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Technics SL-1000R

Direct Drive Turntable
£18,999
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”The SL-1000R should be considered one of the class leaders. It is able to stand toe-to-toe with any rival without worry, and that’s something worth celebrating.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Class-leading turntable

Widely regarded as one of finest turntables in its class, the Technics SL-1000R has received numerous ‘best buy’ awards and praise from critics around the world. With its exquisite finish, ease of use and, not to mention, stunning sound quality, the SL-1000R truly impresses in every area.

Legendary direct drive for supreme stability
Just like famous Technics of the past and present, this flagship turntable uses a version of its famous direct drive motor. The upgraded, coreless design was first launched in 2016 and, with the SL-1000R is further refined for ultimate performance. Featuring high torque and a heavy-duty bearing, the motor delivers incredibly stable rotation, producing intense sonic realism. Listen to a highly pitch sensitive instrument, such as a piano, and you’ll hear an unwavering solidity to the sound that’s hard to beat.

Vibration quelling design
Improvements made to the motor’s mounting add mass and help reduce vibrations. This greatly enhances the signal-to-noise ratio, making the music’s backdrop quieter. A quieter backdrop means that previously unheard details begin to shine through, letting you hear the music in all its glory. The sheer mass of the design also helps in quelling sonically harmful vibrations. At over 40kg in weight, this turntable is a two-person lift!

Heavyweight platter for powerful bass
Constructed from brass, tungsten and die-cast aluminium, the platter weighs more than many turntables in their entirety (7.9kg if you were wondering). This helps give it incredible inertial mass, giving you a sound that’s every bit as solid and focused as you’d imagine. Sandwiched between rubber damping pads, vibration is effectively supressed, helping to deliver an even purer and more natural sound.

Dedicated electronic speed control unit
Supplied with a dedicated, electronic speed control, the SL-1000R is a joy to use. The control unit lets you effortlessly switch between 33/45/78 speeds, as well as adjusting the pitch. The OLED display shows the rotation speed with accuracy to two decimal places, letting you make minute adjusts for total precision. Housing the speed control in a separate casing also helps improve the sound quality, as the deck is not affected by potential electronic interference from the speed control system.

High precision tonearm*
Made in Japan to the highest standards, the high precision tonearm makes the perfect match for this premium turntable. It uses a signature Technics, S-shaped tonearm, constructed of magnesium for the ultimate combination of lightweight and rigidity. Combined with the gimbal suspension and high-precision bearings, it means that the tonearm tracks the record’s grooves with absolute accuracy. High-grade, OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) internal cabling maximises the signal integrity sent from your choice of cartridge.

*Please note, headshell and cartridge not supplied.

Optional tonearm bases for up to three arms*
For turntable addicts, the SL-1000R has the option of adding a further two tonearm bases. These are positioned at the rear and left-hand side of the plinth, giving you a choice of up to three tonearms to choose from. As different tonearm and cartridge solutions provide unique sonic signatures, you can use a different ‘arm depending on the music genre.

*Optional at additional cost.

Listen to your treasured vinyl collection at its very best, with this turntable masterpiece. We think you’ll be impressed!

technics
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 year
Audio
Pitch Control
Yes
Features
Belt Drive/Direct Drive
Direct Drive
Speeds
33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
10W
Power Consumption - Standby
0.05W
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
531 x 188 x 399 / 110 x 84 x 350 (Main Unit/Control Unit)
Weight
Weight (KG)
40.2/2.1 (Main Unite/Control Unit)

Headshell and Cartridge are not included.


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