a free registration. Read the manuals, and get familiar with them and the unit. clean it, lube per the manual, and enjoy it. It's a pretty good Automatic table. Determine what cartridge is on it and get a new stylus(needle) for it.
     

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