Technics SL1200GREB-S - Ortons AudioVisual
  • Technics SL1200GREB-S - Ortons AudioVisual
  • Technics SL1200GREB-S - Ortons AudioVisual
  • Technics SL1200GREB-S - Ortons AudioVisual

Technics SL1200GREB-S Turntable

Regular Price: £1,299.00

Special Price £1,099.00

The Long Awaited Technics SL1200GREB-S Turntable is back. Supplied without cartridge. UK Delivery 2-3 days
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Technics SL1200GREB-K Turntable

London, 4 January 2017 – Technics today unveiled the new Grand Class SL-1200GR Direct-Drive Turntable System for audio enthusiasts, a standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation.

Fusing Technics’ Traditional Analogue and Leading-edge Digital Technologies

Launched in 2016, the SL-1200G combined Technics‘ traditional analogue technology and advanced digital technology. Its outstanding performance literally rocked the hi-fi market and redefined the reference for direct-drive turntables.

Parts from the SL-1200G were newly developed to create the SL-1200GR, such as the coreless direct-drive motor and precise motor control technology, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm. This ensures audio enthusiasts using the SL-1200GR can enjoy music with the rich, robust sound of analogue records.

Coreless Direct-Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation

Unlike belt-drive and other systems, direct-drive systems rotate the motor at low speed and directly drive the platter. This concept provides numerous advantages, such as the almost complete absence of degradation in S/N ratio due to motor vibration and deceleration mechanisms, as well as high reliability over a long period of time because of not requiring parts replacement.

In 2016, Technics developed the twin-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct-drive motor with rotor magnets placed on both sides, eliminating the rotation irregularity of the motor, referred to as "cogging," which was a unique issue for direct-drive systems. This motor was adopted for the SL-1200G, which once again drew a significant response in the hi-fi market. The SL-1200GR inherits the same design philosophy with the new development of a single-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct-drive motor, resulting in the elimination of cogging.

The SL-1200GR’s rotation control, which verifies and corrects the precision of the motor, uses the latest motor control technology cultivated in the development of Blu-ray devices, just as that used by the SL-1200G. In addition, the electrical circuitry has been tuned to ensure the newly developed motor of the SL-1200GR achieves maximum performance.

Turntable Platter —Pursuing Rigidity and Vibration Damping Characteristics

The platter achieves high-rigidity and vibration-damping characteristics by using a two-layer construction with deadening rubber applied to the entire rear surface of the aluminum die-cast. This eliminates the unnecessary resonance that is otherwise relayed to the record, thereby producing clear sound.

To increase the inertial mass and to reduce vibration, the shape of the aluminum die-cast portion was optimised by simulation. At 2.5kg (including the rubber mat), the SL-1200GR platter is 0.8kg heavier than that of the previous SL-1200MK5. Also, the back surface of the platter features strengthening ribs to improve rigidity. Increasing the surface area of contact with the deadening rubber achieves damping characteristics that are more than twice as good as those of the SL-1200MK5.

Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity

The tonearm tracks the rotation of the record and enables reading with high precision. The tonearm inherited by Technics is the traditionally used static-balance universal S-shaped tonearm, employing an aluminum pipe with excellent light weight and rigidity for the material of the tonearm pipe.

With its gimbal suspension construction, the tonearm bearing section of the SL-1200GR uses a cut-processed housing that employs high-precision bearings, as in the SL-1200G. The high initial-motion sensitivity of 5mg or less is achieved through manual assembly and adjustment by skilled Japanese artisans. This enables the grooves etched into the records to be accurately traced.

Gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals for detachable cables are provided below the tonearm, so a wide variety of cables can be selected. Also, the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.

High-rigidity Body and High-damping Silicon Insulators for Beautiful Sound and Isolation from Various Vibrations

The SL-1200GR ensures high-rigidity by using a body with a two-layered construction solidly unifying the BMC and the aluminum die-cast chassis.

For the insulators supporting the body, as with the SL-1200G, the SL-1200GR uses special silicon rubber that ensures both high vibration damping characteristics and long-term reliability. Vibration in the horizontal direction is absorbed by reinforcement with cylindrical tubes using microcell polymers. While inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, the insulators have been modified to specifically suit the characteristics of the SL-1200GR.


