Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1200G

SL-1200G

Grand Class

Features

Coreless Direct Drive Motor

Concept of Coreless Direct Drive Motor
Conventional analogue turntables have problems with degradation in sound quality caused by factors such as minute speed vibration during rotation and rotation irregularity called "cogging." In the SL-1200G, the use of a newly developed coreless direct-drive motor with no iron core eliminates cogging. Also, the twin-rotor construction reduces the bearing load while maintaining high torque and also reduces minute vibration during rotation. These factors enable reproduction of the warm, exquisitely detailed sound etched on analogue records.

High-precision Motor Control Technology

The application of motor control technology developed for Blu-ray devices and switching the drive mode depending on the operational status of the motor achieve a high-starting torque and high-speed stability.

Three-layered Turntable Platter

Concept of Three-layered Turntable Platter, Graph of Damping Characteristics
The turntable has a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass and aluminium die-cast platter. With a deadening rubber covering its entire rear surface to eliminate unnecessary resonance, thereby achieving high rigidity and vibration damping. This delivers smooth rotational stability and inertial mass surpassing the SP-10MK2, the direct-drive turntable standard used by broadcast stations worldwide, as well as having more than twice the inertial mass of the SL-1200MK5.

High-level Balance Adjustment

Photo of Balance Adjuster, Photo of
When the weight distribution of the turntable is uneven, excess vibration or noise occurs during rotation, which causes degradation in sound quality. Therefore, the balance of the turntable is adjusted at the factory by using specialized high-precision balance adjustment equipment for each and every item after the turntable is assembled. Turntables that have undergone adjustment are labelled with a sticker reading "BALANCED" to indicate that adjustment has been done.

High-sensitive Tonearm

Photo of High-sensitive Tonearm, Photo of High-precision Bearings, Photo of Supplied auxiliary weights support a wide variety of cartridges
The tonearm employs lightweight magnesium which has a high damping effect, with cold drawing improving the characteristics of the material and achieving the high-precision required. In addition, high initial-motion sensitivity is attained by employing the traditional Technics gimbal suspension construction with horizontal rotation axis and the vertical rotation axis intersecting at a single central point, as well as high-precision bearings using a cut-processed housing.

Four-layered Cabinet Construction

Concept of Four-layered Cabinet Construction
A hairline-processed, 10-mm-thick top panel of immaculate aluminium has been added to the previous three-layered construction of aluminium die-cast, BMC, and heavyweight-class rubber on the SL-1200MK5. This four-layered construction combines high rigidity with a high-quality finish and feel.

High-quality Terminals

Photo of Brass-milled PHONO Output Terminals, Photo of AC Input Terminals (Detectable Input)
The use of brass-milled, gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals prevent degradation in sound quality while enabling the easy attaching and detaching of cables. Also the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.

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Specs

Photo of Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1200G

Size and Weight

Height
173mm
Width
453mm
Depth
372mm
Weight
18kg

Coreless Direct Drive Motor

High-precision Motor Control Technology

Three-layered Turntable Platter

High-level Balance Adjustment

High-sensitive Tonearm

Four-layered Cabinet Construction

Turntable section

  • Type

    • Direct Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable Speeds

    • 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
  • Adjust Range

    • ±8%, ±16%
  • Starting Torque

    • 3.3 kg・cm (2.8 lb-in)
  • Build-up Characteristics

    • 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 r/min
  • Wow And Flutter

    • 0.025% W.R.M.S. (JIS C5521)
  • Rumble

    • 78dB (IEC 98A Weighted)
  • Turntable Platter

    • Brass and Aluminum diecast combined
      Diameter:332mm (13-5/64")
      Weight:About 3.6kg (7 15/16 lb) (Including rubber sheet)

Tonearm Section

  • Type

    • Universal Static Balance
  • Effective Length

    • 230mm (9-1/16")
  • Overhang

    • 15mm (19/32")
  • 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 - 6 mm
  • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

    • 0 - 4 g (direct reading)
  • Head Shell Weight

    • Approx. 7.6 g
  • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

    • (without auxiliary weight)
      5.6 - 12.0g
      14.3 - 20.7g (including headshell)
      (with small auxiliary weight)
      10.0 - 16.4g
      18.7 - 25.1g (including headshell)
      (with large auxiliary weight)
      14.3 - 19.8g
      23.0 - 28.5g (including headshell)
  • Cartridge Mounting Dimension

    • JIS 12.7 mm Interval
  • Head Shell Terminal Lug

    • 1.2 mm φ 4-pin Terminal Lug

Terminals

  • Audio Output

    • PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1
      EARTH TERMINAL x 1

General

  • Power Supply

    • AC120 V, 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption

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

    • 453 x 173 x 372 mm
      17-27/32 x 6-13/16 x 14-21/32 inch
  • Weight

    • Approx. 18 kg
      Approx. 39.7lbs
  • Accessories

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

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