If you liked the SL-1200GR released at CES in January, then you will certainly appreciate the black version, the SL-1210GR. It’s basically the same turntable, but in black, which will match better with most mixers/media players on the market today.

The cost? Still a hefty USD 1.600, just as the SL-1200GR. Not the cheapest turntable you DJ money can buy, but for that price, you acquire a genuine Technics turntable that will be the envy of all your DJ friends.

Key Features

Technology for Rotational Stability

  • Coreless Direct Drive Motor
  • High-Precision Motor Controller

Construction for Vibration Tolerance

  • High-dampening Turntable Platter
  • Rigid Cabinet Construction
  • Silicon Rubber Insulator

High Quality Parts

  • High Sensitive Tonearm
  • Gold–plated Detachable Terminals

Technics Definitive Design

  • Inherited SL-1200 Series

Turntable Section

  • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45, 78 r/min
  • Adjust Range: ±8%, ±16%
  • Starting Torque: 2.2 kg・cm (1.91 lb-in)
  • Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 r/min
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.025% W.R.M.S.
  • Rumble: 78dB (IEC 98A Weighted)
  • Turntable Platter: Aluminum die-cast
    Diameter:332mm (13-5/64″)
    Weight:Approx. 2.5kg (5.5 lb) (Including rubber sheet)

Tonearm Section

  • Type: Universal, Static Balance
  • Effective Length: 230mm (9-1/16″)
  • Overhang: 15mm (19/32″)
  • 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)
  • Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6g
  • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range:
    [without auxiliary weight] 5.6 – 12.0g (14.3 – 20.7g (including head shell))
    [with auxiliary weight] 10.0 – 16.4g (18.7 – 25.1g (including head shell))
  • Cartridge Mounting Dimension: JIS 12.7mm, interval
  • Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug

Terminals

  • Audio Output: PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1

General

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 173 x 372 mm (17-27/32 × 6-13/16 × 14-21/32 inch)
  • Weight: Approx. 11.2kg (Approx. 24.7lbs)

Check out the full press release here.