Why are Technics turntables expensive?

Speaking to What Hi-Fi, Technics CTO Tetsuya Itani explained that the SL-1200G carries a heavy price tag mainly because the manufacturing costs are very high. “Because the original 1210 turntables were manufactured for so many years, the manufacturing process had got to a very low-cost.

How do you lubricate a Technics turntable?

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What happened to Technics turntables?

Technics (テクニクス, Tekunikusu) is a Japanese brand name of the Panasonic Corporation for audio equipment. Panasonic discontinued the brand for most products in October 2010, but it was revived in 2015 with new high-end turntables. The brand is best known for the SL-1200 DJ turntable, an industry standard for decades.

Why is the Technics SL-1200 so expensive?

Yes. There is some stock from the original production run still available (deadstock). However, they are highly in demand and hard to come by, therefore, they are very expensive from the distributor. Click here to view Turntable Lab’s selection of Technics 1200 turntables.

Where do I oil my turntable?

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How do you service a direct drive turntable?

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What is the best vintage Technics turntable to buy?

The 1500s, 1600s and 1700s are all solid turntables that are essentially variations on the 1200 design. The pick of this series would have to be the 1700s. These are all direct drive turntables, and this is another good rule of thumb with vintage Technics turntables.

Are Technics SL-1200 turntables good for DJing?

The good news is that other members of the vintage Technics turntables series have components borrowed or influenced by the Technics SL-1200. The turntables may not add up to the same level for pure DJing, but for listening, they make excellent turntables. There are a host of vintage Technics turntables with model numbers ‘SL-1×00’.

How much does a turntable platter weigh?

The turntable also features an impressive turntable platter with a 10-mm-thick brass weight, enhanced with tungsten weights on the outer periphery. The brass weight is laminated onto the aluminum die-cast, giving the platter a total weight of approximately 7.9 kg and an inertial mass of approximately 1 ton・cm.

What kind of tonearm does the Technics sl-1000r have?

The Technics SL-1000R system features an S-type universal tonearm with a lightweight, high damping magnesium tonearm pipe.