Belt-Drive Turntable (1984-1989)
If your preference in audio componentry runs to the slightly esoteric, where every part of every piece of equipment is thoroughly designed using the most sophisticated technology for superb performance, Yamaha has created the PF-1000 for you.
No fancy convenience features to play with here. The emphasis is on uncompromising audio reproduction performance.
You notice it first with the unique twin-pipe tonearm. But there's much, much more. And now it's time for a closer look at this superb turntable—the further attention to detail that puts the PF-1000 in a class by itself in audiophile turntables.
We've explained the advantages of the two-piece platter. How it reduces turntable platter resonance and vibration as no other design can.
But it's not only how you design a turntable that counts, but the types of materials you use as well. That's where the PF-1000 truly stands out.
The inner platter, which interfaces with the drive belt, is made of high-density gun metal for unsurpassed vibration suppression and rotational stability.
Then there's the material used in the cabinet - the best Pure American walnut with a specially blended composite wood core.
So the PF-1000 not only looks like the high-quality component that it is, but actually benefits from the superior acoustic qualities of cabinet materials.
Then there's the sophisticated brushed aluminium top panel which not only looks great, but adds mass and therefore absorbs
vibration more effectively.
Class. But that's what the PF-1000 is all about. And it's the extra touch that the PF-1000 can lend to your audio system. No matter how classy it already is.
Drive system: belt drive
Motor: FG servo DC motor
Platter: 1.23kg gunmetal (inner), 1.63kg aluminium (outer)
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Pitch control: more than +-6%
Signal to noise ratio: better than 80dB
Wow and flutter: less than 0.023% WRMS
Arm type: dynamic balance, twin pipe arm tube
Effective length: 222mm
Offset angle: 23 degrees
Cartridge weight: 2 to 11g
Cartridge: MC-705 MC type
Tracking force: 1.7g (+-0.5g)
Cartridge weight: 4.3g
Dimensions: 473 x 154 x 376mm