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Technics SL-1500C (Black)

Direct Drive Turntable
£999 Our price history: £1,099 from 07/01/24 to 25/03/24
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”Technics beautifully made, fuss-free record player wins for another year.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2023 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.
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 year
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
Get an Ortofon 2M cartridge half price with this turntable. Valid on Ortofon 2M Red, Blue, Bronze and Black cartridges. Simply log in, then add this turntable and your chosen cartridge to your basket and use voucher code HALFPRICEORTO or mention when you call / visit. Offer available from our stores, telesales team, and online. Excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. Valid while stocks last. Not in conjunction with other offers. Excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely sound of vinyl. I have missed it so much After spending sometime deciding I finally purchased the Technics SL 1500 deck with active speakers. I think I will upgrade to an amp and better speakers at a later date. Excellent advice by the Leicester Richer sounds team
Date published: 2024-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Turntable Auto lift was a bit faulty but luckily I got a replacement and the product works perfectly fine. Great sound, great quality.
Date published: 2024-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality turntable This is my second SL-1500C and I couldn't be happier. The included Ortofon Red cartridge is pretty good, but the interchangeable headshell makes is a breeze to swap to something a bit pricier later on.
Date published: 2024-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this record player for my daughter. I was tempted by the great reviews and cashback offer. It really looks great. My only issue with it is that the set-up of the "arm" is a bit complex for me (someone who has never owned a record player). For a music buff, this is a first class product that sounds great and also looks great.
Date published: 2024-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legendary record player Drawn in by the reduced price tag, I set about ordering on line. There was a further free gift, so I added that. The experience was frustrating and I spent too long going round in circles. I was about to be charged for the free gift so I abandoned the process. I eventually returned to order just the record player. I collected it from Cheltenham, unpacked it carefully and proudly set it up. I missed the small print that says I must wait 35 days to claim £200 cash back in order to hit the advertised price. What’s that about? The build quality is superb, and the resulting sound was very rewarding, layers in the recordings that I haven’t heard before. Backing singers revealed and space between instruments, subtle but satisfying.
Date published: 2023-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service! Great products! Great price! Always a pleasure and a treat to deal with Richer Sounds! Service from professional, cheerful staff. No hard sell, just how buying from shops used to be.
Date published: 2023-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound and looks good I bought this from the sales centre but collected from my local store in Milton Keynes. Once I figured out what happened to the stylus with the help of the sales centre (it was hidden in the stylus cover but I accidentally pulled off both , when setting up!) it was sounding and looking great. Better than the AT LP3 I had upgraded from. I had assistance from the local store in carrying the box to my car, as I would have struggled otherwise.
Date published: 2023-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great deck The Technics SL-1500C is a great deck. The perks from Richer sounds made it a real bargain.
Date published: 2023-11-05
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