Luxman PD-191A Turntable at AXPONA | Announcements

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You can tell that AXPONA 2023 is near thanks to all these genuinely exciting announcements over product debuts, but every time we see something new from Luxman, we at PTA listen up. This is usually the part where we lament the paucity of review samples from this legendary Japanese manufacturer–they sell everything that they make these days, but this announcement of the debut of the new flagship Luxman PD-191A turntable, and boy oh boy do we want to check it out.

Here are some details about the Luxman PD-191A from the press release from Luxman America.

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New Luxman flagship analog turntable: PD-191A

The Luxman PD-191A incorporates an all-new tonearm, drive system, record mat, and PWM/PID rotation speed controller. Other key features include Luxman’s underslung chassis design with 15 mm aluminum top plate and a massive, 5.2 kg aluminum platter. The PD-191A received its Japan-market debut in September and is now available for pre-order in North America at a suggested retail price of $12,495.

New LTA-710 Tonearm

A completely new tonearm features a vertical knife-edge bearing that delivers excellent initial sensitivity. An effective length of 10 inches (256 mm) not only minimizes tracking error, but also improves damping against surface vibration. Tracking error is held to +1.07° to -1.52°. In addition, this static balance arm features adjustable anti-skating and up to 22 mm of height adjustment allowing for a wide range of phono cartridges to be utilized. The supplied Luxman universal headshell features D.U.C.C. (Dia Ultra Crystallized Copper) wiring, with long copper grains for superb conductivity.

Additional accessory bases for third-party 9 to 10-inch tonearms and an external second tonearm base for long 12-inch arms, starting with the classic SME-3012, will also be available.

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Additional Styling and Features

  • The aluminum platter is with a contrasting rosewood-finished base. The plinth also features a strobe window.
  • Speed adjustments for 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm.
  • Note that the gold-plated AC power input is turned 180° to better support extra-heavy cables.
  • An optional acrylic dust cover is 4 mm thick and incorporates spring and cam support hinges.

Further Information

Information is still coming out, but when we find one in the wild, you can expect more info on the Luxman PD-191A. In the meantime, do check out the Luxman website.

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