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Vintage Pioneer PL-518 Turntable - Restored - $375 (Belfast)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Pioneer
model name / number: PL-518

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This listing is for a Vintage Pioneer PL-518 Turntable which has been fully serviced and restored. It is an audiophile-grade Manual Turntable with Direct Drive and Auto-Return that was built in December of 1977 and a copy of the Instruction Manual is included. Performance is flawless and during service this PL-518 was cleaned, lubricated and calibrated to assure continued reliability into the future.

It comes with the original Pioneer Glass-Fiber Headshell and mounted to it is a highly regarded Audio Technica AT13Ea cartridge and new ATN13Ea generic stylus with approximately five hours on it from testing at 1.50 grams of tracking force. As the tip and cantilever gradually "break in" this can likely be reduced to 1.25. For optimal sound quality and to protect your valuable vinyl, the overhang was properly set to Pioneer specs and the cartridge alignment was precisely adjusted using a turntable protractor. New feet have also been installed which greatly improves isolation, absorption and damping of vibrations.

If you are not familiar with the Pioneer PL-518's reputation, please do some research online and you'll find few if any detractors. My personal testimonial to the Pioneer PL-518 is that I have owned and enjoyed the same one for more than 41 trouble-free years.

Because you are considering a local purchase, you will be able to see, touch as well as hear this vintage turntable. It's nice to know exactly what you are buying and not pay a fortune to some shipping service for the privilege of destroying your investment in transit.

If you are reading this it is available. Initial contact by email is preferable and I will reply promptly. If you do not receive a return email, then please text or call.

$375 cash

If there is a cartridge / stylus combination which you prefer, you can have this PL-518 for $60 less without the AT13Ea.

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