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Technics SL-1200G Grand Class Silver Direct Drive Turntable

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61881

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Condition: New

Brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where applicable).

Warranty

Limited 5 year warranty.  More info

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£2999.00

The SL-1200G turntable uses a three-layer construction that solidly integrates aluminium diecast with brass weight and has deadening rubber attached to the entire rear surface to eliminate unwanted resonance, thereby achieving high rigidity and excellent vibration damping characteristics. At 3.6 kg, the total weight of the SL-1200G platter is more than twice that of the SL-1200MK6 and achieves an inertial mass surpassing that of the SP-10MK2, which was used by broadcast stations.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Turntable section

Type Direct Drive Manual Turntable
Turntable Speeds 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
Adjust Range ±8 %, ±16 %
Starting Torque 3.3 kg-cm
Build-up Characteristics 0.7 s. from Standstill to 33-1/3 rpm
Wow And Flutter 0.025 % W.R.M.S. (JIS C5521)
Rumble 78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)
Turntable Platter Brass and aluminium die-cast combined
Diameter 332mm
Weight Approx. 3.6 kg (including a rubber mat)

Tonearm Section

Type Universal Static Balance
Effective Length 230 mm
Overhang 15 mm
Tracking Error Angle Within 2° 32'(at the outer groove of 30 cm (12"") record)
Within 0° 32'(at the inner groove of 30 cm (12"") record)
Offset Angle 22°
Arm-height Adjustment Range 0 - 6 mm
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range 0 - 4 g (direct reading)
Head Shell Weight Approx. 7.6 g
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (Without the auxiliary weight) 5.6 to 12.0 g
14.3 to 20.7 g (including the head shell)
(With small auxiliary weight) 10.0 to 16.4 g
18.7 to 25.1 g (including the head shell)
(With large auxiliary weight) 14.3 to 19.8 g
23.0 to 28.5 g (including headshell)
Cartridge Mounting Dimension JIS 12.7 mm Interval
Head Shell Terminal Lug 1.2 mm φ 4-pin Terminal Lug
Audio Output PHONO (Pin Jack), EARTH TERMINAL

General

Power Supply AC 110 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 14 W Approx. 0.2 W (standby)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 453 x 173 x 372 mm
Weight Approx. 18 kg
Accessories 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

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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Pay monthly plans for up to 60 months, available on purchases between £299 and £25,000.

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