$2,599.00 – $5,299.00
and its most outstanding feature is its ability to remove all kinds of external load variation thanks to a load free spindle system.
Additionally, the PD444 is made extremely resistant to howling and mechanical vibration by means of insulators of a 2-step brake system with the lowest resonant frequency, and an ultra heavy chassis of sandwich structure made from 2 thick iron plates and a high density chipboard.
Luxman decided to develop an epoch-making turntable with provision for two tonearms, including a long one. Necessary for the two-tonearm PD444 : interchangeable armboards !
These were made not à la Micro but custom engineered for/by Lux with sliding rails and a fixing clutch ; the rails have rulers printed next to them to precisely adjust overhang.
Material is diecast zinc with an added 5mm extruded aluminium top plate for cosmetic coordination.
|Drive system :||direct-drive|
|Motor :||Crystal Control|
|Load-Free-Spindle system (MDS152C)|
|Flat Brushless DC Servo motor|
|Platter :||diecast aluminium|
|30cm / 2,5kg|
|Speeds :||33 1/3 & 45rpm|
|S/N ratio :||> 75dB|
|Wow & flutter :||< 0,025% (WRMS)|
|Inertia moment :||??|
|Torque :||1kg / cm2|
|Temperature drift :||< 0,00003% / C°|
|Turning accuracy :||0,002%|
|Pitch control :||no|
|Full speed ahead :||?|
|Acrylic resin cover :||4mm thick with semi-free-stop hinge|
|Lock indicator :||blue (33 1/3)|
|Arm bases :||2 detachable diecast|
|Tonearm switch :||T1 & T2, interchangeable|
|Dustcover :||4mm acrylic resin, hinged|
|Dimensions :||66,4 x 39,2 x 16cm (PD444)|