Luxman PD-151 MKII


Vinyl phonograph records continuing popularity as an attractive music playback medium.

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Luxman PD-151 MKII

Luxman PD-151 MK II

Belt drive turntable

The Luxman PD-151 mkII was developed for the music listener to fully enjoy the luxurious audio experience unique to analogue, with vinyl phonograph records continuing popularity as an attractive music playback medium.

Inheriting that model’s excellence

Inheriting the PD-151A’s excellent performance and functional beauty while featuring a new, highly sensitive original specification tonearm, is their highly anticipated new model, The PD-151 MARK-II.

The Luxman PD-151 MARKII has arrived as a new benchmark for belt-drive integrated analogue players.

They deliver genuine analogue vinyl playback excellence, inviting the listener into a world different from digital audio.

A new standard in the pursuit of functional beauty.­

LUXMAN 3-step rotation speed switching with independent adjustment functions

The Luxman PD-151 MARKII supports three rotation speeds: 33 , 45 and 78 rpm.

With the whole system prepared independently for each rotation speed, it is possible to make fine and accurate adjustments while observing the rotation speed deviation indicator (LED)*

In order to accurately detect and reproduce an extremely low-level analogue audio signal and deliver the output to an amplifier without deterioration, it is necessary to thoroughly suppress unwanted vibrations.

Inside the PD-151 MARKII the drive motor and power transformer, which are often sources of such vibrations, are mounted with special damping rubber to prevent interference with high quality audio signals

The PD-151 MARKII has succeeded in achieving both rigidity and vibration damping by attaching heavy components to the underside of the 10mm thick aluminum top panel using our original damped underslung hanging method.

Luxman have adopted a framework structure that controls small vibrations within a box-shaped chassis on the underside, the crosspiece being the top panel.

New tonearm with knife edge bearing

PD-151 MK II Tonearm

The Luxman PD-151 MARKII has been newly equipped with LUXMAN’s original static balance type tone arm, the LTA-309, featuring knife edge bearing technology developed by the Japanese brand SAEC, with over 40 years of experience.

The arm base is machined aluminum, which minimises the contact area, mounted to suppress unwanted vibration while ensuring rigidity.

In addition to basic adjustment mechanisms, such as stylus pressure and anti-skating, LTA-309 also supports fine settings to optimise playback quality, such as arm height adjustment, according to the mounted cartridge.

This S-shaped tonearm employs an H4 bayonet mount headshell, allowing easy install of phono cartridges, such as the LUXMAN LMC-5

New High precision/ High torque proprietary DC motor

The purity of musical pitch depends entirely on the stability of platter rotation.

That’s why LUXMAN engineers went to extraordinary lengths.

They start with their unique sine wave/Pulse Width Modulation power supply, which provides ultra-stable direct current to their proprietary DC brushless motor.

Years in development, this low-speed high-torque motor incorporates low-acoustic noise bearings and internal construction.

The drive system monitors and maintains speed with their Proportional-Integral-Differential (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 for stable 33 , 45 and 78RPM playback speeds with +/-6% manual pitch control adjustment available

High-Mass platter and highly rigid stainless-steel spindle

LUXMAN engineers were determined to optimise the final guarantor of stable speed; the platter assembly itself.

PD-151 MARKII has a 4.0kg platter precision machined from a thick aluminum billet then diamond-cut finished to exact surfaces.

The platter acts as a flywheel, with a large moment of inertia (0.219t·cm ) to insure smooth and stable rotation.

The spindle supporting the platter is a highly rigid, 16mm diameter, hard stainless-steel shaft with bearings at the lower end.

It comfortably supports the platter weight with a bearing structure that combines a thrust bearing lubricated with PEEK* material, with excellent heat and wear resistance, and a brass radial bearing filled with organic molybdenum oil that maintains excellent lubricity under high load.

A turntable mat of special vibration-absorbing rubber material is included to support vinyl records during playback.

LUXMAN exterior design pursuing functional beauty

Luxman Audio Venue

Luxman PD-151 MARK II inherits the highly praised LUXMAN exterior design and operational layout of their previous model PD-151A.

The top panel, made from 10mm thick aluminum with its delicate hairline finish, pursues simplicity and functional beauty with a component layout narrowed down to only the three major analogue player elements; the tone arm, drive motor and platter.

The operational controls, such as power switch, motor (rotation) ON/OFF switch, rotation speed changeover switch, indicators, etc. are all integrated into PD-151 MARK II front panel.

While achieving both highly intuitive operability and visibility, the exquisite aluminum top panel combines with the matte black lower housing to create profound visual contrast.

A lightweight, original machined aluminum headshell with the LUXMAN logo and an aluminum EP adapter are included as standard.

To accept the phono cartridge output, they have adopted audio grade OFC wiring into the high quality, highly versatile DIN-RCA phono cables.

The AC inlet’s structure has been improved to support the weight of heavy power cables by reversing the mounting, suppressing any movement of the power cable while maintaining a stable grip.

Specifications Luxman PD-151 MKII

Specifications Luxman PD-151 MK II

Turntable Platter

Drive system Belt drive system

Motor Brushless DC motor with PID control

Material Machined aluminum, Surface finish: Diamond cut

Revolution 33 1/3rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm (3 speeds selectable)

Wow and flutter 0.04% or less (W.R.M.S.)

Revolution adjustment range ±6% (each rotation speed adjustable independently)

Weight 4.0kg (Platter)

Tonearm Section

Type Static balanced, S Shaped, Universal type

Bearing Concealed Knife edge

Effective Length 222.5mm

Overhang 18mm

Tracking Error angle ±3° or les

Applicable Cartridge Weight 4 to 10g (including head shell 17 to 223g)

Anti skating 0 to 4g

Main unit

Power source 230V~50Hz

Power consumption 6W

Net weight 15.8kg (main unit), 17.2kg (with dust cover)


Platter, Headshell, Rubber mat, Rubber belt, Platter mount handle (2 pieces)EP adaptor, Counterweight Arm adjustment hex wrench set (2 types). Flathead screw driver for rotation speed adjustment, phono cable. Power cable

Dimensions 465(W) × 133 (to the upper surface of the platter) (H)× 393(D) mm

Audio Venue Luxman PD-151 MK II

Additional information


With LMC-5, Without Cartridge



The history of the LUXMAN audio brand began in 1925, at the birth of radio broadcasting. LUXMAN has paid particular attention to the world of audio and has gained high reputation as a quality brand of high-end audio products both domestically and internationally. People tend to open their mind to natural things and react negatively to the unnatural. Natural sound, without coloration, develops an intimacy between the music and the listener. Naturally and purely reproduced music resonates with the listener’s imagination. LUXMAN reflects this effect in our product development. Music that features a performer's true passion and which a recording engineer has worked on precisely benefits from the fine nuances in sound which LUXMAN aims to reproduce, conveying the sprit of the artist and the enthusiasm of the performance. They strive to bring to the listener the experience of unlimited, pure music. Composers, performers and recording engineers have poured their true feelings into our favorite pieces of music. LUXMAN would be satisfied if the listener could experience those same passions through our products. LUXMAN has celebrated its 90th anniversary and hopes to discover new excitement through wonderful music and to continue to share that pleasure with everyone.


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