SL-1200G and SL-1200GAE Turntable | By Technics


Turntables had gone out of fashion along with the good old records, but people still remembered their warm sound. The unique sound is exactly what’s brought turntables back to the market, and Technics SL-1200G and SL-1200GAE Turntable are a new system for Hi-Fi use. Technics developed the direct-drive turntable, and audiophiles and DJs loved the SL-1200 Series. Well, these new systems are going to be even better than the old direct drive turntables. It looks like the vinyl collections are coming back in style.

The Technics SL-1200G and SL-1200GAE are innovative turntables designed to remove the weaknesses of regular direct-drive turntables. The iron core within the motor has been removed to eliminate cogging. There are also high-precision rotary positioning sensors that use a microprocessor to evade the annoying noise from the motor. This is achieved by suppressing vibration. The motor is programmed to automatically detect the best rotating angle thanks to the encoder beneath. The company really went out of their way to provide you the best audio experience.

SL-1200G on a table, front view. blue background.

The coreless Direct Drive Motor of SL-1200GAE eliminates cogging so you’ll get a beautiful warm sound

The twin-rotator design of these turntables reduces the overall bearing load. The 4-layer cabinet construction is made from heavyweight brass and die-cast aluminum and has rubber along the bottom side to smooth out any undesirable resonance. The company claims that when it comes to resonance reduction, these are going to be the best turntables so far. The SL-1200GAE limited edition has a magnesium housing while SL-1200G comes with an aluminum top plate. What these two have in common is a high sensitive tonearm and high accuracy when you put the needle down.

Technics SL-1200G and SL-1200GAE

The high sensitive tonearm and the traditional Technics gimbal suspension construction guarantee high precision

These turntables have been cold drawn to further decrease dampening and combined with Technic’s gimbal suspension construction, the system works perfectly. These units feature a four-layered cabinet with a 10mm top panel of aluminum on top. This gives them a more rigid look and attractive aesthetics. The limited edition Grand Class SL-1200GAE will be available this summer, and each piece will have a serial number while the standard Grand Class SL-1200G is scheduled for launching in late 2016.

Technics SL-1200GAE on a table, tilted view.

The four-layer cabinet with an aluminum finish combines high rigidity and quality with great aesthetics

Check out the video to get a closer look at the SL-1200GAE:

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