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

Model: SL-1200GR UPC: 885170305649 Item: 174839

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SL-1200GR Grand Class Series Direct Drive Turntable (Silver)
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The new standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation.

Fusing Technics' traditional analog and leading-edge digital technologies

Parts that were inherited from the SL-1200G were newly developed for the SL-1200GR, beginning with the coreless direct-drive motor and precise motor control technology that eliminated the cogging that originated from rotation irregularity, and including a low-vibration, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm. By these measures, the level of performance clearly outperforms the usual standards of its class. The SL-1200GR invites more audio enthusiasts to enjoy music with the rich, robust sound of analog records.

High-precision Motor Control for Ideal Rotation Conditions

The rotation control, which verifies and corrects the precision of the motor, uses the latest motor control technology cultivated in the development of Blu-ray disc devices, just as that used by the SL-1200G. Sine waves stored in ROM are used for the control waveforms at a constant speed, and this achieves smoother and more stable rotation compared with using the simple sine wave generation with an external coil as in the conventional SL-1200MK5. In addition, the electrical circuitry has had tuning performed so that the newly developed motor of the SL-1200GR achieves maximum performance. The starting torque achieves 2.2 kg x cm with only a single rotor. The same startup time of 0.7 s (at 33 1/3 rpm) as the SL-1200G has been achieved.

Pursuing Rigidity and Vibration Damping Characteristics

The platter achieves high rigidity and vibration damping characteristics by using a two-layer construction with deadening rubber applied to the entire rear surface of the aluminum die-cast to eliminate the unnecessary resonance that is otherwise relayed to the record, thereby producing clear sound.

Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity

With its gimbal suspension construction, the tonearm bearing section uses a cut-processed housing that employs high-precision bearings, as in the SL-1200G. The high initial-motion sensitivity of 5 mg or less is achieved through manual assembly and adjustment by skilled Japanese artisans. This enables the grooves etched into the records to be accurately traced.

High-quality Terminals for Both Sound and Appearance

The turntable uses gold-plated phono terminals for detachable cables, and so a wide variety of cables can be selected. Also, the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.

High-rigidity Body and High-damping Silicon Insulators for Smooth Sound and Isolation

The SL-1200GR ensures high rigidity by using a body with a two-layered construction solidly unifying the BMC and the aluminum die-cast chassis. For the insulators supporting the body, as with the SL-1200G, the SL-1200GR uses special silicon rubber that ensures both high vibration damping characteristics and long-term reliability. Vibration in the horizontal direction is absorbed by reinforcement with cylindrical tubes using microcell polymers. While inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, the insulators have had tuning performed specifically for the SL-1200GR.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 and 78 r/min
  • Adjust Range: ±8 %, ±16 %
  • Starting Torque: 2.2 kg-cm
  • Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from Standstill to 33-1/3 r/min
  • Wow And Flutter: 0.025 % W.R.M.S.
  • Rumble: 78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)
  • Turntable Platter:
    • Aluminium diecast
    • Diameter : 332 mm
    • Weight : Approx. 2.5 kg (5.51 lb) (Including rubber sheet)
  • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 - 4 g (Direct Reading)
  • Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6 g
  • Audio Output:
    • PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1
    • EARTH TERMINAL x 1
  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption:
    • 11 W Approx.
    • 0.2 W (Standby)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-27/32" × 6-13/16" × 14-21/32"
  • Weight: 25.35lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Turntable
  • Dust Cover
  • EP adapter
  • Balance weight
  • Auxiliary weight
  • Headshell
  • Overhang gauge
  • Screw set for cartridge
  • Phono cable
  • Phono earth lead
  • AC power supply
  • Owners Manual

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World Wide Stereo Store
Having been first introduced to the "wheels of steel' back in the 90's I've always had a soft spot for these turntables. Now years later and getting back into vinyl records again, there really was only one choice. I did research a few different models but something just kept pulling me back to this model!
Andrew C on Sep 13, 2020
Having been first introduced to the "wheels of steel' back in the 90's I've always had a soft spot for these turntables. Now years later and getting back into vinyl records again, there really was only one choice. I did research a few different models but something just kept pulling me back to this model!
Andrew C on Sep 13, 2020
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