Luxman PD-191A

£11,000.00

LUXMAN introduces the PD-191A, a premium turntable system designed to replace the long running PD-171 series

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Luxman PD-191A

191A Audio Venue

LUXMAN introduces the PD-191A, a premium turntable system designed to replace the long running PD-171 series.

Savor the endlessly rich warmth of a piece of music and that special sense of time flowing differently when you play a cherished analogue recording.

Luxamn PD-191A is a superb player capable of delivering the excellence of vinyl recordings playback experiences.

Their newly developed, original tonearm, with extremely high initial sensitivity, uses a knife-edge vertical bearing system to realise those sensitive movements that make up the finest nuances of a musical moment.

Combining a silent and refined DC motor belt-drive system supported by a robust power supply; Luxman PD-191A offers a truly high-fidelity and emotional vinyl listening experience.

Newly developed, completely original tonearm for Luxman PD-191A

191 Tonearm

Specially developed for the PD-191A is their LTA-710 static balanced tonearm which employs knife-edge bearing technology for excellent initial movement sensitivity.

A joint development with the audio brand SAEC, who have been designing tonearms for more than 40 years, the LTA-710 brings many highly regarded technologies to the LUXMAN turntable family.

A fully-fledged original arm design that required two and half years to develop.

By setting the effective arm length to 10 inches, tracking errors are further suppressed and resistance to vinyl surface vibration effects is enhanced.

Even the gentlest of musical signals picked up by the phono cartridge from the grooves on the record are reproduced faithfully.

In addition, the LTA-710 supports detailed settings such as stylus pressure, anti-skating, height adjustment according to the cartridge to be installed, etc.

Which is possible only because the tone arm is assembled with high mechanical precision to thoroughly maintain playback fidelity.

*The SAEC brand is owned by Saec Commerce Co., Ltd.

Brushless DC motor and high-capacity power supply

Brushless

The drive motor is one fundamental component of a belt-drive analog player where powerful and stable platter rotation is of paramount importance.

The Luxman PD-191A features an original, high-precision, high-torque, brushless DC motor supported by a float-mounted, highly stable and fully regulated large-capacity power transformer that has been upgraded to higher specifications for today’s favored high-mass platters.

Their sine wave PWM/PID rotation speed control* programming achieves constant and accurate rotation control under various demands and a high-performance reference clock for speed correction, using a MEMS oscillator with excellent temperature characteristics, is deployed.

As a result, precise speeds and quiet platter drive are assured.

A heavyweight, high-mass platter with a huge moment of inertia

High Mass Platter

The platter chosen for the PD-191A is a 35mm-thick, 5.2kg heavyweight disk, machined from a single, extremely thick aluminum billet, precisely diamond cut and finished to exact surfaces which beautifully reflect light.

The platter acts as a flywheel with a huge moment of inertia of 0.7t·cm2 , delivering smooth and confident rotation.

The spindle supporting the platter boasts high-rigidity specifications with its high-tensile strength stainless steel shaft (diameter 16mm) and a customized bearing support system.

This structure combines a PEEK* thrust bearing, with its excellent heat resistance and wear resilience to a matched brass radial bearing filled with organic molybdenum oil that maintains stable lubrication even under high loads while firmly supporting the platter.

The motor’s energy is transferred to the platter via an EPDM* drive belt that is resistant to aging and accurately supports the high-torque brushless DC motor output without loss.

Elegant, timeless LUXMAN industrial design,featuring a wood front-panel and low center-of-gravity chassis

Wood front

Their selection and finishing of the external and structural materials that make up the finished product are highly important to them as they feel that the listener’s operation of an analogue player should be a tactile and visually satisfying experience.

A feast for the eyes, the Luxman PD-191A is elegant and sophisticated, with a rosewood-stained, solid natural wood front panel with a beautiful glossy finish, contrasting with the finely hairline-treated aluminum top panel.

In addition, by offsetting the mounting of the motor inside the lower chassis, they realised a stylish, low center of gravity form with a total height 12mm lower than the earlier PD-171A.

In addition, by focusing on the operational systems, such as power supply, turntable start/stop, rotation speed switching and adjustment on the top panel, they have pursued utilitarian and functional beauty.

Multiple integrated vibration damping structures – Luxman PD191A

Luxman Damping

The underslung suspension structure, in which the main components are attached to a 15mm thick aluminum plate, has succeeded in achieving both high rigidity and damping performance.

Also, by mounting the motor drive system and power transformer on an extra thick bottom plate, insulated with damping rubber, delicate signal pickup is protected from external vibrations, greatly improving the mechanical S/N ratio (rumble) and feedback resistance.

Three selectable rotation speeds with pitch control and stroboscope indicator

Three speed

The Luxman PD-191A supports 3 rotation speeds, 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM.

To visualise the rotation speed, they have adopted a reflected LED stroboscope, which was well received with the earlier PD-171 series.

The new strobe reflecting strip pattern has enhanced visibility and, by utilising a dedicated control for each individual rotation speed, more reliable and precise rotation speed adjustments are possible.

Original anti-vibration design

Ant-vibration

In order to maintain horizontal alignment, the Luxman PD-191A incorporates special damping rubber with excellent temperature characteristics and resistance to long-term deterioration into their originally designed, large-diameter insulator legs that can each be level adjusted up to 5mm in height to prevent the transmission of feedback and external vibrations.

Headshell and phono cable

Luxman Headshell

Their original lightweight aluminum headshell bearing the LUXMAN logo has unique specifications and features D.U.C.C. conductors for the lead wires.

An aluminum EP adapter and a standard 5Pin (DIN type) to RCA phono cable using audio grade OFC wire are also included.

Aftermarket cable replacement upgrades are possible.

AC inlet and power cable

The AC inlet is gold-plated to reduce contact resistance and the entire terminal has been improved and reverse mounted in order to support a heavyweight AC cable.

Abundant options for tonearm mounting

Armboard

By making the arm base independent, it is easy to install various tonearms (9 to 10 inches) from different manufacturers (separately sold tone arm bases are common for the PD-171A/AL).

At the rear of the main unit, an external arm base that supports a 12-inch tonearm (initially designed for the SME 3012) is also available (sold separately) to expand your enjoyment of vinyl record playback.

Specifications Luxman PD – 191A

Specifications Luxman PD – 191A
●Turntable drive section
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)
Revolution adjustment range ±6% (each rotation speed adjustable independently)
Wow and flutter 0.04% or less (W.R.M.S.)
Weight 5.2kg (Platter)
●Tonearm section
Type Static balanced, S shaped, universal type
Bearing Concealed vertical knife edge
Effective length 256mm
Overhang 16mm
Tracking error angle +1.07° to -1.52°
Applicable cartridge weight 4 to 11g (including headshell 17 to 24g)
Adjustable height range 22mm
Anti-skating 0 to 4g
●Main unit
Power source 230V~50Hz
Power consumption 5W
Dimensions 491(W) × 128(to the upper surface of the platter) (H)× 399(D) mm
Net weight 24.8kg (main unit), 26.4kg (with dust cover)
Accessories Platter, Headshell (D.U.C.C lead wire included) Rubber mat, Rubber belt, Platter mount handle (2 pieces), EP adaptor, Counterweight, Anti-skating weight, Arm adjustment hex wrench set (2 types), Flathead screwdriver for rotation speed adjustment Arm base removal hex wrench, Phono cable (DIN→ RCA : already installed in the unit), Power cable

*D.U.C.C. is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd.

Luxman PD-191A

Brand

Luxman

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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