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TECHNICS SL1200GAE GRAND CLASS 50TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TURNTABLE

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TECHNICS SL1200GAE GRAND CLASS 50TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TURNTABLE

Direct Drive Turntable System
Grand Class
SL-1200GAE
50th Anniversary Limited Edition 

Due to the widespread use of CDs, turntable systems disappeared briefly from the market, but their warm sound quality is bringing them back. The direct-drive turntable invented by Technics is still highly acclaimed by audiophiles and DJs in the form of the SL-1200 Series, and there have been many requests to revive the turntable system. As such, we decided to develop a new system for Hi-Fi use. Here we provide an outline of our intent in this development.
     Direct-drive is generally considered to be for DJ use, and belt drive is for Hi-Fi use. In the 1970s, when Technics invented direct-drive turntables, their performance and reliability were first recognised by broadcast stations. High acclaim was then received by audiophiles. The high-precision rotation and absence of S/N ratio degradation were particularly attractive to these users. The high torque and reliability of direct-drive were recognised by DJs, and direct-drive turntables became the standard in the club scene.
     When developing a direct-drive motor, considerable capital investment is required for large-scale production equipment. In contrast, belt drives can be made with a little cost. Also, compared with direct-drive, belt drive was designed with the latest technology. The view remains that direct-drive is for DJ use and belt drive is for Hi-Fi use. Originally, direct-drive offered superior sound quality. If we redesign the direct-drive motor and control circuitry, we will be able to create a turntable that is superior to other systems.
     Technics was also a leader in incorporating innovations, such as vibration-damping materials, cabinet construction, and insulators. Having inherited the DNA of Technics, we do not wish to merely make a replica of the SL-1200.
     In other words, our intent in this development is to redefine the direct-drive turntable reference.

SPECS:

- All New Design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable: 
  Twin-Rotor Surface-Facing Direct Drive Motor 
  Direct Drive Motor Controller
  High Sensitive Tonearm
  Brass-Top Turntable Platter
  Insulator
- Technics Definitive Design: 
  Inherited SL-1200 Series
  Heavy Aluminium Top Plate
- Turntable Speeds: 
  33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
- Variable Range Pitch: ±8%, ±16%
- Dimensions & Weight: 
  W: 453 mm (17-27/32 inch) H: 170 mm (6-11/16 inch) D: 372 mm (14-21/32 inch)
  Approx. 18 kg (39.7 lbs ) *Tentative *Height including dust cover
- Terminal:
  Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1

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