Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011 • Hot Product

The Luxman PD-171 is a thoroughly modern turntable that just happens to resemble one of any number of Japanese-made direct-drive turntables from the days of yore. It's a belt-drive design, however, that uses a robust power supply identical to one used for a Luxman amp. It features an LED lamp -- it's the long post on the left -- and a strobe mechanism that's novel, as it's machined into the underside of the platter. The PD-171 weighs 50 pounds -- much more than so many Yamaha or Kenwood lookalikes -- and costs $6400, tonearm included.

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