Technics SL-1210GR2


This is the first stage of Technics’ new generation of direct drive turntables that aim for further improvements in sound quality.

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Technics SL-1210GR2

Technics SL-1210GR2

The Next Generation of Direct Drive Turntable Systems

The improved motor-drive circuit centered on the newly developed Delta Sigma-Drive thoroughly suppresses any minute vibrations generated from the motor.

This is the first stage of Technics’ new generation of direct drive turntables that aim for further improvements in sound quality.

Multi-Stage Silent Power Supply

Low-Noise Switching Circuit

Technics SL-1210GR2 use of a high-speed switching power supply ensures a stable supply capacity and less ripple and humming.

Applying a switching power supply to a turntable eliminates the need for a large transformer and countermeasures for the ensuing mechanical vibrations.

A switching frequency of above 100 kHz limits the impact of noise on the music playback bandwidth.

Current Injection Active Noise Cancelling

Technics SL-1210GR2 side Audio venue

This technology combines a noise detection device with an error amplifier.

It detects residual noise in the power supply and applies an inverse phase current to remove noise components.

It removes low frequency noise more effectively than a regulator to ensure a more ideal power supply

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 aluminium die-cast to eliminate the unnecessary resonance that is otherwise relayed to the record, thereby producing clear sound.

To increase the inertial mass and reduce vibration, the shape of the aluminium die-cast portion was optimised by simulation.

At 2.5 kg (including the rubber mat), the Technics SL-1210GR2 platter is 0.8 kg heavier than that of the previous SL-1200MK5.

Also, the back surface of the platter has strengthening ribs added to improve rigidity.

Increasing the surface area of contact with the deadening rubber achieves damping characteristics that are more than twice 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, and the tonearm inherited by Technics is the traditionally used static-balance universal S-shaped tonearm, employing an aluminium pipe with excellent light weight and rigidity for the material of the tonearm pipe.

With its gimbal suspension construction, the tonearm bearing section uses a cut-processed housing that employs high-precision bearings, as in the SL-1200G and SL-1200GR.

The high initial-motion sensitivity of 5 mg 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.

In addition, one type of auxiliary weight comes included, and the cartridge can be swapped with a variety of other cartridges to match the music genre or feeling.

(Applicable cartridge weight when using the supplied auxiliary weight: 10 – 16.4 g (not including the supplied head shell))

Specifications – Technics SL-1210GR2

Specifications - Technics SL-1210GR2

Turntable Section

·       Drive Method

    • Direct Drive

·       Motor

    • Brushless DC motor

·       Turntable Speeds

    • 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm

·       Pitch Adjustment Range

    • ±8% and ±16%

·       Starting Torque

    • 2.2 kg・cm

·       Build-up Characteristics

    • 0.7 s. from standstill to 33- 1/3 rpm

·       Braking system

    • Electronic brake

·       Wow and Flutter

    • 0.025% W.R.M.S.

·       Turntable Platter

    • Aluminum diecast
      Weight:Approx. 2.5kg (Including a rubber sheet)

Tonearm Section

·       Type

    • Static Balance

·       Effective Length

    • 230mm

·       Overhang

    • 15mm

·       Tracking Error Angle

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

·       Offset Angle

    • 22°

·       Arm Height Adjustment Range

    • 0 – 6mm

·       Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

    • 0 – 4g (Direct Reading)

·       Headshell weight

    • Approx. 7.6g

·       Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

    • (without auxiliary weight)
      5.6 – 12.0g
      3.1 – 9.5g (using cartridge spacer)
      14.3 – 20.7g (including head shell)
      (with auxiliary weight)
      10.0 – 16.4g
      7.5 – 13.9g (using cartridge spacer)
      18.7 – 25.1g (including head shell)

·       Cartridge Mounting Dimension

    • 12.7 mm (1/2″) interval

·       Head Shell Terminal Lug

    • 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug


·       Audio Output

    • PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1


·       Power Supply

    • AC220-240 V, 50/60 Hz

·       Power Consumption

    • 11 W (ON)
      0.3 W (OFF)

·       Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • 453 x 173 x 372 mm

·       Weight

    • Approx. 11.5kg

·       Operating temperature range

    • 0℃ to +40℃

·       Operating humidity range

    • 35% to 80% RH (no condensation)

·       Accessories

    • Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover,
      EP record adaptor, Balance weight,
      Auxiliary weight, Cartridge spacer
      Head shell, Overhang gauge,
      Screw set for cartridge, PHONO cable,
      PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord,
      Owner’s Manual



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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