Technics SL-1200G Grand Turntable


Technics SL-1200G Grand Turntable

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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-1200GEG, 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.

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 diecast, BMC, and heavyweight-class rubber on the SL-1200MK5. This four-layered construction combines high rigidity with a high quality finish and feel.

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.

High-Quality Terminals

The use of brass-milled and gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals prevents 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.

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 specialised 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.

Three-layered Turntable Platter

The turntable has a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass and aluminium diecast 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.


  • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
  • Starting Torque: 3.3 kg・cm
  • Rumble: 78dB (IEC 98A Weighted)
  • Turntable Platter: Brass and Aluminum diecast combined
  • Diameter: 332mm
  • Weight: About 3.6 kg
  • Tonearm
    • Type: Universal Static Balance
    • Effective Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 15mm
    • Tracking Error Angle: Within 2° 32’ (at the outer groove of 30cm(12″) record)
    • Within: 0° 32’ (at the inner groove of 30cm(12″) record)
  • Terminals
    • Audio Output: PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 173 x 372 mm
  • Weight Approx. 18 kg

SL-1200GR / SL-1210GR SL-1200GR2 / SL-1210GR2 SL-1200G
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Two-Layer – Aluminum with dampening rubber applied to the rear (2.5kg) Two-Layer – Aluminum with dampening rubber applied to the rear (2.5kg) Triple-layer – Brass / Aluminum with dampening rubber applied to the rear (3.5kg)
S-shaped tonearm with aluminum piping and traditional Technics gimbal suspension S-shaped tonearm with aluminum piping and traditional Technics gimbal suspension High-damping magnesium alloy tonearm with traditional Technics gimbal suspension

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