Pioneer PL-990 Turntable - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


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 | 312 views


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

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Nov 27, 2014 | 495 views


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

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on May 29, 2014 | 178 views


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 | 1,042 views


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 | 341 views


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 | 371 views


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 | 216 views


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 | 738 views


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 | 156 views


no diagram needed...flip the table over, wrap the belt around the inner track then put the table back on, spin the table until the access cut is over the motor then stretch the belt over the back of the motors post and you are done.cheers.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Jun 28, 2012 | 2,312 views


u can watch it on youtube

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Nov 12, 2011 | 535 views


See linkhttp://www.2shared.com/document/FmR3dmNa/ve_pioneer_pl-518.html

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Nov 09, 2011 | 518 views


If the player has a MD/MC pickup head, you need to use an input suitable for MD/MC
(Magneto Dynamic/Moving Coil). If that is not available, you need to buy a standalone
phono pre-amp (pre-amplifier with RIAA-correction curve). Like the TCC TC-400G/L.
Example: See HERE and some info HERE.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Oct 07, 2011 | 456 views


Very odd! Sounds like it's not fitting in right. Are you sure that you have the right type of stylus for the cartridge? If in doubt replace the entire cartridge & Stylus. If it still plays up then it's in your amp after that course of action.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011 | 160 views


Replacement belts can be purchased from the link below.

http://www.vintage-electronics.cc/Pioneer_.html


Please leave feedback rating.

Cheers

Andy

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Aug 12, 2011 | 286 views


There are only two electrical pathways to the outside world on the back of this TT - power and signal (RCA). Which one is 'funny'?

http://media.onecall.com/Image_Products/Pioneer/PL-990_manual_EN_FR_DE_NL_IT_ES_PT_SE[1].pdf

Setup video:

http://www.blingcheese.com/video-13/turntable+set+up.htm

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on May 30, 2011 | 225 views


http://www.turntableneedles.com/Flat-Belt-Medium-236-Inch_p_255.html

Pioneer PL-990 is listed as a compatible player for this belt.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011 | 144 views


The simple rule of thumb is after you lift up the turntable platter turn it upside down and see if the belt sits on the inner rim tightly. That is if you after putting the belt on the rim and shake it upside down the belt should not fall off. And if you want to measure the belt-- remove it and place it in cold water for an hour and then after wiping it clean place it on its flat side on a table ( best is glass surface ). Measure its length with out stretching it in centimeters and subtract about a centimeter from the total. This will give you a new belts measurement
Eg; If the belt measures 19cm, subtract 1cm from it and go buy an 18cm.belt for replacement.

Pioneer PL-990... | Answered on Apr 03, 2011 | 413 views

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