Technics SL-1210

Two Speed Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL-1210


The Technics SL-1210 turntable is virtually identical to the SL-1200, but features voltage selection and is usually finished in black instead of silver.

Features include a Quartz Locked motor control system, exceptional pitch accuracy, illuminated strobe, soft-touch start and stop buttons, integral rotor/platter construction and an aluminium diecast cabinet with acoustically inert rubber base for vibration isolation.


Type: manual turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC motor

Control method: servo (mk1), quartz (mk2)

Platter: 330mm 1.75kg (mk1), 332mm 2kg (mk2)

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.03% WRMS (mk1), 0.025% WRMS (mk2)

Rumble: -70dB (mk1), -78dB (mk2)

Tonearm: universal

Effective length: 220mm (mk1), 230mm (mk2)

Overhang: 14mm (mk1), 15mm (mk2)

Effective mass: 12g (mk2)

Stylus pressure range: 0 to 4g (mk1), 0 to 2.5g (mk2)

Dimensions: 453 x 366 x 180mm (mk1), 453 x 360 x 162mm (mk2)

Weight: 10kg (mk1), 12.5kg (mk2)


The SL-1210 has to be the most professional and most reliable turntable on the planet.


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