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    Technics SL-1200GEG-S Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable Black

    Original price $6,299.00 - Original price $6,299.00
    Original price $6,299.00
    $6,999.00
    $6,999.00 - $6,999.00
    Current price $6,999.00

    Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1200G

    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.

    Specifications

    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

    Terminals

    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