Changes to conditions of entry to the store as of the 11th of October

TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge
TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable

Ask a Question

Ask a Question

TECHNICS SL 1210GR Direct Drive Turntable

TECHNICS SL 1210GR Direct Drive Turntable

TECHNICS SL 1500C Direct Drive Turntable

TECHNICS SL 1500C Direct Drive Turntable

TECHNICS SL 1200G Grand Class Turntable

Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable System

TECHNICS SL-1200G Grand Class Turntable

Direct Drive Turntable System

Includes Dust Cover

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Turntable section


  • Direct Drive Manual Turntable

Turntable Speeds

  • 331/3RPM
  • 45 RPM
  • 78 RPM

Adjust Range

  • ±8 %
  • ±16 %

Starting Torque

  • 3.3 kg-cm

Build-Up Characteristics

  • 0.7 s. from Standstill to 33-1/3 rpm

Wow and Flutter

  • 0.025 % W.R.M.S. (JIS C5521)


  • 78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)

Turntable Platter

  • Brass and aluminium die-cast combined
    • Diameter: 332mm
    • Weight: Approx. 3.6kg (including rubber mat)

Tonearm Section


  • Universal Static Balance

Effective Length

  • 230 mm


  • 15 mm

Tracking Error Angle

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

Offset Angle

  • 22°

Arm-Height Adjustment Range

  • 0 - 6 mm

Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

  • 0 - 4 g (direct reading)

Headshell Weight

  • Approx. 7.6 g

Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

  • Without Auxiliary Weight:
    • 5.6g - 12.0g
    • 14.3g - 20.7g (including headshell)
  • With Small Auxiliary Weight
    • 10.0g - 16.4g
    • 18.7g - 25.1g (including headshell)
  • With Large Auxiliary Weight
    • 14.3g - 19.8g
    • 23.0g - 28.5g (including headshell)

Cartridge Mounting Dimensions

  • JIS 12.7 mm Interval (standard half inch mount)

Head Shell Terminal Lug

  • 1.2 mm φ 4-pin Terminal Lug


Audio Output

  • PHONO (RCA L and R)
  • Earth Terminal


Power Supply

  • AC 110V - 240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

  • 14W Approx
  • 0.2W Stanby


  • 453mm Width
  • 173mm Height
  • 372mm Depth


  • Approx. 18 kg


  • Turntable
  • Turntable Mat
  • Dust Cover
  • EP Record Adaptor
  • Balance Weight
  • Auxiliary Weight Small
  • Auxiliary Weight Large
  • Headshell
  • Overhang Gauge
  • Screw Set for cartridge
  • PHONO RCA cables
  • PHONO Earth lead
  • AC Mains Lead
  • Screw Set for Turntable
  • Owner's Manual

More from this brand

  1. TECHNICS SL 1500C Direct Drive Turntable
    TECHNICS SL 1500C Direct Drive Turntable
    As low as $1,999.00
  2. TECHNICS EAH-AZ70W True Wireless Earphones
    TECHNICS EAH-AZ70W True Wireless Earphones
    As low as $349.00 Regular Price $449.00