Tag Archives: belt drive turntable

Pioneer PL-514 Turntable Service – An Affordable Gem

There’s not much else to add here except to say watch the video and try to grab one if you find one for sale.

The Pioneer PL-514 is an excellent, high-quality belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. It puts many other belt-drives to shame. Check out my video, below, and read on for more details.… Read more

Kenwood KP-2022 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I’ve just finished servicing this lovely old Kenwood KP-2022 belt-drive turntable. The original owner is a great guy and 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 Kenwood needed a full service, new belt, main bearing lubrication and motor lube as well.… Read more

Thorens TD-125 Turntable Repair & Restoration

I was at an old friend’s place recently, chatting to his father, who is very ill. Neil had always been a music lover and after chatting for a while, 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 my Neil expressed disappointment that he wasn’t able to play his records any more, I decided at that moment 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