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SL-1210GR Direct Drive Turntable

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premium reference model suitable for DJing or hi-fi listening, upgraded motor, higher torque, improved tonearm
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  • redesigned modern editionĀ of Technics'Ā ultra-premium SL-1200GĀ reference series turntable
  • suitable for DJingĀ or hi-fi / audiophile listening applications
  • inherits the familiar look, feel, and functionality of previous SL-1200G model w/ all newly developed parts
  • newly designed single-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct-drive motor
  • precise motor control technologyĀ eliminates 'cogging' (motor rotation irregularity)
  • lightweight, static-balanced S-shaped tonearm incorporating lightweight magnesium for a high damping effect, w/ Technics headshell (cartridge not included)
  • 2-layerĀ BMC and die-cast aluminum chassis construction w/Ā silicon rubber insulators, enhances stability + prevents unwanted vibration
  • gold-plated RCA terminals w/ detachable cable
  • new improved 5.51Ā lb. die-cast aluminum platter w/ iconic side strobe dots
  • notes: pre-ampĀ or mixer is required for this turntable, dustcover is hinged butĀ easily removable for DJing
  • Turntable Lab is an Authorized Technics Dealer


  • plays at 33Ā ā…“ / 45 / 78 RPM w/Ā Ā±8%/Ā±16% pitch adjustment
  • starting torque: 2.2kgĀ / cm
  • wow + flutter: 0.025%怀W.R.M.S.
  • rumble:Ā 78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)
  • detachable RCA + power cord
  • tonearm type: 9 1/16" S-shaped universal, static balance, aluminum pipe
  • tonearm overhang: 0.59" / 15 mm
  • dimensions: 17-27/32 Ɨ 6-13/16 Ɨ 14-21/32" / 453 xĀ 173 x 372mm
  • weight: 25.35 lbs / 11.5kg


  • slipmat
  • hingeless dustcover
  • 45 adaptor
  • Technics headshell
  • counterweight
  • auxiliary weight
  • overhangĀ gauge
  • RCA cable
  • grounding cable
  • power cord

šŸ„ŠSL-1210 GR vs. SL-1200 MK7

  • upgraded lightweight aluminum pipe tonearm
  • stronger motor w/ higher torque: 2.2 kg x cm vs. the MK7's 1.8 kg x cm
  • heavier platter: 5.51 lbs vs. the MK7's 4 lbs
  • increased total mass: 25.35 lbs vs. the MK7's 21.2 lbs
  • no reverse function: the MK7 features a special reverse play mode, the 1210GR does not
UPC: 885170329515

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