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Technics Announces the SL-1210G High End Direct Drive Turntable


Technics Announces the SL-1210G High End Direct Drive Turntable

Technics Announces the SL-1210G High End Direct Drive Turntable

7th September 2021 - Technics today announced the new SL-1210G Direct Drive Turntable. Taking all of the technical specifications of the SL-1200G and encasing them in a minimalist black finish, the SL-1210G is another future Technics classic.

“We learned from the huge success of the limited-edition SL-1210GAE, which was launched in June 2020 and almost immediately sold out,” says European Technics Product Manager Frank Balzuweit. “We realised there was high demand for a ‘regular’ black version of this flagship 1200 Series model. In its striking black finish, the new SL-1210G possesses genuine elegance.”

The overall quality and performance level of the SL-1210G defines the highest turntable standards, deserving to be partnered with the very finest phono cartridges for truly inspirational vinyl playback.

Key features:

  • Iron-coreless direct drive motor with double rotor/single stator achieving ultimately stable rotation, free from cogging and with powerful torque
  • Hybrid encoder for rotational speed detection, using a Hall Sensor for rotor position detection
  • Highly sensitive yet robust tonearm made from cold-drawn magnesium for high damping effect. High-precision tonearm bearings use a cut-processed housing for high initial motion sensitivity, ensuring accurate reading of the music information etched in the record’s groove
  • Three-layer platter with high vibration-damping performance for undisturbed tracking. Each platter is individually adjusted for balance
  • 4-layer high-rigidity cabinet with heavy aluminium top plate and high-damping silicone-rubber insulators to effectively shut out vibration

The SL-1210G will be available in Europe from October 2021 for £3499.

About the Technics 1200 Series

The SL-1200 was launched as a popular direct drive turntable in 1972, becoming a best-selling model with cumulative sales of 3,500,000 units for the series. It was supported by powerful torque, easy operation, and high durability. It became greatly admired by both audio enthusiasts and DJs who helped to unleash the DJ culture in areas such as electronic dance music. The series is still highly acclaimed by DJs worldwide today.
In 2016, after the revival of the Technics brand in 2014, Technics released the limited SL-1200GAE turntable, defining vinyl playback standards by the newly developed iron-coreless direct drive motor, eliminating the unwanted “cogging”, thus enabling a new standard of rotational stability. Together with evolutionary improvements in the fields of tonearm, platter and chassis construction, the new 1200 Series turntable generation made its way out of pure DJ usage towards the audiophile market with its high quality integrity, accuracy and musical enjoyment . Since then, Technics has released numerous turntable models of the new 1200 Series based on the coreless direct drive principle. The new SL-1210G, together with the SL-1200G, define the culmination of the Technics 1200 Series culture.

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