Technics SL1500C (Black)

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Technics SL1500C (Black)

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”A beautifully made, fuss-free record player.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 award-winner.

The best of Technics’ studio and club turntables – at home

Based on the legendary Technics SL1210, the SL1500C takes all the sophisticated drive mechanism but leaves the unnecessary DJ components for a high performance, home turntable. Discarding the pitch control, cue and strobe lights not only gives a cleaner style but also improves the sound quality through less complexity. A built-in phonostage, domestic cartridge and semi-auto operation make it more suitable for home use.

High torque, direct drive
When it comes to pitch stability and sonic precision, what’s good for the club and studio is equally good for the home. This is why Technics has used a version of its high torque, direct drive system for the SL1500C.

Improved, coreless motor for pitch-perfect sound
Based on technology from Technics’ reference SL1200 models, the SL1500C uses an all-new motor design with coreless tech. This results in the elimination of ‘cogging’ which can afflict other direct drive turntables. Cogging is an instability in the running speed, which gives inconsistent pitch. With the SL1500C, you get absolute pitch stability for a true and lifelike sound.

Solid design for low levels of distortion
Just like the Technics SL1210 and SL1200 turntables, the SL1500C is built to a high standard. The rigid, die-cast aluminium chassis uses a hybrid construction for superior resistance to vibration. Isolating feet and a damped platter further reduce resonance, meaning you hear more of the music’s fine detail and less distortion.

Classic tonearm
The SL1500C’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. The detachable headshell makes swapping cartridges a quick and simple process.

Built-in phono stage
Featuring a built-in phonostage, the SL1500C can be used with a much wider range of hi-fi and powered speakers. So long as your system has an AUX socket, the SL1500C simply plugs in and plays. If you prefer to use your own phonostage, then simply hook up to the standard phono RCA outputs instead. For a high quality connection, all RCA phono sockets are gold-plated.

Semi-auto operation
Unlike in the club or studio, you can’t be expected to stand attentively at your turntable at all times. So you can relax when listening to music at home, the SL1500C features an auto arm-lift. At the end of the record, the arm lifts automatically, protecting your stylus and also the speakers from distortion. If you’d prefer not to have this facility, it can be switched off.

Supplied with an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
Priced at around £100 in its own right, the Ortofon 2M Red is a great quality starter cartridge. With smooth, precise sound, it’s the perfect match for the Technics turntable. The 2M is also upgradable, with a range of higher quality styli (Blue, Bronze and Black) that can be slid on for an instant upgrade in sound, when funds allow.

Enjoy studio quality sound, at home, with the Technics SL1500C.
Features
Auto/Manual
Semi-Auto
Belt Drive/Direct Drive
Direct Drive
Built In Phono Stage
Yes
Speeds
33/45/78
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
8
Power Consumption - Standby
0.2
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
453 x 169 x 372
Weight
Weight (KG)
9.9
Accessories
Cartridge Included
Yes - Ortofon 2M Red MM
Replacement Stylus Code
2M Red
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great turntable My wife bought this turntable for my Christmas present, set it up and played more or less straight out of the box cartridge already set with 2m red so just had to set weight and anti skate, played my first record Queen greatest hits 11 wow fantastic can't stop playing all of my old and new vinyls now.
Date published: 2021-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Technics SL1500C Fantastic turn table. Gift for my husband and he loves it. He's wanted it for a couple of years and is absolutely delighted. Service was excellent from Richer Sounds
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Very pleased with this turntable which has given me access to a vinyl collection accumulated over the last 50 years! Good sound quality. Easy to use. Elegant appearance and rock solid build.
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turntable Recent purchase of Technics SL 1500c following a recent return to vinyl. What an excellent piece of kit. Very simple layout but beautiful, sturdy and solid. Very easy to set up, though Technics should consider providing a video like to help novices set up the tone arm. The sound is amazing, very warm, clear soundstage, great bass and crystal clean. I feel this maybe the only turntable I will ever need to buy.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Technic SL1500C Excellent, well made turntable. Crisp sound and performance. Also good customer service and smooth delivery from richer sounds.
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit for under £1,000. Superb sound quality through my Denon Amp and Mission speakers
Date published: 2020-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, simple high quality deck This deck came highly recommended & is as good as you would expect. Clear accurate sound, simple noisless drive function & overall a great sound source. The suplied cartrdidge/stylus option (Ortofon Red 2) also adds to the quality. Its so sensitve that I now have a slight bass feedback issue at (very) high volume, but this is a price worth paying for the overall sound quality. The trade off is quality vs. ability to really pumpup the volume... this is partly due to the environment its being used in but my old Thorens (now clearly a les bit of kit) could take amuch higher volume before feedback occured... mind you as I get older perhaps this is a sign to keep the volume down a little.These are quibbles - its a great sounding, easy to use & easy to set up deck.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built like a tank. Sounds amazing Debated about buying the sl 1500 but very pleased I did. Excellent sound and great built quality, easy setup. Only slight gripe, the auto arm lift can be a bit previous and lift before record has fully finished so I would advise switching this off.
Date published: 2020-09-11
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