The Technics SL-1200MK7 is a Direct Drive Turntable System Silver. The direct drive system uses a slow-turning motor to directly drive the platter. This system has various advantages. It offers high performance, such as rotation accuracy and powerful torque, does not require replacement of parts and maintains high reliability over a long period of time. On the other hand, the direct-drive system was said to produce a rotation irregularity called cogging. For the SL-1200MK7, a new coreless direct-drive motor was developed. This motor employs a coreless stator. The removal of the core (iron core) from the stator eliminated the root cause of cogging. Furthermore, 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 equaling that of the SL-1200MK5. Boasting smooth rotation and powerful torque, this motor reproduces sound accurately and faithfully from the groove on an analogue record.
Diverse New Functions Adapt to Various Playing Styles
The newest digital motor control technology, accumulated through the development of Blu-ray disc products, is applied to improve adjustment by allowing the torque and brake speed to be adjusted individually in four steps. The pitch control function allows fine adjustment of the rotation speed within ±8 % / ±16 %. It does this through digital control, from positional detection of the slider to rotational control of the motor, eliminating the unnecessary DA conversion. The reverse play function, which brings forth new possibilities of creative performance, makes its first appearance in the SL-1200 Series.
Highly Sensitive Tonearm
The tonearm, which has continued to support the leading edge of the DJ scene for many years, inherits the highly reliable static-balance universal S-shape tonearm. Using high-precision bearings, it achieves a higher initial-motion sensitivity than the SL-1200MK6. This accurately tracks the groove on the phonorecord to assure excellent tracking performance with minimum stylus jumping even in harsh playing conditions such as scratching.
High Rigidity Cabinet and High-Damping Insulator
The chassis, an essential part for reducing external vibrations, inherits the audio quality enhancement technology fostered through the development of high-end turntables. 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 for beautiful sound reproduction.
Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
Turntable Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 rpm (with switch 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.
Effective Length: 230 mm (9-1/16")
Overhang: 15 mm (19/32")
Offset Angle: 22°
Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6 g
Power Supply: AC 110-240 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 8 W Approx. 0.2 W (Standby)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 353 mm 17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 13-29/32 inch
Weight: Approx. 9.6 kg / 21.2 lbs
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