Technics SL1210GR Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL1210GR (Black)

Direct Drive Turntable

In stock
£1,299
Cartridge not included.

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.

6 Year Supercare £129.85

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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!

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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-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.

Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive direct_drive
Cartridge Included? No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 453 x 372 x 173
Pitch Control yes
Speeds 33 / 45 / 78
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 453 x 372 x 173
USB Output No
Weight (KG) 11
Brand Technics
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely pleased Quality from the feet up and everything the name Technics of old promised. Smooth and responsive transition from stop to start as you would expect from a professional turntable. The direct drive is superb with no hint of noise. Very pleased with my purchase
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not cheap, but worth every penny. I bought my SL1210GR as ex-display from Prestwich, along with a Goldring 1042 cartridge. I was looking for a turntable to replace my £1000-5-star-best-buy-award-winner that had got me listening more to CDs than vinyl. This one has had me listening to vinyl ever since I bought it. The CD player is now gathering dust. I wanted direct drive (no rubber band), fed from the mains (no external PSU with a plug in transformer that gets red hot), easy to set up and swap cartridges (fed up of unscrewing the arm and playing with spacers), all leads removable (no worries) and built like a T34 (needs to see me out). I looked at the PLX1000 but it is built to a price so decided on the SL1210GR (can't afford a 1200G and don't like silver). I have since bought a couple of Jelco asimuth adjustable head shells. These are easier to adjust than the supplied headshell which has a release screw so small I thought it was a mark in the headshell casting and in mine, at least, was so tight I couldn't budge it. I fitted the 1042 and a Dynavector DV20XH2 to the Jelcos and then set everything up as close to perfect as I could, verifying the setup with the HFN test record. Then I played all my favourite 'test' records. There is all the sound detail I'd expect at this price (soundstage, width, imaging etc etc) but without the over-analytical thin sounding efforts of my previous turntable. The bass may be slightly less well defined but at least it sounds (and feels) like bass should. I can hear everything I could with the 5* deck but with a fuller and warmer sound. To coin a phrase, this turntable has soul. The motor/electrical supply is totally silent - no hum or rumble. I am very happy with this turntable. This is a keeper !
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound and build quality Great upgrade from my entry level deck. Wanted something that was great quality but didn't need delicate handling... This is it. Notice more base than the other deck could manage even though using the same 2m red ortofon. Waiting for a blue for a further slight upgrade. Well pleased. Thanks to the guys in Nottingham as usual.
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Turntable Great advice from the shop, and they set it up for me!!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Classic Enhanced I had the original Technics 1210s growing up as a pair with a mixer to DJ with, they are the most solid turntables I have ever used and I regretted selling them over 15 years ago! I still had all my vinyl as I couldn't bare to part with them, so when I saw the brand new and enhanced Technics 1210 available at Richer Sounds I knew I had to buy one. I have not regretted it since! The quality and build is just as good if not better, the sound quality is amazing. I have used Cambridge Audio Phono leads I purchased from Richer Sounds too, which helps give a better sound. The Technics did have a basic phono lead included but it wasnt as good as the Cambridge Audio leads. The 1210 doesnt come with a cartridge and stylus, so you will need to buy one. I actually still have my old Ortofon Scratch concords stylus from my DJ days, so have used them for now. I want to get a more classic look so plan to do upgrade those at some point. If you are looking for a single turntable or a pair to DJ with, I would 100% say go for the Technics 1210s or 1200s (silver), I'm so happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SL1210GR : Superb sound & first class engineering I spent months researching a new turntable and kept coming back to the Technics SL1200GR/1210GR again and again. Now that it's proudly sitting on the AV bench it's so obviously the perfect choice. I took a good time to set up the turntable, levelling the using a spirit level and fine tuning cartridge alignment using a Bearwald protractor. I also set the tracking force using digital scales - however, the Technics arm is very accurate in this respect. From the moment the box was opened, the quality of the design and engineering that has gone into the SL1210GR was obvious. This is a seriously solid, supremely engineered turntable. Everything feels absolutely perfect. I tried a few different cartridges initially. They all sounded good, but what struck me from the outset was that the SL1210GR is very neutral and transparent, as it immediately revealed the sonic differences and nuances between the different cartridges. For the moment I have settled on an AT120EB, but it's obvious that upgrades could be well rewarded in this area. Once everything set up, we settled down listen to some music. The hours drifted by as LP after LP and single after single spinned away. What's truly breathtaking is the detail, the separation between instruments and, most of all, the unerring, solid, perfect timing; not a hint of variation or instability - this turntable simply lets you enjoy the music without fuss or fluster and gets your feet tapping every time. I can't find anything else that comes near for up to this price. The SL1210GR, for me, represents the most enjoyable vinyl value. We're now working our way through our collection of LP's and singles and the Technics has most definitely encouraged this and the purchase of additional used and new LP's too. New 180 gram pressings sound truly breathtaking and I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Sophie Ellis Bextor's new Orchestral Greatest Hits on Double LP! I don't think that I can say any fairer than that. Highly recommended to anyone interested in accurate, stable, fuss free and, most importantly, highly enjoyable vinyl replay. Thank you too to the staff at Richer Sounds in Lichfield. Excellent.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exception Product Very happy with the sound and appearance of this turntable.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A thing of overpriced beauty A modern variation on an old classic certainly, but is it an improvement? In a word, yes. The fact that the power lead and phono jacks are no longer hard wired in is an excellent innovation. The sound is is massively improved especially the bass. The fact that the pitch shifter has been changed means no more getting stuck around the annoying green light in the middle as it has been done away with altogether. Criticisms? There's no need for the reset button to be quite so close to the pitch fader and I think it should be £200 cheaper. That said the pros outweigh the cons and i think I will probably buy another one!
Date published: 2017-04-22
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6 Year Supercare £129.85

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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!
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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

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