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TECHNICS SL-1210 M5G Direct Drive Turntable - 30th Anniversary Model
The Industry Standard Professional Direct Drive DJ Turntable in gloss black.
Please contact us for current stock availability of this and other Technics turntable models - we have limited new and approved used stock with warranty available (stock is limited and subject to change).
Panasonic have announced that the production of all Technics turntables will be discontinued in 2010, after more than 35 years as the industry standard. Secure a pair of the legendary decks now before they are gone.
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Marking the 30th Anniversary of the SL-1200 series the professional model Mark 5G is loaded with new features including:
*High Grade Finish
* Pitch Control Range +- 8% / +-16%
* Exchangable Pitch Control Slider
* Computerized Pitch Control
* Anti Skip Adjuster for Scratching
* Anti Skating Weight 0g - 6g
* High Quality Arm Audio Signal Cable
* High Quality Phono Cable
* Head Shell Stand
* Slip Mat included
* Covered Power Switch
* Arm Weight Scale for quick setting
* Adjustable Break Speed Controls
* Stylus Illumination Lamp -Long life Blue LED
* Pitch Control Reset button
The 1210 M5G is subtitled the "grand master" and takes over the top of the line position for Technics' line of turntables. The major improvement here, and the feature which is exclusive to the 1210M5G, is the pitch control. It is now completely digital, which means you should never have the problem of mismatched pitch ranges, and it also gives you the ability to choose between two separate pitch ranges: the standard +/-8 range and the larger +/-16 range. The color scheme, style and finish are also exclusive to the M5G and includes a blue stylus pop-up light, blue lights for both pitch ranges, a unique metallic black finish, and brushed steel hardware for everything down to the 45 adaptor.
Other than that, the M5G includes the same improvements that the MK5 made over the M3D: include 1) the tonearm construction has been improved, which should lead to better skip resistance 2) the brake adjustment is now more accessible. Simply remove the record and slipmat and it's possible to adjust the platter's breaking time with a screwdriver.
The Technics 1200 turntable is still our #1 recommendation, in any model number. This "grand master" edition has finally made some serious improvements to the basic 1200 scheme, with the digital pitch control a particularly useful step. Aside from that, the M5G is the most unique 1200 this side of the limited edition gold 1200s and retains all the strengths of previous models. The feel and durability are unmatched. It is the best turntable available, and one that is used in 99% of all venues. Some newer turntables may have more features, but this is the superior overall product, and is the preferred choice for all types of djing. The high torque (motor strength), accurate pitch (speed control), quality tone arm (aids in skip resistance), and superior sound are the standards by which all other turntables are judged. The body and major components are made of steel (whereas most other turntables are made of plastic). The bottom of the body is made of a dense rubber that eliminates distortion and feedback and adds extra weight for stability. Most of the basic parts are readily available and user replaceable. The resale value is also very high.
Technics - the industry standard
Technics have been the industry standard for over 35 years with this turntable. It has been released and re-released over 9 times with different models and numerous other manufacturers have tried to compete with this deck, but above all, the Technics SL-1200 & Technics SL-1210 sit at the top of the list and have our highest recommendation. There is simply no replacement for a Technics 1200 turntable. Regardless of model number, Technics still makes the best turntable available, and they are used in 99% of all venues. Resale value is also very high. Some newer turntables may have more features, but this is the superior overall product. When you use a 1200, you know you are using the best.
The Technics SL-1200 and Technics SL-1210 turntables have shaped the world we know today. Featured in the London museum of science and technology they are regarded as a major stepping stone in how music is played and presented.
Approximate Weight 15.0kg