Technics SL1210GR Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL1210GR (Black)

Direct Drive Turntable

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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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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
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 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 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 4 out of 5 by from Addictive Fun What a revelation to hear that analogue sound again. Decided on this one after many hours research on the net, didn't bother doing any comparison demos or listening on its own as I didn't want to let the wrong influences make the decision, just went for it. Very solid and has all the adjustments needed to fit a variety of cartridges, I bought the Nagaoka mp110 which is relatively budget but is running in nicely to produce the warm analogue sound I want. The technics d.drive sound is very precise with great grip and bass depth and it has something that makes music fun again, maybe just nostalgia but who cares. As you can use your own rca leads I put my spare Chord Chameleons on, oh dear, the hum/buzz from the speakers was too much. After fiddling with many other things, I put the supplied leads on .... noise gone... so be careful with cartridge and rca combos. Should give 5 stars really because I love it but, it came with the adjustable front feet too tightened to unscrew. As the antivibration gator built into them should not be twisted too much, very carefully use of a torch and screwdriver got them to release. Would have also been better if it had come with a cartridge alignment protractor as well as the supplied overhang gauge. Overall though, spot on non-Chinese made joy giving piece of engineering. Many thanks to the guys at Leicester store, particularly Sebastian who got got it to the store within a few days of asking. Best hifi customer service by far.
Date published: 2017-12-11
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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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