Vinyl enthusiasts, get ready. Technics has launched a new entry-level direct drive turntable in the SL-100C and a new turntable aimed at DJs in the SL-1200MK7.
Technics below the SL-1500C SL-100C (£ 799 / € 899) – one of the best turntables in recent years – as the brand’s cheapest vinyl deck yet. It carries the features that have made Technet’s turntables so popular, including an iron-coreless direct drive motor and high-precision S-shaped aluminum tonearm. Technics calls it a “highly attractive solution” for vinyl enthusiasts looking for a turntable at an accessible price.
Changes have been made to make the SL-100C a cost-effective solution “without significant compromise”. The SL-100C comes with an on-board pickup cartridge in the auto-techno VW95C; The cartridge’s conical stylus is said to ensure accurate tracking and detail retrieval from the vinyl record grooves, while the cartridge’s features mean it is “widely used” with phono MM (moving magnet) input on hi-fi amplifiers. Compatible “.
The SL-100C’s iron-coreless direct drive motor with powerful torque is included to give “smooth rotational stability”, which prevents external vibrations with the vinyl player’s high-stiffness cabinet and high-damping insulator . The two-layer plate also provides damping features to reduce the impact of vibration on the unit. The toner is automatic, activated at the end of the vinyl groove pattern to prevent unnecessary needle wear, although that feature can be turned off if the listener wishes.
The SL-100C goes on sale in Europe in June 2021. It will be available from Amazon for € 899 / £ 799.
The SL-100C is not just an announcement of turntable technics. DJ enthusiasts will be pleased to learn about the existence of the SL-1200MK7 Direct Drive Turntable, which inherits the same features and performance as the SL-1210MK7 which has become a favorite of the vinyl DJ community since its launch in 2019 .
In terms of features and functionality, the new SL-1200MK7 features the SL-1210MK7 with its S-shaped toner: two with coreless direct drive motors, “improved” vibration-damping, high-rigging cabinets and a high-damping insulator. -Layer platter, torque and brake speed adjustment function, pitch control, reverse play, and a stylus illuminator that features a high-bright, long-life LED. To differentiate itself from the SL-1210MK7, the SL-1200MK7 comes in a silver finish compared to the black look of the SL-12010MK7.
The Technics SL-1200MK7 goes on sale in Europe in May 2021, priced at £ 799.