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SL-1500C-K Direct Drive Turntable - Black

SKU tr-803

hi-fi listening model with phono preamp + 2M Red Cartridge
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  • hi-fi listening model based on the legendary SL-1200 series
  • coreless, high-torque direct drive motor
  • high-quality built-in phono preamp (can be switched off) for plug+play into any AUX input
  • precision S-Shaped tonearm with pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
  • semi-automatic operation: switchable auto-lifter function automatically raises the tonearm at the end of a record side
  • improved vibration damping die-cast aluminum platter with new anti-resonance rubber backing
  • note: not intended for DJing (no pitch control)
  • Turntable Lab is an Authorized Technics Dealer

"Highly recommended. The SL-1500C merges the legendary SL-1200 DJ turntable series with modern Hi-Fi turntable design. Firstly, the SL-1500C uses the same high-torque direct drive motor and S-shaped tonearm as Technics DJ models. The SL-1500C removes the speed control slide (a DJ feature) and adds a phono preamp + Ortofon 2M Red cartridge (for easy plug+play). For added convenience, the SL-1500C also features a semi-automatic tonearm, which will lift the cartridge at the end of the record." - TTL



  • we'll swap out the stock 2M Red stylus with a Ortofon 2M Blue Stylus ($209 retail on its own)
  • 2M Blue stylus features a nude elliptical stylus which offers a noticeable sound quality upgrade. It features better tracking + a wider frequency range than the the 2M Red (which is diamond tipped)
  • select ➕UPGRADE option in selector


  • turntable speeds: 33 / 45 / 78 rpm 
  • motor torque: 0.18mm / 1.8kg・cm (1.56 lbs)
  • wow + flutter: 0.025% W.R.M.S.
  • dimensions: 17.9 (w) × 6.7 (h) × 14.7" (d) / 453 x 169 x 353mm
  • weight: 21.9 lbs / 10kg


  • pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
  • rubber record mat
  • dustcover
  • RCA cable
  • ground cable
  • power cable
  • 45 adaptor
UPC: 885170368125, 8107060367424

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