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Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GR2


New Generation Direct Drive Turntable

Introducing our cutting-edge motor-drive circuit featuring the revolutionary ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive) – a breakthrough innovation designed to seamlessly eliminate even the tiniest vibrations originating from the motor. Technics’s mission is to elevate your audio experience by pushing the boundaries of sound quality to new heights, where innovation meets unparalleled performance!
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The First Stage of The New Generation of Technics’ Direct Drive Turntables

We're relentless in our pursuit of superior sound quality, and our latest innovation, the ΔΣ-Drive, is a game-changer. The innovative technology not only eliminates minute motor vibrations but also elevates the electromagnetic conversion precision of your cartridge. Introducing the SL-1210GR2, the first stage of our revolutionary direct drive turntable systems. Immerse yourself in unparalleled audio excellence – because you deserve the best in every beat!

Coreless Direct Drive Motor

Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation

In 1970, Technics revolutionised the turntable industry with the world's first direct drive system. Unlike traditional belt drive setups, our direct drive system minimises motor-induced vibrations, ensuring an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and long-term reliability without the need for frequent part replacements. However, earlier models faced "cogging" issues due to iron cores, affecting rotation regularity. The SL-1210GR2 features an iron coreless single-rotor/single-stator motor, eliminating cogging and maximising rotational smoothness. Experience superior performance and extended durability with Technics' cutting-edge technology.
Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation

New Motor-Drive System, ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive)

Unlock a new realm of audio precision with the ΔΣ-Drive – a state-of-the-art system harnessing Technics’ expertise in PWM signal processing. In addition to reducing harmonics, the new drive suppresses vibrations from the motor for smoother, more accurate rotation, ensuring a rich reproduction of the music.
New Motor-Drive System, ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive)

Multi-Stage Silent Power Supply

Low-Noise Switching Circuit

By incorporating a high-speed switching power supply, we guarantee a consistently stable power capacity with minimal ripple and humming. This smart utilisation of a switching power supply in our turntable design not only eradicates the necessity for a large transformer but also eliminates the need for additional measures to counteract mechanical vibrations. Moreover, operating at a switching frequency exceeding 100 kHz ensures that any potential noise is confined, preserving the full bandwidth of the music playback for an uninterrupted and superior listening experience.
Low-Noise Switching Circuit

Current Injection Active Noise Cancelling

Our innovative system teams up a powerful noise detection device with a precision error amplifier. It doesn't just detect any lingering noise in the power supply – it goes a step further by applying an inverse phase current to kick out those disruptive noise components. The result? A power supply that surpasses the effectiveness of traditional regulators, ensuring an ideal and pristine environment for your audio, free from low-frequency noise.
Current Injection Active Noise Cancelling


Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity

The tonearm, a crucial component for precise reading, tracks the record's rotation. Inherited from Technics, it employs a lightweight, rigid aluminium pipe in the traditional static-balance universal S-shape. Featuring a gimbal suspension and high-precision bearing, it achieves initial-motion sensitivity of 5 mg or less through manual assembly by skilled Japanese artisans. This meticulous construction ensures accurate tracing of record grooves. Plus, it includes an auxiliary weight, providing flexibility for a variety of pickup cartridges.
Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity

Two-layer Rigid Platter with Vibration Damping Characteristics

Our platter's advanced design ensures superior sound quality by combining a two-layer construction with strategic deadening rubber. This effectively eliminates unwanted resonance, providing a clear and immersive audio experience. Through simulation optimisation, we've enhanced the aluminium die-cast portion to increase inertial mass and minimise vibration, resulting in improved overall performance. The addition of strengthening ribs at the back further enhances rigidity. Compared to the SL-1200MK5, our platter boasts damping characteristics that are more than twice as effective, ensuring an unparalleled listening experience.
Two-layer Rigid Platter with Vibration Damping Characteristics

High-Grade Parts

Two-layered Cabinet Construction

The SL-1210GR2 ensures high rigidity by using a body with a two-layered construction that solidly unifies the BMC and the aluminium die-cast chassis.
Two-layered Cabinet Construction

High-Quality Terminals

The turntable uses gold-plated phono terminals for detachable cables, while metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.
High-Quality Terminals

High-Damping Silicon Insulators

For the insulators supporting the body, the SL-1210GR2 uses special silicon rubber that ensures high vibration damping characteristics and long-term reliability.
High-Damping Silicon Insulators

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Coreless direct drive motor achieving stable rotation

ΔΣ-Drive suppresses vibrations from the motor for smoother, more accurate rotation

Low-noise, low-voltage power circuit and a switching power supply

Two-layer platter with high rigidity and vibration damping

Tonearm achieving high initial-motion sensitivity

High-rigidity body and high-damping silicon insulators for smooth sound and isolation from various vibrations

Turntable Section

  • Drive Method

    • Direct Drive
  • Motor

    • Brushless DC motor
  • Turntable Speeds

    • 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
  • Pitch Adjustment Range

    • ±8% and ±16%
  • Starting Torque

    • 2.2 kg・cm
  • Build-up Characteristics

    • 0.7 s. from standstill to 33- 1/3 rpm
  • Braking system

    • Electronic brake
  • Wow and Flutter

    • 0.025% W.R.M.S.
  • Turntable Platter

    • Aluminum diecast
      Weight:Approx. 2.5kg (Including a rubber sheet)

Tonearm Section

  • Type

    • Static Balance
  • Effective Length

    • 230mm
  • Overhang

    • 15mm
  • Tracking Error Angle

    • Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30cm(12") record)
      Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30cm(12") record)
  • Offset Angle

    • 22°
  • Arm Height Adjustment Range

    • 0 - 6mm
  • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

    • 0 - 4g (Direct Reading)
  • Headshell weight

    • Approx. 7.6g
  • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

    • (without auxiliary weight)
      5.6 - 12.0g
      3.1 - 9.5g (using cartridge spacer)
      14.3 - 20.7g (including head shell)
      (with auxiliary weight)
      10.0 - 16.4g
      7.5 - 13.9g (using cartridge spacer)
      18.7 - 25.1g (including head shell)
  • Cartridge Mounting Dimension

    • 12.7 mm (1/2") interval
  • Head Shell Terminal Lug

    • 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug


  • Audio Output

    • PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1


  • Power Supply

    • AC220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption

    • 11 W (ON)
      0.3 W (OFF)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • 453 x 173 x 372 mm
  • Weight

    • Approx. 11.5kg
  • Operating temperature range

    • 0℃ to +40℃
  • Operating humidity range

    • 35% to 80% RH (no condensation)
  • Accessories

    • Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover,
      EP record adaptor, Balance weight,
      Auxiliary weight, Cartridge spacer
      Head shell, Overhang gauge,
      Screw set for cartridge, PHONO cable,
      PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord,
      Owner's Manual

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