Technics SL1500C Black turntable
Technics SL1500C black is a highly reviewed “entry level” Technics turntable, it is beautifully built and precision engineered.
The SL-1500C inherits the same high-quality sound found in Technics’ high-end turntable models. It uses a single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor in which the stator has no core and eliminates the rotation irregularity called cogging. In this motor, the magnetic force of the rotor magnets was improved to the highest possible level, and the gap between the coreless stator and rotor magnets was optimised, thus achieving high torque performance equalling that of the SL-1200MK5 while eliminating cogging.
The platter on which a vinyl record is placed features a two-layer structure with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminium die-cast platter. The platter offers high rigidity and outstanding vibration-damping characteristics to prevent harmful vibration from being transmitted to the record and delivers clear sound.
The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fibre to achieve a two-layer construction. The combination of this special high-rigidity material and a metal chassis raised the rigidity and vibration-damping performance to higher levels, realising a robust cabinet. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal frequency characteristics. This not only assures high sound quality and superb howling resistance, but also effectively shuts out external vibrations.
The tonearm, which is responsible for accurately reading the signal by tracking the groove on the phono record, is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. The tonearm pipe is made of lightweight, high-rigidity aluminium. The bearing section of the gimbal suspension construction tonearm consists of a machined housing and high-precision bearing to provide high initial sensitivity. All in all, the tonearm accurately traces the groove on the record and reads the signal.
The SL-1500C has a built-in phono EQ amp compatible with MM cartridges so it can be connected to an audio product that does not have phono input terminals. The dedicated power supply for the phono equaliser is isolated from the power supply for the motor and control circuitry to reduce the effect of noise. Furthermore, the shield structure suppresses the effect of external noise. As a result, high-purity signal amplification is realised. Using the SL-1500C and your audio equipment, you can enjoy music from a vinyl record in high sound quality.
|TYPE||Direct Drive Manual Turntable|
|Turntable Speeds||33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm|
|Starting Torque||0.18 N·m / 1.8 kg·cm|
|Build-up Characteristics||0.7 s. from standstill to 33-1/3 rpm|
|Wow And Flutter||0.025 % W.R.M.S.|
|Turntable Platter||Aluminium diecast Diameter: 332 mm Weight: Approx. 2.0 kg (including turntable sheet)|
|TYPE||Universal Static Balance|
|Effective Length||230 mm|
|Tracking Error Angle||Within 2° 32′ (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12″) record) Within 0° 32′ (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12″) record)|
|Arm-height Adjustment Range||0 – 6 mm|
|Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range||0 – 4 g (direct reading)|
|Head Shell Weight||Approx. 7.6 g|
|Applicable Cartridge Weight Range||(without auxiliary weight) 5.6 – 12.0 g 14.3 – 20.7 g (including head shell) (with auxiliary weight) 10.0 – 16.4 g 18.7 – 25.1 g (including head shell)|
|Head Shell Terminal Lug||1.2 mmφ 4-pin terminal lug|
|Audio Output||PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1 EARTH TERMINAL x 1 LINE (Pin Jack) x 1|
|Power Supply||AC 110 – 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||8 W Approx. 0.2 W (standby)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||453 x 169 x 372 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 9.9 kg|
|Accessories||Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight, Head shell, Cartridge (Ortofon 2M Red), PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner’s Manual|