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Grand Class Turntable
The new standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation.
Fusing Technics' traditional analogue and leading-edge digital technologies
Launched in 2016, the SL-1200G combined Technics‘ traditional analogue technology and advanced digital technology, while redesigning parts throughout. Its outstanding performance literally rocked the hi-fi market and redefined the reference for direct-drive turntables. Parts that were inherited from the SL-1200G were newly developed for the SL-1200GR, beginning with the coreless direct-drive motor and precise motor control technology that eliminated the cogging that originated from rotation irregularity, and including a low-vibration, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm. By these measures, the level of performance clearly outperforms the usual standards of its class. The SL-1200GR invites more audio enthusiasts to enjoy music with the rich, robust sound of analogue records.
Coreless Direct-Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation
Unlike belt-drive and other systems, direct-drive systems rotate the motor at low speed and directly drive the platter, thus providing numerous advantages, such as the almost complete absence of degradation in S/N ratio due to motor vibration and deceleration mechanisms, as well as high reliability over a long period time because of not requiring parts replacement. In 2016, Technics developed the twin-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct-drive motor with rotor magnets placed on both sides, thereby eliminating the rotation irregularity of the motor, referred to as "cogging," which was a unique issue for direct-drive systems.
High-precision Motor Control for Ideal Rotation Conditions
The rotation control, which verifies and corrects the precision of the motor, uses the latest motor control technology cultivated in the development of Blu-ray disc devices, just as that used by the SL-1200G. Sine waves stored in ROM are used for the control waveforms at constant speed, and this achieves smoother and more stable rotation compared with using the simple sine wave generation with an external coil as in the conventional SL-1200MK5.
Pursuing Rigidity and Vibration Damping Characteristics
The platter achieves high rigidity and vibration damping characteristics by using a two-layer construction with deadening rubber applied to the entire rear surface of the aluminium die-cast to eliminate the unnecessary resonance that is otherwise relayed to the record. At 2.5 kg (including the rubber mat), the SL-1200GR platter is 0.8 kg heavier than that of the previous SL-1200MK5. Also, the back surface of the platter has strengthening ribs added to improve rigidity. Increasing the surface area of contact with the deadening rubber achieves damping characteristics that are more than twice those of the SL-1200MK5.
Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity
The tonearm tracks the rotation of the record and enables reading with high precision, and the tonearm inherited by Technics is the traditionally used static-balance universal S-shaped tonearm, employing an aluminium pipe with excellent light weight and rigidity for the material of the tonearm pipe. With its gimbal suspension construction, the tonearm bearing section uses a cut-processed housing that employs high-precision bearings, as in the SL-1200G. The high initial-motion sensitivity of 5 mg or less is achieved through manual assembly and adjustment by skilled Japanese artisans. This enables the grooves etched into the records to be accurately traced.
High-quality Terminals for Both Sound and Appearance
The turntable uses gold-plated phono terminals for detachable cables, and so a wide variety of cables can be selected. Also, the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.
High-rigidity Body and High-damping Silicon Insulators for Smooth Sound and Isolation from Various Vibrations
The SL-1200GR ensures high rigidity by using a body with a two-layered construction solidly unifying the BMC and the aluminium die-cast chassis. For the insulators supporting the body, the SL-1200GR uses special silicon rubber that ensures both high vibration damping characteristics and long-term reliability. Vibration in the horizontal direction is absorbed by reinforcement with cylindrical tubes using microcell polymers. While inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, the insulators have had tuning performed specifically for the SL-1200GR. Also, the installation section of the insulators is equipped with a vertical adjustment mechanism using screws. This eliminates the rattle that occurs when the turntable is installed in a rack or the like, and prevents unwanted vibration.
- Coreless Direct-Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation
- High-precision Motor Control for Ideal Rotation Conditions
- Pursuing Rigidity and Vibration Damping Characteristics
- Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity
- High-quality Terminals for Both Sound and Appearance
- High-rigidity Body and High-damping Silicon Insulators for Smooth Sound and Isolation from Various Vibrations
|Power Supply||AC 110 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||14 W Approx. 0.2 W (standby)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||453 x 173 x 372 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 11.5 kg|
Direct Drive Manual Turntable
33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
0.7 s. from Standstill to 33-1/3 rpm
Wow And Flutter
0.025 % W.R.M.S.
|Rumble||78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)|
|Turntable Platter||Aluminium diecast|
|Weight : Approx. 2.5 kg (Including rubber sheet)|
|Type||Universal Static Balance|
|Effective Length||230 mm|
|Tracking Error Angle||Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm record)|
|Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm record)|
|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 - 12.0 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)|
|Cartridge Mounting Dimension||
JIS 12.7 mm (1/2") interval
|Head Shell Terminal Lug||1.2 mm φ 4-pin Terminal Lug|
|Audio Output||PHONO (Pin Jack)|
- Technics SL-1200GR Direct Drive Turntable
- Turntable sheet
- Dust cover
- EP record adapter
- Balance weight
- Auxiliary weight
- Head shell
- Overhang gauge
- Screw set for cartridge
- PHONO cable
- PHONO earth lead
- AC power supply cord
- Owner's Manual