Product Features:

  • Technology for Rotational Stability
  • Coreless Direct Drive Motor
  • High-Precision Motor Controller
  • Construction for Vibration Tolerance
  • High-dampening Turntable Platter
  • Rigid Cabinet Construction
  • Silicon Rubber Insulator
  • High Quality Parts
  • High Sensitive Tonearm
  • Gold--plated Detachable Terminals


      Essential Information

      • This item is covered by a 1 Year warranty
      • Please allow 2-3 Days Delivery on this item
      • This item requires a phono cartridge to work & is not supplied with one

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        • Technology for Rotational Stability
        • Coreless Direct Drive Motor
        • High-Precision Motor Controller
        • Construction for Vibration Tolerance
        • High-dampening Turntable Platter
        • Rigid Cabinet Construction
        • Silicon Rubber Insulator
        • High Quality Parts
        • High Sensitive Tonearm
        • Gold--plated Detachable Terminals

        Turntable Section

        • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
        • Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45, 78 r/min
        • Adjust Range: ±8%, ±16%
        • Starting Torque: 2.2 kgcm
        • Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 r/min
        • Wow and Flutter: 0.025% W.R.M.S.
        • Rumble: 78dB (IEC 98A Weighted)
        • Turntable Platter: Aluminum die-cast
        • Diameter332mm
        • WeightApprox. 2.5kg (Including rubber sheet)

        Tonearm Section

        • Type: Universal, Static Balance
        • Effective Length: 230mm •          Overhang: 15mm
        • Tracking Error Angle:
        • Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30cm record)
        • Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30cm record)
        • Offset Angle: 22°
        • Arm Height Adjustment Range: 0 - 6mm
        • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 - 4g (Direct Reading)
        • Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6g
        • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range:
        • [without auxiliary weight] 5.6 - 12.0g (14.3 - 20.7g (including head shell))
        • [with auxiliary weight] 10.0 - 16.4g (18.7 - 25.1g (including head shell))
        • Cartridge Mounting Dimension: JIS 12.7mm, interval •   Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug


        • Audio Output: PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1
        • General
        • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 173 x 372 mm
        • Weight: Approx. 11.2kg

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        Product Questions
        What do I need to listen to my turntable?
        A HiFi turntable requires a phono preamplifier (also referred to as a Phono Stage), an amplifier & speakers for you to listen to your music. The phono preamplifier may be separate, built into your turntable or more commonly built into your amplifier. You can also connect your turntable to a media speaker aux input using a phono preamplifier.
        Can modern record players play 78rpm records?
        Unless it explicitly states in the product specifications most turntables do not play 78rpm records. Some manufacturers offer modification kits but what is needed varies from model to model. Contact us with your turntable model number for personalised advice.
        Why is my record playing at the wrong pitch?
        Pitch is controlled by the speed of the turntable so it's likely that you have this set wrong. Some turntable have a button for speed control, others require manually changing by moving the belt position on the pulley. You may need to lift the platter on some models to access the pulley wheels.
        Where can I buy replacement Styli & Belts?
        We have a selection of styli, belts, spare parts & upgrades available in our turntable accessories & spares store here

        If the part you require isn't listed please let us know via our Contact Us page & we will do our best to find the part you require.

        Why is my turntable very quiet?
        If your turntable is very quiet this is usually because you require a phono preamplifer for your system. If you have a phono pre-amplifer but the sound is still very quiet it maybe that you have a Moving Coil (MC) Cartridge on your turntable that specifically requires a Moving Coil Phono Pre-Amplifier. Some pre-amplifiers will have an MM/MC switch (Moving Magnet/Moving Coil) which can be changed for Moving Coil cartridges. Moving Coil cartridges are considered to give a far superiour sound but are also quite expensive so only tend to be fitted to high end turntables.
        Why do turntables require a Phono PreAmplifier?
        Turntables are a passive device with no internal amplification & give a very low output compared to other audio products. The Phono PreAmplifier boosts the output level to the same standard used by CD, Cassette, Radio etc.
        How do I know if I need a Phono PreAmplifier?
        If your HiFi amplifier has a phono preamplifier built in it will have a dedicated input on the rear labelled "Phono". Sometimes this is switchable via a toggle on the rear of your amplifier or via a software menu on the amplifier display & may need to be enabled to have effect. On some HiFi amplifiers the Phono input may have been an optional extra in which case there could be a label but no sockets. If there is no Phono PreAmplifier on your HiFi amplifier you will either need an external unit or a turntable with a built in PreAmplifier.

        Modern media speakers designed for streaming can also be connected to a turntable if they have an Aux input. To do this you will need either an external Phono PreAmplifier or a turntable with a PreAmplifier built in.

        How do I know if my turntable has a Phono PreAmplifier built in?
        Most turntables do not have a PreAmplifier built in & it can sometimes be difficult to tell without checking the manual. If it does have a PreAmplifier there will sometimes be a switch on the rear of the turntable to toggle between Phono & Aux level output. You can also safely connect any turntable to an Aux input to check, if the volume is very low then a PreAmplifier will be required.
        Can I plug a turntable into my Sonos System?
        A turntable can be connected to a Sonos Play:5, Connect or Connect Amp provided it either has a built in Phono PreAmplifier or you have an external Phono Pre-Amplifier connected in line between the Turntable & the Sonos component. Please Contact us if you require additional help with this option.
        What cables do I need for my system
        This will vary greatly depending on what equipment you are buying. Drop in store or Contact us for personalised advice.
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