Technics SL1210GR (Black) Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL1210GR (Black)

Direct Drive Turntable

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£1,299
Cartridge not included in box.

It’s back! Familiar in style but completely re-engineered, the Technics SL-1210GR 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-1210 was a hit from the beginning. Starting life in the early '70s, the SL1210 lived through many versions and is still seen by many as the reference deck for club use. The latest SL1210GR 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-1210GR verifies and corrects the precision of the motor for perfect pitch stability.

Heavyweight platter construction
Everything about the SL-1210GR’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-1210s of the past, the SL-1210GR 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-1210GR is a true legend within its lifetime.

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£129.85

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Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

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Cartridge not included in box.

It’s back! Familiar in style but completely re-engineered, the Technics SL-1210GR 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-1210 was a hit from the beginning. Starting life in the early '70s, the SL1210 lived through many versions and is still seen by many as the reference deck for club use. The latest SL1210GR 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-1210GR verifies and corrects the precision of the motor for perfect pitch stability.

Heavyweight platter construction
Everything about the SL-1210GR’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-1210s of the past, the SL-1210GR 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-1210GR is a true legend within its lifetime.

Brand Technics
Colour Black
Weight (KG) 11.5
Cartridge Included? No
Speeds 33 / 45 / 78
USB Output No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 453 x 372 x 173
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive direct_drive
Pitch Control yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cracking table Superb build quality and sound to match, excellent service form Richer. If you’re a vinyl lover this won’t disappoint, free next day deliver and great price, why go elsewhere?
Date published: 2020-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOP MARKS FOR TECHNICS. I DID NOT THINK YOU COULD IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE 1210 BUT THEY HAVE . A BIT EXPENSIVE FROM RICHER I GOT MINE FROM WESTEND DJ FOR £799 EACH I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE CHEAPER FROM RICHER.
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic follow up to the SL1210 series I bought this 9 days ago & I’m so pleased I did. It was a toss up between a Linn LP 12 (2nd hand) or a new Technics SL1210 GR. I opted for the Technics as I wanted something plug & play without too much tinkering. Set up was easy as per the instructions. My only gripe was that it does not come with a stylus or cartridge. Had to purchase that separately. The audio is noticeably superior to the previous SL1210 MK2 it rplaced. It still has all the quality cokponents that the MK2 had. Highly, highly recommended!
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great record player looks brilliant I bought this 2 weeks ago so pleased i did sounds fantastic
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic turntable Very good quality turntable from quality manufacturer
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid and beautiful turntable I bought this a couple of weeks ago and have been re-living my musical past y listening to a raft of vinyl, old and new. The Technics turntable is vastly superior to my old turntable and I am hearing aspects of the music that I wasn't previously aware of.
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Quality Turntable,Great Sound Upgrade I decided I wanted to upgrade my turntable to hopefully do justice to my ever growing vinyl collection so after reading up a little on the spec, reliability and great reputation of the Technics turntables I took the plunge. My Akai turntable I was using was originally around the £350 price range and sounded fine so for the jump in price of the Technics 1210GR I was expecting a significant upgrade in sound quality and I am happy to report that it is it sounds fantastic along with the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge there's definitely more Bass & more clarity more punch my records just sound more alive and even less surface noise detectable on certain albums which may be due to the upgraded cartridge.The guys in the Preston store were fantastic and reassured me it was a quality upgrade their customer service was excellent they even fitted the cartridge and set it all up for me ready to pick up at my convenience. Its a considered purchase I know but I wanted to buy a well made and reputable turntable that would last. It's a thing of beauty and I highly recommend it if you're thinking of upgrading. I nearly went for the silver version but the Black looks classy and matches my black Marantz Amplifier. Very happy with my purchase and my vinyl sounds great. Thank you Richer Sounds Preston
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Quality turntable. Well made and looks great. Fairly easy to set up with the help from guys at Bath.
Date published: 2018-12-23
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Please call your local store Members of our team are happily working from home to provide advice, info on stock and other help. They can also process sales and arrange delivery direct from our warehouse. Buy by phone Call our national Telesales team on
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Add our Supercare Guarantee 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 GUARANTEE 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.
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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

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.