Enter the real vinyl culture with the Technics SL-100C Premium Class Turntable System. Using technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the Reference Class flagship SL-1000R, the SL-100C uses the latest coreless direct drive brushless DC motor provides high-level accuracy in rotation and signal for smooth, stable playback. With an interchangeable pre-installed cartridge, auto-lift function and high-quality, elegant design, the SL-100C is true a hallmark of the Technics tradition.
- Coreless direct drive brushless DC motor, achieves stable rotation that is free from cogging
- Highly sensitive S-shaped aluminum tonearm accurately reads record grooves
- High-rigidity cabinet and high-damping insulator for thorough shut-out of vibrations, ensuring a smooth vinyl-tracking process
- Pre-installed Audio-Technica AT-VM95C pickup cartridge for easy setup; interchangeable for upgrades
- Auto-lift tonearm minimizes needle wear-out and preserves records
The Latest Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieves High-precision Stable Rotation
The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model were lavishly inserted into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable. The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record. Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminum die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging.
Accurately Reads Signals from the Groove on the Record
The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved. The aluminum
die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS-mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics.
Equipped with Audiophile-Grade Cartridge
The SL-100C comes preinstalled with an Audio-Technica AT-VM95C cartridge, so you can listen to your favorite tunes in high fidelity with minimal set up. The tone arm height can be easily adjusted within a range of 6 mm, enabling the use of various other phono cartridges.
Auto Lifter Minimizes Wear on Records and Stylus
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 impacts to the tonearm. Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm. In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritizes sound quality was adopted. The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.
Designed for Functional Beauty
The SL-100C sports a simplistic visual design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the high quality operational feel that is a Technics tradition. Its elegant minimalist appearance will enhance your listening experience.