Technics SL-1200G


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

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Technics SL-1200G

Technics SL-1200G

Direct Drive Turntable System

Coreless Direct Drive Motor

Coreless motor drive

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 Technics 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.

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 high-speed stability.

Three-layered Turntable Platter

three layered 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.

High-level Balance Adjustment

Technics SL-1200G angled

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 specialised 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.

High-sensitive Tonearm

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

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.

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.

Specifications Technics SL-1200G

Specifications Technics SL-1200G

Turntable section

·       Type

  • Direct Drive Manual Turntable

·       Turntable Speeds

  • 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm

·       Adjust Range

  • ±8 %, ±16 %

·       Starting Torque

  • 3 kg-cm

·       Build-up Characteristics

  • 7 s. from Standstill to 33-1/3 rpm

·       Wow And Flutter

  • 025 % W.R.M.S. (JIS C5521)

·       Rumble

  • 78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)

·       Turntable Platter

  • Brass and aluminium die-cast combined
    Diameter: 332mm
    Weight: Approx. 3.6 kg (including a rubber mat)

Tonearm Section Technics SL-1200G

·       Type

  • Universal Static Balance

·       Effective Length

  • 230 mm

·       Overhang

  • 15 mm

·       Tracking Error Angle

  • Within 2° 32′(at the outer groove of 30 cm (12″”) record)
    Within 0° 32′(at the inner groove of 30 cm (12″”) record)

·       Offset Angle

  • 22°

·       Arm-height Adjustment Range

  • 0 – 6 mm

·       Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

  • 0 – 4 g (direct reading)

·       Head Shell Weight

  • 7.6 g

·       Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

  • (Without the auxiliary weight)
    6 to 12.0 g
    14.3 to 20.7 g (including the head shell)
    (With small auxiliary weight)
    10.0 to 16.4 g
    18.7 to 25.1 g (including the head shell)
    (With large auxiliary weight)
    14.3 to 19.8 g
    23.0 to 28.5 g (including headshell)

·       Cartridge Mounting Dimension

  • JIS 12.7 mm Interval

·       Head Shell Terminal Lug

  • 2 mm φ 4-pin Terminal Lug


·       Audio Output



·       Power Supply

  • AC 110 – 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz

·       Power Consumption

  • 14 W Approx. 0.2 W (standby)

·       Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 453 x 173 x 372 mm

·       Weight

  • 18 kg

·       Accessories

  • Turntable, 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

From October 2021 available in black as well.


Additional information


Black, Silver



Technics Faithful to Sound Technology, Emotionally Appealing to the Eye. Designed for sound and harmony. The new Technics products have been designed with two key design concepts at their core. The first is a design that resonates with the music lover's heart. This is not simply a piece of electrical equipment but an essential element in the complete listening experience and a product that the music lover is proud to own and display in their home. The second is a design faithful to the traditional Technics identity with no superficial elements. The product has been precisely designed to only include essential elements enabling the high level of performance required. Integrating heritage and new innovations to create Technics' core design values. The passion and detail that go into creating Technics products are not only confined to technological innovations. When it comes to design, the passion is preserved by focusing on a well-engineered body construction that complements and enhances the technology inside. High-grade components are used for even the smallest elements such as the tactile, minimalist buttons. However, the past also meets the present to bring back a sense of analogue emotion with the switches and the sight of VU meters bouncing as you listen. Furthermore, the dignified colours and form of the equipment will surely help to create a prestigious aura wherever it is placed. Technics has a proud and diverse heritage that we have used to establish a new form of design identity that we hope will be equally loved over the years. What type of presence should Technics have in the emotional act of listening to high-quality audio? Their new design will surely provide the answer at a single glance.
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