Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GR
Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GR
Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GR
Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GR
Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GR

Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1210GR

Sale price$1,699.99
SKU: SL-1210GR

The new standard model inheriting the technology of its predecessors, the Technics SL-1210GR was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation, inviting more audio enthusiasts to enjoy music with the rich, robust sound of analogue records.

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Fusing Technics’ traditional analog and digital technologies, the SL-1210GR is the new standard in direct drive turntable systems.  With a newly developed coreless direct-drive motor and precise motor control technology that eliminates cogging from rotation irregularity, plus a low-vibration, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm, the SL-1210GR outperforms the usual standards of its class, for rich, robust sounds and true high-fidelity listening.

  • Newly developed coreless direct-drive motor with no iron core eliminates cogging
  • Advanced motor control technology for high starting torque and high-speed stability.
  • Three-layer turntable construction with deadening rubber to eliminate unnecessary resonance
  • The balance of the turntable is adjusted at the factory using specialized high-precision equipment
  • High-sensitivity tonearm with lightweight magnesium for a high damping effect

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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-1210GR, 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-1210GR invites more audio enthusiasts to enjoy music with the rich, robust sound of analogue records.

Coreless Direct-Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation

In 1970, Technics commercialized the world‘s first direct-drive turntable, and the system took the world by storm. 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.


And 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. This motor was adopted for the SL-1200G, which once again drew a significant response in the hi-fi market. The SL-1210GR inherits the same design philosophy with the new development of a single-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct-drive motor, resulting in the elimination of cogging.

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 aluminum pipe with excellent light weight and rigidity for the material of the tonearm pipe.

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