Product Type: Technics turntables
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Technics SL-1200 series
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Technics SL-1200 series
Date: 18/08/11, updated on 26/08/11 (71 review reads)
Advantages: longevity, high quality finish
The Technic Sl-1200 series turntables have become the holy grail to vinyl audio enthusiasts. If your an up and coming DJ, I would definitely recommend on practicing on these first because techniques like beatmatching and scratching are a lot easier to learn on these as compared to other brands. It was like night and day when I switched from my old Lenco tables to these. What sets them apart from other brands is its high quality build, versatility, and reliability. For around Euro 695 you get a hi-fi turntable with a cool custom silver look that will surely impress all your friends and make you the life of the party (DJ joke :} ) If your a fan of scratching records or beatmatching you will love the 'high torque' design and "variable pitch control" features. These turntables have been very popular and successful thanks to its patented 'Direct drive' motor system. Located directly underneath the platter, the motor allows users to have precise control and full 'torque' while mixing there favorite records. If you want top of the line turntables look no further, the Technic Sl-1200's will meet all your demands and fullfill all your audio desires.
FEATURES reference "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_SL-120 0"
* Magnetic (no wear), direct drive (low slip) mechanism.
* High torque design which means the platter will spin at the desired speed almost immediately (0.7 s to reach 33 ¹⁄₃ RPM from standstill), and will very rapidly reacquire the desired speed, without "overshooting", if the platter is dragged or nudged. This aids beatmatching.
*Variable pitch control, allowing the rotational speed to be adjusted from -8% to +8%
*High reliability: many examples of SL-1200s lasting well over 15 years of heavy use and withstanding physical shock without functional impairment.
*Very low wow and flutter (0.01%), which means that the platter will stay within 1/100 of 1% of the desired speed.
Summary: these are the best turntables money can buy
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