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Technics SL-1200MK2 Quartz Synthesizer Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL-1200MK2 Quartz Synthesizer Direct Drive Turntable

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Technics SL-1200MK2 Direct Drive Turntable

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Remember what DJs used in the club before the 1200s? Nobody else does either. That's because Technics' heavy-duty design, vibration-resistant construction, and mechanical precision make a lot of what those early DJs did possible. This deck was the first to feature a Direct Drive motor, quartz movement for total accuracy, adjustable tone arm weights, anti-skate control, a pop-up target light and a sliding pitch control. With each new improvement, as form follows function, the Technics turntable has become a thing of beauty. From the community centers at the beginning of the disco era to the clubs of today, Technics decks have been the standard for over thirty years.

Note: This turntable requires a standard mount cartridge for operation - sold separately. See Recommended Accessories.

Technics SL-1200MK2 Key Features

Technics Original Integral Rotor-Platter Quartz DD (Direct-Drive) Motor
Direct Drive turntables use Technics' original integral roto-platter Direct Drive motor for smooth, non-stop performance and unwavering quartz DD accuracy. This gives DJs the ability to spin records with quick starts, stops, and scratches, for the ultimate mixing experience.
High Torque
Technics' motor provides the ability for high torque starts, so your music is sure to start right on the beat. The 1200MK2's ultra-low-speed motor and high torque (1.5kg/cm) allow for super quick start-ups (0.7 sec) and stops.
Vibration Resistant Construction
A die-cast aluminum body, heavy rubber base, and a lack of unnecessary components or empty space allow the 1200MK2 to absorb unwanted vibrations that could otherwise interfere with the sound.
Quartz Locked Pitch Adjustment
Total quartz locked continuous pitch adjustment up to ±8%.
Recessed Power Control
Prevents the turntable from being shut off accidentally.
Unwavering Quartz DD Accuracy
Instead of just spinning the platter, the classic Technics Direct-Drive system actually incorporates it into the motor, reducing the number of parts that can malfunction and making consistent, accurate speeds possible. It's a system that has been providing fast start-up times and unequalled responsiveness for over thirty years.
  • Wow & flutter: 0.025% WRMS, ±0.035% peak
  • Rumble: -78dB (DIN B)
Pop-up Stylus Illumination
Pop-up stylus illumination for use in low light environments such as DJ booth or studio control room. Allows you to view the stylus tip during play.
Highly Sensitive Low-Mass Tonearm
Universal S-shaped low-mass tonearm with gimbal suspension for accurate reproduction of records.
Helicoid Tonearm Height Adjustment
For precise setting of tonearm.
Hinged, Detachable Dust Cover
Silver Finish

Technics SL-1200MK2 Specifications

13-5/64" (33.2cm)
3.74 lbs (1.7 kg)
Turntable Speeds
33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm
Variable Range Pitch
±8%, ±16%
Starting Torque
1.3 lb-in (1.5 kg-cm)
Build-Up Characteristics
0.7s from standstill to 33-1/3 rpm
Braking System
Electronic brake
Wow and Flutter
0.01% WRMS
0.025% WRMS (JIS C5521)
±0.035% peak (IEC 98A Weighted}
-56dB (IEC 98A Unweighted)
-78dB (IEC Weighted)
Effective Length
9-1/16" (230mm)
Arm Height Adjustment Range
19/32" (15mm)
Effective Mass
12g (without cartridge)
Offset Angle
Less than 7mg (lateral, vertical)
Tracking Error Angle
Within 2º 32' (at the outer groove of 12" record)
Within 0º 32' (at the inner groove of 12" record)
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range
3.5g - 13g
11g - 20.5g (including headshell)
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (with auxiliary weight)
9.5g - 13g
17g - 20.5g (including headshell)
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (with shell weight)
3.5g - 6.5g
11g - 14g (including head shell)
Headshell Weight
Power Supply
AC120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption
17-27/32" x 6-25/32" x 13-31/32"

Technics SL-1200MK2 Direct Drive Turntable

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