Tag Archives: belt drive turntable

Pioneer PL-514 Turntable Service – An Affordable Gem

The Pioneer PL-514 belt drive turntable is a classic. There’s not much more to add except watch the video and try to grab one if you find one for sale.

The Pioneer PL-514 is a high-quality, great sounding belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. In terms of build and performance, like so much other Japanese gear, it puts many other belt-drive decks to shame.… Read more

Kenwood KP-2022 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I’ve just finished servicing this lovely old Kenwood KP-2022 belt-drive turntable. The owner asked me if it was worth servicing the old girl. You can imagine my reply!

They just don’t make them like this any more and this Kenwood is a particularly cool deck. The KP-2022 needed a full service, new belt, main bearing lubrication and motor lube as well.… Read more

Thorens TD-125 Turntable Repair & Restoration

I was visiting a friend recently, chatting to his father, Neil, who is very ill. I saw that his cherished Thorens TD-125 Mark 2 was languishing, non-functional, in a pile of dust and dirt.

The Thorens clearly hadn’t been operational in a long time and when Neil expressed disappointment that he wasn’t able to play his records any more, I decided to completely repair and restore it for him, hopefully finding the fault that had put it in the corner in the first place.… Read more