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Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1500C


Premium Class Turntable with easy connectivity and authentic sound

The SL-1500C offers outstanding functionality, usability, and a wealth of features for vinyl lovers. A pre-mounted cartridge and integrated phono EQ provide supremely simple setup, while an automatic tonearm lift ensures precious LPs remain in pristine condition.
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Legendary Technics sound and timeless design

The SL-1500C features a simplistic, timeless design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the superb operating feel that is a Technics tradition.

The attractive exterior combines high-grade materials, precise construction, and expert craftsmanship to create an eye-catching centrepiece to complete the modern music lover’s perfect listening environment.
Legendary Technics sound and timeless design

Easy, ready-to-go connection to various components thanks to the built-in Phono Equaliser and Cartridge

The SL-1500C is a complete turntable solution. It features built-in phono equaliser and bundled cartridge.

There is no need to separately prepare either one, making it easy to link with a wide range of audio equipment, so you can enjoy listening to your analogue records immediately.
Photo of Built-in Cartridge, Photo of Built-in Phono Equalizer terminals

Precise, stable synchronisation and powerful drive torque to prevent vibrations

In 1970, Technics revolutionised the turntable industry with the world's first direct drive system. Unlike traditional belt drive setups, our direct drive system maximise motor-induced vibrations, ensuring an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and long-term reliability without the need for frequent part replacements.

As an essential component for preventing vibrations, the chassis of the SL-1500C has a housing construction like that of high-end turntables. The result is a reproduction of the music in its full beauty and authenticity.
Precise, stable synchronisation and powerful drive torque to prevent vibrations

Automatic tone arm lift function to avoid wear and tear of your records and the cartridge

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 direct impacts to the tonearm. Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, the functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.
Photo of Built-in Cartridge, Photo of Built-in Phono Equalizer terminals

High quality Ortofon 2M RED cartridge

Ortofon’s highly acclaimed MM cartridge has been selected for high sound fidelity and more dynamic playback.

Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximise the sound quality of your vinyl records providing you with audiophile listening pleasure.
High quality Ortofon 2M RED cartridge

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Size and Weight


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

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equaliser and Cartridge

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

Simple Design with Functional Beauty

Turntable section

  • 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
  • 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
      Weight : Approx. 2.0 kg (Including rubber sheet)

Tonearm Section

  • Type

    • Universal Static Balance
  • Effective Length

    • 230 mm
  • Overhang

    • 15 mm
  • 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)
  • 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


  • Audio Output

    • PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1
      LINE (Pin Jack) x 1


  • Power Supply

    • AC 110 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption

    • 8 W
      Approx. 0.2W (Standby)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • 453 x 169 x 372 mm
  • Weight

    • Approx. 9.9 kg
  • Accessories

    • 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

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