Tag Archives: technics

2019 Recap, Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my customers, visitors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday break.

Liquid Mike (that’s me) is taking a much-needed happy holiday break from Friday, December 20, through to Tuesday, January 14, 2020.¬† I’ll be mostly offline during this period but working on special projects.… Read more

Lovely Technics SL-23 Turntable for Sale

Hi folks, check out this lovely Technics SL-23 belt-drive turntable for sale, fully serviced and ready to go.

Yes, the Technics SL-23 belt-drive deck is one of the best of the affordable belt-drive decks from the golden era. In fact, people love these decks so much that the SL-23 has a near-perfect 5-star rating on Vinyl Engine.… Read more

Technics SL-10 Direct Drive Turntable Review

The Technics SL-10 direct drive turntable continues Technics’ tradition of innovation and beautifully designed products. Find out why this deck is one of the best vintage turntable buys today.

The Technics SL-10 direct-drive turntable represented the pinnacle of design, engineering and product marketing when it arrived on the scene in 1979.… Read more

The Gorgeous Technics SL-10 Playing Vintage Vinyl

Just a very quick video post today, showing a stunning Technics SL-10 I’ve just finished¬† servicing, playing some vintage vinyl.

The Technics SL-10 was and still is a groundbreaking deck in many ways. I’ll be doing a full service article and review soon, but in the meantime, enjoy some specs, and a video!… Read more

Technics SL-120 Direct-Drive Turntable Restoration

In this older article, I undertook the restoration of a lovely Technics SL-120 direct-drive turntable. Let’s check out this repair.

The Technics SL-120 is basically an SL-1200, without a tonearm. Owners often chose to fit an SME 3009, as was the case with this old deck. This a quality direct-drive deck, featuring a brushless DC motor providing several notable advantages over belt-drive decks.… Read more

Servicing the Legendary Technics SL-1200 Direct-Drive Turntable

I’ve just finished servicing three Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntables, along with several other jobs. 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.… Read more

Technics SL-Q5 Turntable – Linear Tracking on the Cheap!

I recently serviced a customer’s Technics SL-Q5 direct-drive, linear-tracking turntable. This is a mid-range linear-tracking deck from the 1980s and well worth keeping an eye out for.

The deck is typical Technics in being well designed, well made and easy to service. The issue with this deck, and many others like it, is that it has not been serviced and has eventually displayed a fault that meant it could no longer play records.… Read more