20 Most Recent Pioneer PL-990 Turntable Questions & Answers

When the turntable plays, do you get a howling bass heavy sound? Have you tried turning down the volume and bass? If that corrects the problem, you have what's known as Acoustic Feedback. Check to make sure the tonearm is properly set up first. If it is, please visit my website at Audioserviceclinic.com. You may contact me there. Thank you.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

The black matt should peel off, this should show a hole to access the belt.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Nov 27, 2014

Is it the newer black one or silver turntable from the 70's?

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on May 29, 2014

im guessing your standard plug like all turntables. radioshack or a music store should have some laying around

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Jan 26, 2014

What receiver are you using and what input have you plugged this into? For more information, or should you have any further questions, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. You may contact me directly through the website. Thank you.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Dec 18, 2013

The only place to order one, is at Pioneer USA, as they have no distributors. It may or may not be available at this time. For more information, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. Thank you.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Nov 12, 2013

I'm not sure what you mean by "Wot", but I assume you mean that the receiver doesn't have a phono input, as most receivers now a days don't. You will need a phono preamp. Cost is under $25.00. It provides the amplification to be able to use any high level(CD, DVD, AUX, etc) input as well as the RIAA equalization you need to decode the record correctly. For more information, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. Thank you.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Nov 12, 2013

When the turntable spins the light shines on the edge. You will see at least two indications. One for 45 and one for 33. With the record playing you should adjust the speed control, till one of the indents appears static and not moving. You will have to do this for both speeds. You also might see some varations in speed. These are quite normal and getting it right is trial and error. It will only read true when the stylus is on the record too. If you can't get the indication to stay still then there is something wrong with the drive.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Jun 15, 2013

I had the same problem, at first I would just gently file down the edges of the records with a nail file, but when they got too many I decided to tackle the root of the problem and used a sharp blade to shave off some of the plastic of the arm stand, about 1 mm. No problems since!

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on May 03, 2013

Yes first check is that the Gnd wire from your turntable is connected to the Gnd (ground) post at the back of your amplifier with a good clean tight connection.
If the problem persists, check ALL your hi-fi components mains plugs for earth connections including your turntable, then remove the earth connections on all but one component so that you are left with only item earthed.
What does sometimes cause problems is if 2 or more hi-fi separates are earthed and connected to each other the earth cables along with the hi-fi interconnects form an inductive loop that picks up interferance such as mains hum etc.
Regards John

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Mar 19, 2013

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