Technics SL-1200G Turntable

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Technics SL-1200G Turntable

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Key info

  • High-end hi-fi turntable from Technics’ grand-reference series
  • Super-solid build
  • Coreless direct drive motor with high-precision control technology
  • Three-layered turntable platter
  • High-sensitive S-shaped tonearm
  • High-quality gold-plated RCA terminals w/ detachable cable
  • Comes with Technics headshell (cartridge not included)
  • Comes with rubber mat, dustcover, RCA cables and grounding cable

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 18 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 173 X 453 X 372 mm
Technical specifications
Tonearm Universal Static Balance
Motor Coreless Direct Drive Motor
Platter Brass and aluminium die-cast combined Diameter: 332mm Weight: Approx. 3.6 kg (including a rubber mat)
Wow and flutter 0.025 % W.R.M.S. (JIS C5521)
Speed 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
Drive type Direct drive
Effective arm length / mass: 230 mm
Overhang 15 mm
Inputs/Outputs
Analog outputs Phono x 1 | Earth terminal x 1
Included accessories
What's in the box Turntable, Turntable Mat, Dust Cover, EP Record Adaptor,Balace Weight, Auxiliary Weight Small, Auxiliary Weight Big,Head Shell, Overhang Gauge, Screw Set for Cartridge,PHONO Cable, PHONO Earth Lead, AC Mains Lead, Screw Set for Turntable, Owner's Manual

Coreless Direct Drive Motor

Conventional analogue turntables have problems with degradation in sound quality caused by factors such as minute speed vibration during rotation and rotation irregularity called “cogging.” In the SL-1200G, the use of a newly developed coreless direct-drive motor with no iron core eliminates cogging. Also, the twin-rotor construction reduces the bearing load while maintaining high torque and also reduces minute vibration during rotation. These factors enable reproduction of the warm, exquisitely detailed sound etched on analogue records.

High-precision Motor Control Technology

The application of motor control technology developed for Blu-ray devices and switching the drive mode depending on the operational status of the motor achieve a high-starting torque and high-speed stability.

Three-layered Turntable Platter

The turntable has a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass and aluminium die-cast platter. With a deadening rubber covering its entire rear surface to eliminate unnecessary resonance, thereby achieving high rigidity and vibration damping. This delivers smooth rotational stability and inertial mass surpassing the SP-10MK2, the direct-drive turntable standard used by broadcast stations worldwide, as well as having more than twice the inertial mass of the SL-1200MK5.

High-level Balance Adjustment

When the weight distribution of the turntable is uneven, excess vibration or noise occurs during rotation, which causes degradation in sound quality. Therefore, the balance of the turntable is adjusted at the factory by using specialized high-precision balance adjustment equipment for each and every item after the turntable is assembled. Turntables that have undergone adjustment are labelled with a sticker reading “BALANCED” to indicate that adjustment has been done.

High-sensitive Tonearm

The tonearm employs lightweight magnesium which has a high damping effect, with cold drawing improving the characteristics of the material and achieving the high-precision required. In addition, high initial-motion sensitivity is attained by employing the traditional Technics gimbal suspension construction with horizontal rotation axis and the vertical rotation axis intersecting at a single central point, as well as high-precision bearings using a cut-processed housing.

Four-layered Cabinet Construction

A hairline-processed, 10-mm-thick top panel of immaculate aluminium has been added to the previous three-layered construction of aluminium die-cast, BMC, and heavyweight-class rubber on the SL-1200MK5. This four-layered construction combines high rigidity with a high-quality finish and feel.

High-quality Terminals

The use of brass-milled, gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals prevent degradation in sound quality while enabling the easy attaching and detaching of cables. Also the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.

 

User reviews

1 review
  1. 5/5

    Peter Studley (verified owner)

    I bought my sl1200G from premium sound in Feb 21 , it was an opened box buy , I guess display example, hence I got it for below list price, it replaced my ja michell focus one which I’d used for decades, the quality and sound from this deck is beyond anything I’d heard coming from a piece of vinyl. I’d always used decks that employed elastic bands to get the platter spinning, this deck is laser accurate time after time , and the build is phenomenal 1cm of solid aluminium makes up the top plate it still looks and sounds as good today as it did when I received my technics. It has a removable headshell which makes swapping cartridges a breeze, it’s a set and forget deck which means it functions perfectly time after time, without any fettling or faffing about leaving you more time to play your favourite tunes , I can’t fault this deck and if looked after you’ll always get most of your money back in the unlikely event you may wish to sell it. And remember quality and service is remembered long after the cost is forgotten.

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