Technics SL-1200M7L (Black)
Direct Drive Turntable
Cartridge not included.
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A very special SL-1200
Limited to just 12,000 units, worldwide, the SL-1200M7L is a very special edition, celebrating an incredible 50-years of the iconic SL-1200 turntable. For its golden jubilee, each M7L model features a gold coloured, anodised tonearm, unique slip mat, engraved serial number and a special finish.
One of seven, limited edition finishes, Black is usually reserved for the SL1210 model. In this case, it’s combined with a golden-anodised tonearm. We think the black and gold finish gives off brilliant 70s retro vibes that suit this deck’s heritage to the tip of its headshell.
Seventh generation legend
From the disco era to today’s super-clubs, the Technics SL1200 (and similar SL1210) has been and still is the heart of most professional DJs’ gigs. World renowned for its robust build quality, reliability and precise and stable sound, the SL1200 is a living legend. Fifty years on, it’s as capable as ever and great value for the engineering involved.
High torque, direct drive
Using Technics’ famous and expensively engineered direct drive system, the SL-1200M7L delivers class-leading torque for super-stable pitch and rapid start/stop action. When you need to precisely control your mixing, this is still the standard setter.
Improved, coreless motor
Based on technology from the reference G and GR models, the M7L uses an all new motor design with coreless tech. This results in the elimination of ‘cogging’ which can afflict other direct drive decks. Cogging is an instability in the running speed, which gives inconsistent pitch. With the SL1200M7L, you get the same rock-solid pitch stability that’s always been a hallmark of these Technics decks.
SL1200 turntables have always been robustly built, and the M7L is no different. Although it’s not quite as solid as the more expensive GR model, it still beats its similarly priced rivals. The rigid, die-cast aluminium chassis features hybrid, anti-resonance cladding and isolation feet. These not only help keep the deck solidly in place but also absorb vibrations, preventing stylus skip and sound distortion.
Fine tune adjustments
Lift the platter and there’s a range of user adjustments. From a bank of micro switches you can select 78rpm, reverse play, even adjust start-up torque, and brake speed – getting this deck to perform exactly how you want it to.
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.
The M7L’s tonearm is a classic S-shape design that tracks precisely and is easy to handle. 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 slip mat. The detachable headshell makes swapping cartridges a quick and simple process. Finished in a golden, anodised colour, it looks more impressive than ever.
Connect your own cables
Rather than using static cables like SL-1200s of the past, the SL-1200M7L features RCA phono terminals. These let you choose your own length and quality of cable that's worthy of a deck of this standard.
Featuring a pop-up stylus cue light with bright LED, it’s easy to land the stylus precisely where you want – even in dark environments. The strobe colour is adjustable between red and blue, letting you adjust the pitch, in style.
After half a century of success, celebrate the best, with the Technics SL-1200M7L.
Belt Drive/Direct Drive
33 / 45 / 78
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
453 x 169 x 353