technics sl1210gr turntable

Technics' first product appeared in 1965 - a sealed, two-way speaker system. The next few years saw the release of several amplifiers, and a world's first Direct Drive turntable in 1970.

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technics sl1210gr direct drive turntable

Many aspects of the original SL1210 have been improved upon for the new models, resulting in a technically better performance, proven by its measurements in comparison to the older models.


One extremely useful feature of Technics' turntables has been the detachable headshell. This allows headshells to be swapped out with ease, meaning any number of different pre-fitted cartridges can be used for different types of records, like 78s, stereo and mono records (which work differently), or even just different cartridges to suit specific genres of music.

The SL1210GR's platter weighs 2.5kg, which is almost 1kg heavier than the previous SL1210 Mk5, increasing inertial mass and therefore speed stability. Extra strengthening ribs underneath the platter also increase rigidity.

A rare feature in turntables at this price point is the adjustable height of the arm, which can be manually adjusted without having to remove the tone-arm from the deck, as is usually the case. This is useful for use with different height cartridges, and also for very thick audiophile records.

RCA phono outputs allow a detachable phono cable, so higher quality or longer ones can be used.



top view of the Technics SL1210GR Direct Drive turntable,
rear view of the Technics SL1210GR hi-fi turntable,
Technics SL-1210GR turntable,

120 vyse street

studio 308f, the big peg

birmingham, B18 6ND

0121 638 0721

0753 888 1969

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Technics SL-1210GR turntable