Technics SL-1200G Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable (Silver)


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SKU: SL-1200G Silver
Brand: Technics


SL-1200G Grand Class


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 aluminum 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 aluminum
has been added to the previous three-layered construction of aluminum 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.

Turntable section

  • Type
  • Direct
    Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable
  • 33
    1/3, 45, 78 rpm
  • Adjust
  • ±8%,
  • Starting
  • 3.3 kg・cm
    (2.8 lb-in)
  • Build-up
  • 0.7
    s. from standstill to 33 1/3 r/min
  • Wow
    And Flutter
  • 0.025% W.R.M.S.
    (JIS C5521)
  • Rumble
  • 78dB (IEC
    98A Weighted)
  • Turntable
  • Brass
    and Aluminum diecast combined

  • Diameter:332mm

  • Weight:About
    3.6kg (7 15/16 lb) (Including rubber sheet)

Tonearm Section

  • Type
  • Universal
    Static Balance
  • Effective
  • 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)
  • Offset
  • 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
    auxiliary weight)

  • 5.6 – 12.0g

  • 14.3 – 20.7g (including headshell)

  • (with small auxiliary weight)

  • 10.0 – 16.4g

  • 18.7 – 25.1g (including headshell)

  • (with large auxiliary weight)

  • 14.3 – 19.8g

  • 23.0 – 28.5g (including headshell)
  • Cartridge
    Mounting Dimension
  • JIS
    12.7 mm Interval
  • Head
    Shell Terminal Lug
  • 1.2
    mm φ 4-pin Terminal Lug


  • Audio
    (Pin Jack) x 1



  • Power
  • AC120
    V, 60 Hz
  • Power
  • 14 W
    Approx. 0.2W (Standby)
  • Dimensions
    (W x H x D)
  • 17-27/32
    x 6-13/16 x 14-21/32 inch
  • Weight
  • Approx.
  • Accessories
    • Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover, EP
      record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight(S), Auxiliary weight(L), Head
      shell, Overhang gauge, Screw set for cartridge, PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead,
      AC power supply cord, Screw set for turntable, Owner’s Manual

Additional information

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