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Technics SL-1500C Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL-1500C
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Technics SL-1500C Direct Drive TurntablePurchase OnlinePrice per item: $1,999.00 Christchurch 330 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch New Zealand 172.6476606 -43.5364992 Wellington 3 Margaret Street, Hutt Central Lower Hutt New Zealand 174.9037902 -41.2093658
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Hi-Fidelity Turntable

 

The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model has been implemented into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable. The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record. Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminium die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging. The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics. The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved. In addition, reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals, which have less sound quality degradation, for the PHONO and LINE terminals.

 

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge

 

The SL-1500C features a built-in phono equalizer and bundled cartridge making it able to play directly into almost any stereo or home theatre system. The shield structure of the built-in phono equalizer suppresses the effects of external noise and noise from the power supply. It is also equipped with a switch to turn the LINE output off when it is not being used. The turntable has been designed to thoroughly shut-out adverse effects to the PHONO output. The dedicated power supply for the PHONO output terminal is isolated from the power supply for the LINE output terminal, and has been designed to prioritize sound quality by minimising the wiring of the PHONO signal. The isolated terminals also prevent wiring mistakes.

 

An Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which is highly acclaimed as an MM cartridge, has been selected as the bundled cartridge. Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximise the sound quality of vinyl records.

 

Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably

 

When the tonearm reaches the end of the record, the Auto Lifter function automatically raises the cartridge. This prevents unnecessary wear on your valuable vinyl records and stylus. By embedding the Auto Lifter function in the base portion of the tonearm, it eliminates impacts to the tonearm. This simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm. In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritises sound quality was adopted. The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operation.

 

Simple Design with Functional Beauty

 

The SL-1500C sports a simple design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the superb operating feel that is a Technics tradition. The attractive appearance lets you enjoy playing records to your heart’s content.

 

Specifications...

  • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
  • Starting Torque: 0.18 N・m / 1.8 kg・cm
  • Turntable Platter: Aluminium diecast
  • Diameter: 332mm 
  • Weight: About 2.0 kg
  • Tonearm 
    • Type: Universal 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)
  • Terminals
    • Audio Output: PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1
    • EARTH TERMINAL x 1
      LINE (Pin Jack) x 1
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 372 mm
  • Weight Approx. 9.9 kg

 

Check out some reviews of the SL-1500C - What Hi-Fi 

 

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