Technics SL-1500C Turntable with Built-in Preamp & Cartridge

Model: SL-1500C-K UPC: 885170368125 Item: 3116


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Product Information

The Latest Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieves High-precision Stable Rotation

The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model were lavishly inserted into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable. The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct-drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record. Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminum die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging. The aluminum die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics. The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved. In addition, reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals, which have less sound quality degradation, for the PHONO and LINE terminals.

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge In order to enjoy playing analog records more comfortably, the SL-1500C features a built-in phono equalizer and bundled cartridge. There is no need to separately prepare either one, making it easy to link with a wide range of audio equipment. The shield structure of the built-in phono equalizer suppresses the effects of external noise and noise from the power supply. It is also equipped with a switch to turn the LINE output off when it is not being used. The turntable has been designed to thoroughly shut-out adverse effects to the PHONO output. The dedicated power supply for the PHONO output terminal is isolated from the power supply for the LINE output terminal and has been designed to prioritize sound quality by minimizing the wiring of the PHONO signal. The isolated terminals also prevent wiring mistakes. An Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which is highly acclaimed as an MM cartridge, has been selected for the bundled cartridge. Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximize the sound quality of vinyl records.

Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably

When the tonearm reaches the end of the record, the Auto Lifter function automatically raises the cartridge. This prevents unnecessary wear on your valuable vinyl records and stylus. By embedding the Auto Lifter function in the base portion of the tonearm, it eliminates impacts to the tonearm. Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm. In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritizes sound quality was adopted. The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.

Simple Design with Functional Beauty

The SL-1500C sports a simple design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the superb operating feel that is a Technics tradition. The attractive appearance lets you enjoy playing records to your heart’s content.

Specifications

Specifications

Turntable

  • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 and 78 r/min
  • Starting Torque: 0.18 N?m / 1.8 kg?cm (1.56 lbs-in)
  • Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm
  • Wow And Flutter: 0.025 % W.R.M.S.
  • Turntable Platter
    • Aluminium diecast
    • Diameter: 332 mm (13-5/64 inch)
    • Weight: Approx. 2.0 kg (4.5 lbs) (Including Turntable Sheet)

 

Tonearm

  • Type: Universal Static Balance
  • Effective Length: 230 mm (9-1/16")
  • Overhang: 15 mm (19/32")
  • Tracking Error Angle
  • Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12") record)
  • Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12") record)
  • Offset Angle: 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 - 12.0 g, 14.3 - 20.7 g (including head shell)
    • (with auxiliary weight)10.0 - 16.4 g, 18.7 - 25.1 g (including head shell)
  • Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2 mmφ 4-pin terminal lug

 

 

Terminals

  • Audio Outputs:
    • Phono (Pin Jack) x 1
    • Earth terminal x 1
    • Line (Pin Jack) x 1

 

General

  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 8 W; Approx. 0.2W (Standby)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-27/32" × 6-21/32" × 14-21/32"
  • Weight: Approx. 21.2 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Turntable
  • Turntable sheet
  • Dust cover
  • EP record adaptor
  • Balance weight
  • Auxiliary weight
  • Head shell
  • Cartridge (Ortofon 2M Red)
  • PHONO cable
  • PHONO earth lead
  • AC power supply cord
  • Owner's Manual

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Technics SL-1500C Turntable with Built-in Preamp & Cartridge

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Rated 4 out of 5
Hi fidelity automatic jewel, for 1st time and seasoned vinyl listeners
This was purchased it thinking it would replace an older Technics I own, but after my in system comparison, it’s on par with existing Technics. It operated and sounded great! Auto run-out, was not great - a little buggy, leaves me at 4 Starr rating , though. Recommend it.
December 30, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Solid Performance For The Price
I’ve been very happy with this turntable. The 2M cartridge is great and the setup was a breeze for those who just want to plug it in and play without adding an additional phono preamp. I’ve heard some complaints about the auto lift mechanism on the tone arm because it can stop playback early on some records. But in my experience this has never happened. And I actually like the feature when I’m at home listening to music but preoccupied with other things.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
September 30, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago

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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
came highly recommended and seemed like a product that will deliver on its promises but I have yet to test it and find out for myself so we'll see about that
nicholas y on Jan 20, 2021
came highly recommended and seemed like a product that will deliver on its promises but I have yet to test it and find out for myself so we'll see about that
nicholas y on Jan 20, 2021
reliability
T A on Jun 3, 2020
reliability
T A on Jun 3, 2020
Does this turntable have a dust cover?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2020
  Thanks for your question. A dust cover is included with the turntable.
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