Technics SL-1200G direct drive turntable

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Technics Sl-1200G
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£2,999

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Technics SL-1200G Next generation reference class direct drive turntable

requires cartridge and compatible phono stage amplifier – contact us for suggestions

Product Description

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 Technics 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.

Concept of Coreless Direct Drive Motor

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 Technics SL-1200G MK5.

Concept of Three-layered Turntable Platter
Graph of Damping Characteristics

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.

Photo of Balance AdjusterBalance Adjuster
Photo of "BALANCED" sticker indicating balance adjustment completed“BALANCED” sticker indicating balance adjustment completed
Photo of Exhaustive measurement performed to examine whether the surface deflection of the platter is within limitsExhaustive measurement performed to examine whether the surface deflection of the platter is within limits

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.

Photo of High-sensitive Tonearm
Photo of High-precision BearingsHigh-precision Bearings
Photo of Supplied auxiliary weights support a wide variety of cartridgesSupplied auxiliary weights support a wide variety of cartridges

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 Technics SL-1200G MK5. This four-layered construction combines high rigidity with a high-quality finish and feel.

Concept of Four-layered Cabinet Construction

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.

Photo of Brass-milled PHONO Output TerminalsBrass-milled PHONO Output Terminals
Photo of AC Input Terminals (Detectable Input)AC Input Terminals (Detectable Input)

Additional Information

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