Product Type: Technics turntables
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A Turntable for the Time
Technics SL 1210 II
Member Name: mickr
Technics SL 1210 II
Advantages: Excellent sound
Technics SL 1210 II Turntable
About six months ago, we borrowed the Technics SL 1210 turntable from my mother-in-law as we were considering getting one, though prices were unbelievable for many models. This one in particular comes in at a height of nearly £800 on Amazon, though there are also much more reasonable prices for it at £255 which is still very steep though much better than the highest RRP. Suffice to say that my mother-in-law will want her turntable back eventually, so the question is, will we be going out and buying this particular model?
I would not say that this is the most attractive turntable I have seen, though it is certainly not bad looking. The weight of it is something else, though. It states that it weighs 24.25 lb and is certainly not the lightest of the bunch, though once positioned, we did not have the need to move it so this issue really did not matter in the end! The hinges for the plastic covering are well screwed on and the turntable itself runs smoothly and without any problems at all (at least none we came across) The four feet each have a safe surface on the bottom to avoid scratches on worktops and allow a good flow of air underneath so not to overheat the turntable. The arm also moves fluidly both when in use and when taking in and out of its holder and it also comes with a plastic cover to avoid damages to the end. There are two options for speed on this turntable deck which are 33 and 45rpm with a pitch speed which can be altered between plus and minus 10, though to be honest, I have not really used the pitch speed alternator so can not comment on how well it works.
The main thing which I look at when comparing turntable is of course the sound. There is no point having a high tech turntable if the sound is terrible! This turntable, though, has a fantastic sound. One thing I do miss, though, is the lesser scratching sound associated with old turntables. Whilst you do get a certain amount of noise, the silence is almost overwhelming between tracks. This is certainly not a bad point, though, just a personal preference!
* Arm Action: Manual
* Drive: Direct
* Mechanism Type: Quartz Speed Control
* Size (mm): 450
* Year of Introduction: 1990
Product Dimensions: 53 x 43 x 23 cm ; 9 g
I have to admit that I really fell in love with this turntable, though I am not sure whether I will eventually purchase my own of this make and this is mainly due to the extreme cost. Whilst the lower cost is much better, the upper cost is beyond ridiculous, even if this is a fantastic model. I do recommend this item, though not the cost!
Summary: A great turntable though the highest RRP is very expensive
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