Technics SL1210GR2 turntable

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Technics SL1210GR2 turntable

Technics SL1210GR2 is an instant classic, recognisable the world over. This high-end version is beautifully built and precision engineered.

The improved motor-drive circuit centred on the newly developed ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive) thoroughly suppresses any minute vibrations generated from the motor. This is the first stage of Technics’ new generation of direct drive turntables that aim for further improvements in sound quality.

New Motor-Drive System, ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive)
The ΔΣ-Drive is a new system that applies Technics’ expertise in PWM signal processing. In addition to reducing high harmonics, the new drive suppresses vibrations from the motor for smoother, more accurate rotation, ensuring a rich reproduction of the music.
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Technics SL1210GR2 turntable

Technics SL1210GR2 SL1210 GR2 is an instant classic, recognisable the world over. This high-end version is beautifully built and precision engineered.

The improved motor-drive circuit centred on the newly developed ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive) thoroughly suppresses any minute vibrations generated from the motor. This is the first stage of Technics’ new generation of direct drive turntables that aim for further improvements in sound quality.

New Motor-Drive System, ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive)
The ΔΣ-Drive is a new system that applies Technics’ expertise in PWM signal processing. In addition to reducing high harmonics, the new drive suppresses vibrations from the motor for smoother, more accurate rotation, ensuring a rich reproduction of the music.

The ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive) — A New Interpretation of Analogue Vinyl Sounds

In 1970, Technics developed the world’s first direct drive turntable.

Direct drive turntable systems helped to significantly improve issues with previous turntables, such as S/N ratios, and wow and flutter. Used by broadcasting stations for their outstanding performance and reliability, these turntables came to dominate the industry. In 2016, Technics developed the coreless direct drive motor, which helped to eliminate a mechanical issue known as cogging. Combining this motor with the latest digital rotational control technologies helped to realise a dramatic improvement in sound quality.

Technics has continued to engage in R&D to further improve the audio quality of analogue vinyl and better draw out the charms of the music, and as a result has successfully developed the ΔΣ-Drive, which boasts significant advancements over previous direct drives. This development marks the next generation of Technics’ direct drive turntable systems.

The First Stage of The New Generation of Technics’ Direct Drive Turntables
Since inventing the world’s first direct drive turntable, Technics has continued to work to improve sound quality. It has now developed the ΔΣ-Drive, which suppresses minute vibrations from the motor and improves the electromagnetic conversion accuracy of the cartridge. The first stage of direct drive turntable systems featuring this technology is the Technics SL1210GR2.
Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation
Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation
In 1970, Technics commercialised the world‘s first direct drive turntable, and the system took the world by storm. Unlike belt drive and other systems, direct drive systems rotate the motor at low speed and directly drive the platter, thus providing numerous advantages, such as the almost complete absence of degradation in S/N ratio due to motor vibration and deceleration mechanisms, as well as high reliability over a long period time because of not requiring parts replacement.

And in 2016, Technics developed the twin-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct drive motor with rotor magnets placed on both sides, thereby eliminating the rotation irregularity of the motor, referred to as “cogging,” which was a unique issue for direct drive systems. This motor was adopted for the SL-1200G, which once again drew a significant response in the hi-fi market. The SL-1210GR2 inherits the same design philosophy with the new development of a single-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct drive motor, resulting in the elimination of cogging.

Low-Noise Switching Circuit
Use of a high-speed switching power supply ensures a stable supply capacity and less ripple and humming. Applying a switching power supply to a turntable eliminates the need for a large transformer and countermeasures for the ensuing mechanical vibrations.
A switching frequency of above 100 kHz limits the impact of noise on the music playback bandwidth.
Low-Noise Switching Circuit
Current Injection Active Noise Cancelling
This technology combines a noise detection device with an error amplifier. It detects residual noise in the power supply and applies an inverse phase current to remove noise components. It removes low frequency noise more effectively than a regulator to ensure a more ideal power supply.
Pursuing Rigidity and Vibration Damping Characteristics
Pursuing Rigidity and Vibration Damping Characteristics
The platter achieves high rigidity and vibration damping characteristics by using a two-layer construction with deadening rubber applied to the entire rear surface of the aluminium die-cast to eliminate the unnecessary resonance that is otherwise relayed to the record, thereby producing clear sound.
To increase the inertial mass and reduce vibration, the shape of the aluminium die-cast portion was optimized by simulation. At 2.5 kg (including the rubber mat), the Technics SL1210GR2 platter is 0.8 kg heavier than that of the previous SL-1200MK5. Also, the back surface of the platter has strengthening ribs added to improve rigidity. Increasing the surface area of contact with the deadening rubber achieves damping characteristics that are more than twice those of the SL-1200MK5.
Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity
Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity Technics SL1210GR2
The tonearm tracks the rotation of the record and enables reading with high precision, and the tonearm inherited by Technics is the traditionally used static-balance universal S-shaped tonearm, employing an aluminium pipe with excellent light weight and rigidity for the material of the tonearm pipe.
With its gimbal suspension construction, the tonearm bearing section uses a cut-processed housing that employs high-precision bearings, as in the SL-1200G and SL-1200GR. The high initial-motion sensitivity of 5 mg or less is achieved through manual assembly and adjustment by skilled Japanese artisans. This enables the grooves etched into the records to be accurately traced.
In addition, one type of auxiliary weight comes included, and the cartridge can be swapped with a variety of other cartridges to match the music genre or feeling. (Applicable cartridge weight when using the supplied auxiliary weight: 10 – 16.4 g (not including the supplied head shell))
Turntable Section
  • Drive Method
    • Direct Drive
  • Motor
    • Brushless DC motor
  • Turntable Speeds
    • 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
  • Pitch Adjustment Range
    • ±8% and ±16%
  • Starting Torque
    • 2.2 kg・cm
  • Build-up Characteristics
    • 0.7 s. from standstill to 33- 1/3 rpm
  • Braking system
    • Electronic brake
  • Wow and Flutter
    • 0.025% W.R.M.S.
  • Turntable Platter
    • Aluminum diecast
      Diameter:332mm
      Weight:Approx. 2.5kg (Including a rubber sheet)
Tonearm Section
  • Type
    • Static Balance
  • Effective Length
    • 230mm
  • Overhang
    • 15mm
  • 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)
  • Headshell weight
    • Approx. 7.6g
  • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range
    • (without auxiliary weight)
      5.6 – 12.0g
      3.1 – 9.5g (using cartridge spacer)
      14.3 – 20.7g (including head shell)
      (with auxiliary weight)
      10.0 – 16.4g
      7.5 – 13.9g (using cartridge spacer)
      18.7 – 25.1g (including head shell)
  • Cartridge Mounting Dimension
    • 12.7 mm (1/2″) interval
  • Head Shell Terminal Lug
    • 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug
Terminals
  • Audio Output
    • PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1
      EARTH TERMINAL x 1
General
  • Power Supply
    • AC220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption
    • 11 W (ON)
      0.3 W (OFF)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • 453 x 173 x 372 mm
  • Weight
    • Approx. 11.5kg
  • Operating temperature range
    • 0℃ to +40℃
  • Operating humidity range
    • 35% to 80% RH (no condensation)
  • Accessories
    • Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover,
      EP record adaptor, Balance weight,
      Auxiliary weight, Cartridge spacer
      Head shell, Overhang gauge,
      Screw set for cartridge, PHONO cable,
      PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord,
      Owner’s Manual

Additional information

Colour

Black, Silver

Brand

Technics

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