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Luxman PD-151 Turntable | Audio Emotion

Luxman PD-151 Turntable | Audio Emotion
Luxman PD-151 Turntable | Audio Emotion
Luxman PD-151 Turntable | Audio Emotion
Luxman PD-151 Turntable | Audio Emotion

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...it's every bit as luxurious to use as its name suggests. The PD-151's sonic character is similar to its build - solid, but silky...sounds smooth yet open, with impressively low surface noise.

The guitar work also deliciously sweet, again with excellent tone...you're able to enjoy the lilting rhythms in an unshowy way.

...really fulfilling to listen to...lovely timbre of the Hammond organ and acoustic bass...an awful lot to like here.

A lovely turntable package.

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- Hi-Fi Choice - 5 Stars
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Lux products are beautifully made and finished.

The PD-151 not only has rigid timing but is pact and clean, with no time domain blur or overhang. The sonic picture came into full...I played it on a quiet Sunday when there was no one else in the building and found myself turning the volume right up, the sound was so clean and confidently composed.

The Luxman was so powerful, clean and pacy.

Massive main bearing... Massive platter... Heavy, rigid base plate supporting that bearing and platter - tick. Good arm able to convey the dynamics that spring from such a heavy built assembly. There was a sense of almost eerie power... Also, the PD-151 was quiet. Setting the arm down there was little vinyl noise and between tracks, it was seemingly silent even with volume right up.

Delivered great bass... extra space around images...

So, think dynamically powerful and fast-paced, clean and punchy... better lower midrange image placement and stability.

Strongly paced and with vivid dynamics. It has dramatic sound... you don't get anything other than solid engineering but it works supremely well to deliver a great sound.

OUTSTANDING - amongst the best.

VERDICT - Sound with an iron first - from a solidly built and beautifully finished turntable.

pacy, powerful sound, solid build, smooth finish.

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- Hi-Fi World - 5 Stars
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Sublime !

One word sublime. The PD151 is fantastic. The best turntable I've ever had in my system. The noise floor is so low and the detail superb

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- Ian Ringstead - 5 Stars
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My goodness! Does this baby sing!

... makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Lush acoustic instruments and a voice rich with character. Delivered so much of the ambience... The sound sparkled and all textures and nuances were present and correct. A word that you rarely hear in high-end audio is 'fun'. But that's exactly what the PD-151 offers - and so easy to recommend.

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- Hi-Fi News - 5 Stars
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    PD-151. Preserving the fragile beauty of analog music reproduction.

    Audiophiles love the warmth, organic texture and uncanny beauty of analog music reproduction. But that beauty is notoriously fragile. Even slight variations in platter speed can blur the musical pitch, placing the sound behind an unnatural veil. And when music lovers turn up the volume, the phono cartridge can pick up even subtle chassis vibration and resonance – distortions the cartridge cannot distinguish from the desired tracking of the record groove. At LUXMAN, Luxman understand. And Luxman built that understanding into the PD-151 analog player, a more accessible alternative to Luxman's highly regarded PD-171A / AL. From the 10 mm thick aluminium top plate to the high-torque motor, the ultra-wide drive belt and the 4.0 kg platter, every aspect of the PD-151 pursues just one purpose. To do full justice to the ineffable beauty of analog sound.

    Features

    Proprietary high-torque brushless DC motor
    The purity of musical pitch depends entirely on the stability of platter rotation. That’s why LUXMAN engineers went to extraordinary lengths. Luxman start with Luxman's unique sine wave/Pulse Width Modulation power supply, which provides ultra-stable direct current to Luxman's proprietary DC brushless motor. The result of years of development, this high-torque motor incorporates low-noise acoustic bearings and an optimised number of coil turns. The drive system monitors and maintains speed with Luxman's Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) feedback control loop. Proportional means quick achievement of target speed. Integral means fast correction of minor errors. And differential means control over rapid fluctuations. For added precision, the motor drives the outside flange of the platter through an uncommonly wide belt.

    Single point cross tonearm
    The tonearm incorporates the classic single point cross suspension bearing for ultra-smooth motion. Static balance accommodates different cartridge-headshell combinations. Note : the cartridge is not included.

    Underslung chassis fights vibration
    LUXMAN engineered an underslung, suspended structure with components mounted under the 10 mm thick aluminium upper chassis. This achieves high rigidity while suppressing vibration.

    Transformer and motorisolation damping
    LUXMAN understands that even the player’s internal components can cause distortion-inducing vibration. That’s why the PD-151 isolates the chassis from the motor and power transformer with advanced rubber damping mounts. Sight unseen, these mounts help enable music reproduction of the highest order.

    Separate 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm pitch adjustments
    You can fine-tune the musical pitch of play-back with separate front panel adjustments for 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm. An LED indicator flashes green when the pitch is flat, flashes blue when it’s sharp, and lights solid green when the PD-151 is precisely on-pitch.

    4.0 kg machined aluminium platter and stainless steel spindle
    After going to extremes on the power supply, drive motor and belt, LUXMAN engineers were determined to optimize the last guarantor of stable speed: the platter itself. The 4.0 kg platter acts as a flywheel with extremely high moment of inertia, 21.9N-cm2, to suppress even minuscule speed variations. A platter this heavy requires bearings capable of sustaining extremely high pressure. LUXMAN engineers specified polyether ether ketone (PEEK) thrust bearings and a brass radial bearing filled with organic molybdenum oil for effortlessly smooth rotation and long life. These exhaustive measures require time, attention and cost. But they pay off in exceptionally stable platter rotation. Conservatively rated, wow & flutter is less than 0.04%, weighted RMS. In this way, the PD-151 delivers music with uncommon clarity, faithfully reproducing the original.

    10mm thick aluminium top plate
    Luxman's latest design, mounting the three major elements of a turntable - tone arm, motor and platter, onto a hair-line finished 10mm thick top panel, aims to achieve beauty, simplicity and functionality. The matt black lower chassis creates a bold, yet sensitive contrast.

    Heavy-duty insulator feet
    A player this massive requires specially engineered feet. Luxman created large insulators from rubber carefully selected for superb damping across all operating temperatures. Each insulator offers 8 mm of independent height adjustment.

    Headshell
    Luxman make the supplied headshell from magnesium alloy for reduced weight and high strength.

    Phono cable
    As you would expect, the supplied DIN-RCA output cable uses audiophile grade Oxygen Free Copper.

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