Technics SL-1210G Direct Drive turntable Ex-demonstration

Technics SL1210G direct drive turntable

What we Say:

Technics launched the SL-1200G Grand Class turntable in 2016. Now they have followed this with the Technics SL-1210G.  It is a true audiophile deck which is packed with features old and new. The deck looks, feels and sounds simply stunning so contact us soon to experience it yourself.

It is a modern classic which builds on huge tradition. Technics have sold over 3.5m decks over many generations so have honed their engineering skills over many years.

This Grand Class deck accumulates this experience and we are delighted to have it at DNA Audio.

As you would expect, build quality is exceptional. No compromise has been taken in its construction, in fact the deck weighs a hefty 18Kg. This deck will give years of pleasure no matter what your music preference.

Performance is also amazing. Detail, weight and scale are sublime. The sound-stage of course is wide and detailed.

The Technics SL-1210G does not include a cartridge so DNA Audio would be happy to help you with this decision. We will happily give you our guidance based on your listening habits.

The SL1210G is the big brother to the new 1500C

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Features include:

Pitch control

Reset button

Speed selection

Magnesium Tonearm

Triple layered platter

Target pop-up light


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What they say:


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.