About Technics

Technics is the brand name of hi-fi audio products owned by Panasonic Corporation.

To see more detail about Panasonic Corporation, visit here.

We chose to offer Technics products as we think they offer something truly different to our other turntable brands and Technics continue to be real innovators in turntable design.  This all started when Technics launched the SP-10 back in 1970. It was just a motor unit but a motor unit like no other before it. When the LP12 came along a couple of years later the SP-10 was triple the price of the LINN motor unit. The SP-10 was mainly aimed at broadcast but many found there way into domestic systems along with a variety of arms including SME unsuprisingly.

1970

SP-10

Direct-Drive Turntable
The Direct-Drive Turntable That Wrote a New Chapter in the History of Record Players.

DETAILS

The SP-10 was the world’s first turntable to use a direct-drive system. With the direct-drive system, the motor rotated at the same speed as the record; therefore, there was no speed reducing mechanism, such as a belt or idler. As a result, mechanical vibrations originating from the speed reduction mechanism were nonexistent. The turntable platter weighed 2.8 kg and had inertial mass of 330 kg-cm2. Every platter produced was meticulously adjusted for optimal dynamic balance. Since the spin speed was electronically changed when the dial was operated, there was no switching mechanism to cause rotational fluctuation. The rotation speeds of 33-1/3 and 45 rpm were individually fine-adjustable. The SP-10 was used by the BBC and also evaluated highly around the world. It became a de facto reference for Hi-Fi record players.

Technics followed this up by a raft of further innovative products such as the SL-10 parallel tracking deck which is still an Iconic design to this day and also the SL-1210 which is still to this day the turntable of choice for most DJs.

The current Hi-Fi range keeps building and now starts at the SL-1500C.

Technics Announces the Complete Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1500C Which Inherits Technics Sound-quality Technology

January 2019

Las Vegas, NV, United States, 7 January 2019 – Technics today unveiled the new SL-1500C Premium Class Direct Drive Turntable System. The SL-1500C inherits the brand’s high-end sound quality concept and adds a host of original Technics technologies, such as a coreless direct drive motor and high-sensitivity tonearm. To simplify the playing of analogue records, the built-in Phono EQ connects to a wide variety of devices. The SL-1500C also comes equipped with a high-quality Ortofon 2M Red phono cartridge.
The SL-1500C is a complete turntable system designed for a wide range of users, even outside of strictly dedicated audio enthusiasts.

Technics

About Technics

Technics is the brand name of hi-fi audio products owned by Panasonic Corporation.

To see more detail about Panasonic Corporation, visit here.

We chose to offer Technics products as we think they offer something truly different to our other turntable brands and Technics continue to be real innovators in turntable design.  This all started when Technics launched the SP-10 back in 1970. It was just a motor unit but a motor unit like no other before it. When the LP12 came along a couple of years later the SP-10 was triple the price of the LINN motor unit. The SP-10 was mainly aimed at broadcast but many found there way into domestic systems along with a variety of arms including SME unsuprisingly.

1970

SP-10

Direct-Drive Turntable
The Direct-Drive Turntable That Wrote a New Chapter in the History of Record Players.

DETAILS

The SP-10 was the world’s first turntable to use a direct-drive system. With the direct-drive system, the motor rotated at the same speed as the record; therefore, there was no speed reducing mechanism, such as a belt or idler. As a result, mechanical vibrations originating from the speed reduction mechanism were nonexistent. The turntable platter weighed 2.8 kg and had inertial mass of 330 kg-cm2. Every platter produced was meticulously adjusted for optimal dynamic balance. Since the spin speed was electronically changed when the dial was operated, there was no switching mechanism to cause rotational fluctuation. The rotation speeds of 33-1/3 and 45 rpm were individually fine-adjustable. The SP-10 was used by the BBC and also evaluated highly around the world. It became a de facto reference for Hi-Fi record players.

Technics followed this up by a raft of further innovative products such as the SL-10 parallel tracking deck which is still an Iconic design to this day and also the SL-1210 which is still to this day the turntable of choice for most DJs.

The current Hi-Fi range keeps building and now starts at the SL-1500C.

Technics Announces the Complete Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1500C Which Inherits Technics Sound-quality Technology

January 2019

Las Vegas, NV, United States, 7 January 2019 – Technics today unveiled the new SL-1500C Premium Class Direct Drive Turntable System. The SL-1500C inherits the brand’s high-end sound quality concept and adds a host of original Technics technologies, such as a coreless direct drive motor and high-sensitivity tonearm. To simplify the playing of analogue records, the built-in Phono EQ connects to a wide variety of devices. The SL-1500C also comes equipped with a high-quality Ortofon 2M Red phono cartridge.
The SL-1500C is a complete turntable system designed for a wide range of users, even outside of strictly dedicated audio enthusiasts.

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