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Plx-1000 tonearm leans down

I see that it is more people with the same issue and everyone has said the same thing they don't know how it happened. Now I'm sure this is a defect and Pioneer needs to do something about it. I've never in my 25+ years of dj'ing ever seen this happen to any pair of technics I've owned yet you tell the last person who had that same issue you're sure the tone arm didn't bend on its own. That was downright disrespectful that you didn't give that man the benefit of doubt and instantly placed blame. Who do I need to get in contact with to get this part replaced I will definitely blog, podcast and talk about it on my radio show here in Dallas. I truly felt the same way as the other gentleman I don't know how it happened and apparently neither does Pioneer. Be more respectful to the people who keep you in business that guy that posted about the same thing deserved better.

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@Spen > I assume you're referring to this topic. I've never seen that happen to a turntable either, regardless of the manufacturer unless there was some outside force placed upon it; Newton's first law tells us that the tonearm would not bend on its own. I'm not saying nothing happened to the tonearm, I'm not saying there isn't a possible defect. Unfortunately what I am saying is the same thing I posted in the other topic; you'll have to contact Pioneer DJ technical support in your region to arrange to have the PLX inspected and serviced.

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I have this same issue.  It is bizarre that so many others have the same issue (i.e. serato forums). My anger is factored that I bought this turntable because it is a new product, and hence parts should be cheaper.  Unfortunately, the entire assembly must be purchased for a whopping $420 (Canadian) - more than half the cost of the turntable. Individual parts not available. I also couldn't find service manuals online.  Sending this in to get serviced will cost more than reservicing my old techs, so the solution here is obvious.. 

As others have stated, I am in awe of what actually happened. It appears the arm is bent. But how? I baby these things more than I would baby my baby.  I take much better care of them then I ever took of my techs that I bought in 2000, and yet, I brought the Techs out of storage as backup for my new Pioneer. Just weird.  But if there was an AFFORDABLE replacement part I wouldn't be so sour.

If I am forced to abandon this turntable due to unaffordable parts costs, you will bet I will go to town advising everyone on the internet that PLX is not suitable "new standard".

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@Ben > But is it actually BENT or did it ROTATE in the mount? If you were to remove the tonearm from the gimbal mount (which I don't recommend), and put it beside the tonearm from another PLX, which is not "bent," would they have the same shape?

I'm trying to determine if it still has the same SHAPE, and has simply rotated in the gimbal.

Thanks!

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I think it is bent.  But that is mainly because I don't see how it could be rotated in the mount as there are screws that thread through the tonearm connected to gimbal.  Have you heard of slip inside the gimbal? As long as there are screws how could it rotate, something I'm missing here? 

It's really a shame you don't sell just the tonearm pipe.  It would obviously be a lot more affordable option for a common issue. I may try to replace with a technics and see how that goes. 

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