Tag Archives: Technics SL-1200

Technics SL-1200 Direct-Drive Turntable Review

The Technics SL-1200 hit the market in 1972 and there was nothing else like it. This turntable really was, and remains, a game changer.


In fact, it was so popular that over one million units were manufactured, when production finally ended in 2010. With the resurgence in vinyl, thousands of people have petitioned Matsushita (Technics’ parent company) to have the deck re-released.… Read more

Servicing the Legendary Technics SL-1200

This weekend has been intense. I’ve just finished servicing three Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntables, along with several other jobs. I service a lot of these Technics turntables and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this legendary design and look at some basic servicing. I’ve written a review of the Technics SL-1200 series which you should also take a look at.

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