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Technics SL-1200GR2 Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable System

Technics SL-1200GR2 Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable System

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    New Generation Direct Drive Turntable

    Introducing our cutting-edge motor-drive circuit featuring the revolutionary ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive) – a breakthrough innovation designed to seamlessly eliminate even the tiniest vibrations originating from the motor. Technics’s mission is to elevate your audio experience by pushing the boundaries of sound quality to new heights, where innovation meets unparalleled performance!

    Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1200GR2


    The First Stage of The New Generation of Technics’ Direct Drive Turntables

    We're relentless in our pursuit of superior sound quality, and our latest innovation, the ΔΣ-Drive, is a game-changer. The innovative technology not only eliminates minute motor vibrations but also elevates the electromagnetic conversion precision of your cartridge. Introducing the SL-1200GR2, the first stage of our revolutionary direct drive turntable systems. Immerse yourself in unparalleled audio excellence – because you deserve the best in every beat!

    Coreless Direct Drive Motor

    Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation

    In 1970, Technics revolutionised the turntable industry with the world's first direct drive system. Unlike traditional belt drive setups, our direct drive system minimises motor-induced vibrations, ensuring an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and long-term reliability without the need for frequent part replacements. However, earlier models faced "cogging" issues due to iron cores, affecting rotation regularity. The SL-1200GR2 features an iron coreless single-rotor/single-stator motor, eliminating cogging and maximising rotational smoothness. Experience superior performance and extended durability with Technics' cutting-edge technology.

    New Motor-Drive System, ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive)

    Unlock a new realm of audio precision with the ΔΣ-Drive – a state-of-the-art system harnessing Technics’ expertise in PWM signal processing. In addition to reducing harmonics, the new drive suppresses vibrations from the motor for smoother, more accurate rotation, ensuring a rich reproduction of the music.

    Multi-Stage Silent Power Supply

    Low-Noise Switching Circuit

    By incorporating a high-speed switching power supply, we guarantee a consistently stable power capacity with minimal ripple and humming. This smart utilisation of a switching power supply in our turntable design not only eradicates the necessity for a large transformer but also eliminates the need for additional measures to counteract mechanical vibrations. Moreover, operating at a switching frequency exceeding 100 kHz ensures that any potential noise is confined, preserving the full bandwidth of the music playback for an uninterrupted and superior listening experience.

    Current Injection Active Noise Cancelling

    Our innovative system teams up a powerful noise detection device with a precision error amplifier. It doesn't just detect any lingering noise in the power supply – it goes a step further by applying an inverse phase current to kick out those disruptive noise components. The result? A power supply that surpasses the effectiveness of traditional regulators, ensuring an ideal and pristine environment for your audio, free from low-frequency noise.


    Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity

    The tonearm, a crucial component for precise reading, tracks the record's rotation. Inherited from Technics, it employs a lightweight, rigid aluminium pipe in the traditional static-balance universal S-shape. Featuring a gimbal suspension and high-precision bearing, it achieves initial-motion sensitivity of 5 mg or less through manual assembly by skilled Japanese artisans. This meticulous construction ensures accurate tracing of record grooves. Plus, it includes an auxiliary weight, providing flexibility for a variety of pickup cartridges.

    Two-layer Rigid Platter with Vibration Damping Characteristics

    Our platter's advanced design ensures superior sound quality by combining a two-layer construction with strategic deadening rubber. This effectively eliminates unwanted resonance, providing a clear and immersive audio experience. Through simulation optimisation, we've enhanced the aluminium die-cast portion to increase inertial mass and minimise vibration, resulting in improved overall performance. The addition of strengthening ribs at the back further enhances rigidity. Compared to the SL-1200MK5, our platter boasts damping characteristics that are more than twice as effective, ensuring an unparalleled listening experience.

    High-Grade Parts

    Two-layered Cabinet Construction

    The SL-1200GR2 ensures high rigidity by using a body with a two-layered construction that solidly unifies the BMC and the aluminium die-cast chassis.

    High-Quality Terminals

    The turntable uses gold-plated phono terminals for detachable cables, while metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.

    High-Damping Silicon Insulators

    For the insulators supporting the body, the SL-1200GR2 uses special silicon rubber that ensures high vibration damping characteristics and long-term reliability.

    Coreless direct drive motor achieving stable rotation

    ΔΣ-Drive suppresses vibrations from the motor for smoother, more accurate rotation

    Low-noise, low-voltage power circuit and a switching power supply

    Two-layer platter with high rigidity and vibration damping

    Tonearm achieving high initial-motion sensitivity

    High-rigidity body and high-damping silicon insulators for smooth sound and isolation from various vibrations


    Turntable Section

    • Drive Method

      • Direct Drive
    • Motor

      • Brushless DC motor
    • Turntable Speeds

      • 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
    • Pitch Adjustment Range

      • ±8% and ±16%
    • Starting Torque

      • 2.2 kg・cm
    • Build-up Characteristics

      • 0.7 s. from standstill to 33- 1/3 rpm
    • Braking system

      • Electronic brake
    • Wow and Flutter

      • 0.025% W.R.M.S.
    • Turntable Platter

      • Aluminum diecast
        Weight:Approx. 2.5kg (Including a rubber sheet)

    Tonearm Section

    • Type

      • Static Balance
    • Effective Length

      • 230mm
    • Overhang

      • 15mm
    • Tracking Error Angle

      • Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30cm(12") record)
        Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30cm(12") record)
    • Offset Angle

      • 22°
    • Arm Height Adjustment Range

      • 0 - 6mm
    • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

      • 0 - 4g (Direct Reading)
    • Headshell weight

      • Approx. 7.6g
    • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

      • (without auxiliary weight)
        5.6 - 12.0g
        3.1 - 9.5g (using cartridge spacer)
        14.3 - 20.7g (including head shell)
        (with auxiliary weight)
        10.0 - 16.4g
        7.5 - 13.9g (using cartridge spacer)
        18.7 - 25.1g (including head shell)
    • Cartridge Mounting Dimension

      • 12.7 mm (1/2") interval
    • Head Shell Terminal Lug

      • 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug


    • Audio Output

      • PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1
        EARTH TERMINAL x 1


    • Power Supply

      • AC220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
    • Power Consumption

      • 11 W (ON)
        0.3 W (OFF)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)

      • 453 x 173 x 372 mm
    • Weight

      • Approx. 11.5kg
    • Operating temperature range

      • 0℃ to +40℃
    • Operating humidity range

      • 35% to 80% RH (no condensation)
    • Accessories

      • Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover,
        EP record adaptor, Balance weight,
        Auxiliary weight, Cartridge spacer
        Head shell, Overhang gauge,
        Screw set for cartridge, PHONO cable,
        PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord,
        Owner's Manual




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    Delivery & Returns

    Delivery & Returns

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    For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

    Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

    Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.