Technics SL1200GR Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL1200GR (Silver)

Direct Drive Turntable

In stock
£1,299
Cartridge not included.

It's back! Familiar in style but completely re-engineered, the Technics SL-1200GR is better than ever.


The legend continues

Developed as a turntable that was sturdy enough to be used professionally but simple and attractive enough to use at home, the Technics SL-1200 was a hit from the beginning. Starting life in the early '70s, the SL1200 lived through many versions and is still seen by many as the reference deck for club use. The latest SL1200GR model is designed to appeal equally to DJs and audiophiles. With a wide breath of abilities this turntable truly does it all.

Coreless direct drive for the smoothest rotation
First developed for the top-spec 'G' model, a coreless motor is used to cut down on vibration. Development of a single-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct-drive motor, results in the elimination of 'cogging' which can afflict other direct drive decks.

Rotation control developed through Blu-ray technology
Using motor control technology developed through Blu-ray players, the SL-1200GR verifies and corrects the precision of the motor for perfect pitch stability.

Heavyweight platter construction
Everything about the SL-1200GR's construction is designed to reduce vibration and improve sound quality. The new die-cast aluminium platter features rear-bracing and is 800g heavier than its MK5 predecessor. The improved mass and rigidity improves speed stability and reduces distortion for a cleaner, purer sound.

Fully adjustable tonearm
With high precision bearings and Technics's gimbal suspension system, the S-shaped tonearm is a classic Technics design. It also offers a wide range of adjustments, including VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle), weight and bias, making it ideal for a huge range of different cartridges and even different thicknesses of slipmat. The detachable headshell makes swapping cartridges a quick and simple process.

Connect your own cables
Rather than using static cables like SL-1200s of the past, the SL-1200GR features gold-plated RCA phono terminals. These let you choose your own length and quality of cable that's worthy of a deck of this standard.

Increased pitch control
A new 'x2' button lets you double the range of the pitch control from +/- 8% to +/-16%. This extra range makes it even more flexible as a mixing tool and even handier in the studio than ever.

A reference standard for your home or studio, the Technics SL-1200GR is a true legend within its lifetime.

6 Year Supercare £129.85

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
Cartridge not included.

It's back! Familiar in style but completely re-engineered, the Technics SL-1200GR is better than ever.


The legend continues

Developed as a turntable that was sturdy enough to be used professionally but simple and attractive enough to use at home, the Technics SL-1200 was a hit from the beginning. Starting life in the early '70s, the SL1200 lived through many versions and is still seen by many as the reference deck for club use. The latest SL1200GR model is designed to appeal equally to DJs and audiophiles. With a wide breath of abilities this turntable truly does it all.

Coreless direct drive for the smoothest rotation
First developed for the top-spec 'G' model, a coreless motor is used to cut down on vibration. Development of a single-rotor, surface-facing, coreless direct-drive motor, results in the elimination of 'cogging' which can afflict other direct drive decks.

Rotation control developed through Blu-ray technology
Using motor control technology developed through Blu-ray players, the SL-1200GR verifies and corrects the precision of the motor for perfect pitch stability.

Heavyweight platter construction
Everything about the SL-1200GR's construction is designed to reduce vibration and improve sound quality. The new die-cast aluminium platter features rear-bracing and is 800g heavier than its MK5 predecessor. The improved mass and rigidity improves speed stability and reduces distortion for a cleaner, purer sound.

Fully adjustable tonearm
With high precision bearings and Technics's gimbal suspension system, the S-shaped tonearm is a classic Technics design. It also offers a wide range of adjustments, including VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle), weight and bias, making it ideal for a huge range of different cartridges and even different thicknesses of slipmat. The detachable headshell makes swapping cartridges a quick and simple process.

Connect your own cables
Rather than using static cables like SL-1200s of the past, the SL-1200GR features gold-plated RCA phono terminals. These let you choose your own length and quality of cable that's worthy of a deck of this standard.

Increased pitch control
A new 'x2' button lets you double the range of the pitch control from +/- 8% to +/-16%. This extra range makes it even more flexible as a mixing tool and even handier in the studio than ever.

A reference standard for your home or studio, the Technics SL-1200GR is a true legend within its lifetime.

Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive direct_drive
Cartridge Included? No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 453 x 372 x 173
Phono Input No
Pitch Control yes
Speeds 33 / 45 / 78
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 453 x 372 x 173
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 11
Brand Technics
Colour Silver
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Technics SL1200GR Good turntable for the price. Excellent customer service from Simon, Philip and Charlie.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality build and performance Set up was easy and sound quality excellent through monitor speakers
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT TURNTABLE I`ve owned a few different manufacturers direct drive turntables in my life but the Technics is my personal favourite. It is built very well and the design of the turntable is so perfect it has often been copied by other manufacturers. If you partner it with the right stylus and phono pre-amp you will hear how good it sounds. A great turntable for both home listening and club DJing.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic deck! Superb deck, great engineering, great sound - just designed to play records. So good I wish now I'd splashed out on the 1200G instead but I'm still very happy with this. Excellent service from Richer Sounds too who set the standards for AV retail.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A glorious turntable! I bought this to replace my old JVC direct drive turntable and I am delighted with it. It feels wonderfully over-specified - as if it will last a lifetime. I also think that if it ever does need work, there will always be someone who can do it. My records sound much, much better than before and I’m expecting further improvement when I add a cartridge that befits the deck. Richer Sounds were great as always, replacing the acrylic lid, which arrived cracked, without any drama and the replacement arrived a lot quicker than advised, too.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Richer Sounds Team After a long internet search and lots of homework I plumped for Richer Sounds of Newcastle upon Tyne for the purchase of my new Technics SL-1200GR. I was keen to use the shop as I see real benefit in having somewhere to listen or view things that I want so after a very responsive email exchange and a brief visit to the shop the turntable was on order. I opted for delivery to the shop rather than home due to my commitments and it was ready to pick up 2 days earlier than promised (2 days in total). The team in the shop were more than helpful and I now have an absolutely fantastic piece of kit. I had a vintage Rega Planar 3 before this and the difference is astonishing. Thanks Richer Sounds, The speakers are next.....
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going Japanese I had auditioned a new Rega Planar 6 and that is what I was going to buy. Then I saw the new SL 1200GR in the Plymouth shop and it looked fantastic. A few days later I heard one playing and I was smitten so I bought one and I am very pleased I did. I had never set up a turntable before but it was starightforward, the cartridge alignment tool that Technics supply is brilliant. Most importantly the music from this TT is wonderful. I have a Nagaoka MP 200 cartridge and they seem to work well together. It is hard to desribe the sound, it is pacey, real and very enjoyable. I am very pleased with my decision.
Date published: 2017-09-20
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6 Year Supercare £129.85

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge