Technics Custom SL-1200MK2 Audiophile Turntable - Made to Order
Please note that each turntable is custom made after you place your order, and will take about 3 weeks to ship.
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like a color other than white (we have several options that are constantly changing - just ask us for your preference).
While the original Technics SL-1200MK2 is a wonderful turntable, we made some unique modifications to make it better suited for your HiFi system.
This is not a new concept as Technics recently discontinued the SL-1200MK2, made a few tweaks, and then re-released it to the HIFI market at three times the original cost!
We start with an SL-1200MK2 (which many believe was the sweet spot for this model), fully test and service it, and replace any electrical components that are showing any signs of age.
We then service and tune the tonearm to perfection, and install a fabulous new Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 MC (Moving-Coil) Cartridge.
We also offer a range of other phono cartridges that can be mounted and calibrated for you. And if you already have a favorite cartridge you’re welcome to send it in and we’ll mount and professionally calibrate it on the table for you. Choosing a different cartridge can be daunting since there are so many options, so contact us here to help you find the right fit.
(If you're unfamiliar with the setup of a turntable we can help on the phone or via FaceTime during your initial unboxing. We’ve done this a bunch of times with great success).
We then fit some very high quality machined aluminum suspension feet to give it a bit more isolation. We finish the top plate in a white gloss powder coat to make it look a bit more distinct, and replace the original dull orange incandescent strobe with super bright white LED's.
Underneath the platter we install a user controllable RGB LED strip to give it some subtle glow, perfect for those late night darkened room listening sessions. It's currently set to white which is subtle and coherent, but can be changed to any color you desire with the supplied remote control.
Finally, we change out the factory hard-wired RCA cables for a higher quality name brand set with a bit of extra length so you can position the table in an optimal spot.
The turntables look like new and are set to work another 30 years.
We are including a dust cover that sits on top (not hinged) which is a bit worn, but will do the job if you must use one.
*The cork mat and record weight in the pictures are not included in this listing but we have similar items available if you wish to order some.
Click here for a PDF copy of the original SL-1200MK2 Manual
Technical Specifications and Details:
The original Technics SL1200 was introduced in 1972 and featured a servo-controlled direct-drive mechanism and EPA-120 tonearm. The turntable was also available without an arm as the SL-120.
In 1979 the mkII was released with a Quartz Locked Phase control system providing exceptional pitch accuracy and an aluminum die-cast cabinet which had a special heavy-duty rubber base to isolate the turntable from external vibration.
The SL-1210 model is virtually identical to the SL-1200 but features voltage selection and is usually finished in black instead of silver.
When Technics introduced the original SL-1200 direct drive turntable several years ago, it made all other turntables seem antiquated in comparison.
It became a strong favorite among audio purists, amateur and professional, and was particularly popular in discos because of its rugged construction, easy handling, high torque and good immunity to feedback.
The mkII represents the next generation, incorporating numerous improvements over the original.
In addition to being quartz-locked, it permits continuous speed adjustment under quartz control, a feature appreciated by disco DJ's who wish to maintain consistent rhythm when changing records.
Its starring torque is high, with the platter reaching speed within 0.7seconds from a standstill.
It also maintains the selected speed better than the original SL-1200.
It should also prove virtually feedback proof because of its special base design.
Brushless DC motor
13.07 Inches, 4.41 Lls. (332mm, 2kg)
33.33 and 45 RPM
Wow and flutter:
9.05 Inches (230mm)
0.59 Inches (15mm)
Stylus pressure range:
0 to 2.5g
17.83" x 14.17" x 6.38" (453 x 360 x 162mm)
27.55 lbs. (12.5kg)
Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.
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