Technics SL-1500C


Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono stage and Cartridge. Auto Lifter Function make this a great starter turntable

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Technics SL-1500C

Technics SL-1500C

Turntable package

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The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model were lavishly inserted into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable.

The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record.

Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminium die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging.

The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction.

The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics.

The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition.

By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved.

In addition, reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals, which have less sound quality degradation, for the PHONO and LINE terminals.

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equaliser and Cartridge


Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equaliser and Cartridge In order to enjoy playing analogue records more comfortably, the Technics SL-1500C features a built-in phono equaliser and bundled cartridge.

There is no need to separately prepare either one, making it easy to link with a wide range of audio equipment.

The shield structure of the built-in phono equaliser suppresses the effects of external noise and noise from the power supply.

It is also equipped with a switch to turn the LINE output off when it is not being used.

The turntable has been designed to thoroughly shut-out adverse effects to the PHONO output.

The dedicated power supply for the PHONO output terminal is isolated from the power supply for the LINE output terminal, and has been designed to prioritise sound quality by minimising the wiring of the PHONO signal.

The isolated terminals also prevent wiring mistakes.

An Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which is highly acclaimed as an MM cartridge, has been selected for the bundled cartridge.

Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximise the sound quality of vinyl records.

Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably


When the tonearm reaches the end of the record, the Auto Lifter function automatically raises the cartridge.

This prevents unnecessary wear on your valuable vinyl records and stylus.

By embedding the Auto Lifter function in the base portion of the tonearm, it eliminates impacts to the tonearm.

Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm.

In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritises sound quality was adopted.

The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.


Specification Technics SL-1500C

Technics Sl-1500C white

The Latest Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieves High-precision Stable Rotation

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge

Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably

Simple Design with Functional Beauty

Size and weight

Height – 169mm

Width – 453mm

Depth – 372mm

Weight – 9.9kg

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Additional information


Black, Silver, White



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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