Acoustic Sounds
By: Michael Fremer

October 5th, 2022


Industry News

Luxman America Introduces the PD-151 MkII Turntable

replaces 151A and includes new LTA-309 knife-edge bearing tonearm

Though it was shown at last Spring's Chicago AXPONA show and has been available overseas for awhile, Luxman America last month began distribution of its now PD-151 MKII turntable, which replaces the well-regarded 151A. The new model features a new, original LTA-309 tonearm featuring a knife-edge bearing originally developed by the classic Japanese brand SAEC. The new static-balanced arm features a machined aluminum arm base and VTA/SRA adjustability.

The 3 speed turntable features a low speed, high-torque DC motor built on a high-precision cast alloy chassis, a 9 pound platter, rigid 16mm stainless steel shaft, brass radial bearing filled with organic molybdenum oil and many other unique mechanical attributes. Luxman's sine-wave/PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) power supply produces ultra-stable direct current to drive the DC motor. Price is $6,490, including an optional dustcover.