Technics SL-1210G
Direct Drive Turntable

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Technics SL-1210G Direct Drive Turntable

Fusing Technics' traditional analogue and leading-edge digital technologies

The Technics SL-1210G combined Technics‘ traditional analogue technology and advanced digital technology, while redesigning parts throughout. Its outstanding performance literally rocked the hi-fi market and redefined the reference for direct-drive turntables. Parts that were inherited from the SL-1210G were newly developed for the SL-1210GR, beginning with the coreless direct-drive motor and precise motor control technology that eliminated the cogging that originated from rotation irregularity, and including a low-vibration, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm. By these measures, the level of performance clearly outperforms the usual standards of its class. The SL-1210GR invites more audio enthusiasts to enjoy music with the rich, robust sound of analogue records.

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.

Technics SL1210G Direct-Drive Turntable

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 highspeed 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.

Technics SL1210G Direct-Drive Turntable

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.

Technics SL1210G Direct-Drive Turntable

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.

Technics SL1210G Direct-Drive Turntable

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.

Technics SL1210G Direct-Drive Turntable

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.

Technics SL1210G Direct-Drive Turntable

Turntable section

TypeDirect Drive Manual Turntable
Turntable Speeds33-1/3, 45 and 78 r/min
Adjust Range±8 %, ±16 %
Starting Torque3.3 kg-cm
Build-up Characteristics0.7 s. from Standstill to 33-1/3 r/min
Wow And Flutter0.025 % W.R.M.S.
Rumble78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)
Turntable PlatterAluminium diecast
Diameter : 332 mm
Weight : Approx. 2.5 kg (Including rubber mat)

Tonearm Section

TypeUniversal Static Balance
Effective Length230 mm
Overhang15 mm
Tracking Error AngleWithin 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm record)
Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm record)
Offset Angle22°
Arm-height Adjustment Range0 - 6 mm
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range0 - 4 g (Direct Reading)
Head Shell WeightApprox. 7.6 g
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range(without auxiliary weight)
5.6 - 12.0 g
14.3 - 20.7 g (including head shell)
(with auxiliary weight)
10.0 - 16.4 g
23.0 - 28.5 g (including head shell)
Cartridge Mounting DimensionJIS 12.7 mm (1/2") interval
Head Shell Terminal Lug1.2 mmf 4-pin terminal lug


Audio OutputPHONO (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1


Power SupplyAC 110 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption11 W Approx. / 0.2 W (Standby)
Dimensions (W x H x D)453 x 173 x 372 mm
WeightApprox. 18 kg
AccessoriesTurntable, Turntable Mat, Dust Cover, EP Record Adaptor,Balace Weight, Auxiliary Weight Small, Auxiliary Weight Big,Head Shell, Overhang Gauge, Screw Set for Cartridge,PHONO Cable, PHONO Earth Lead, AC Mains Lead, Screw Set for Turntable, Owner's Manual

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