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Technics SL-1210MK5 Quartz Synthesizer Direct Drive Turntable

Technics SL-1210MK5 Quartz Synthesizer Direct Drive Turntable

Also available in Silver model SL-1200MK5.

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Technics SL-1210MK5 Direct Drive Turntable

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The Technics SL-1210MK5 is a masterpiece among turntables with a worldwide reputation. Highly accurate turntable speed maintained continuously with a quartz pitch control. The direct drive produces high torque. Smooth stops are achieved with a fully electronic braking system. The braking speed can be adjusted with the brake speed control knob.

Note: This turntable requires a standard mount cartridge for operation - sold separately.

Technics SL-1210MK5 Key Features

Slip Pad and No-Hinge Dust Cover*
A slip pad helps to protect your records from being damaged by the metal plate when they spin. And your player is protected by the no-hinge dust cover, which lets you easily perform freestyle, and then cover up your equipment when it's not in use.
Custom Brake Speed Control*
It's simple to set the breaking speed to suit your liking with the SL-1210MK5. After removing the slip mat, all it takes is a few twists of a screwdriver to go from a slow winding down to an instant halt, or anywhere in between.
Pitch Reset*
Instantly reset pitch to zero at the touch of a button.
New LED* Stylus Light
Pop-up stylus illumination for use in low light environments such as DJ booth or studio control room. Allows you to view the stylus tip during play. New LED stylus light lasts longer than earlier models.

* Features marked with an asterisk above indicates key step-up feature from the Technics SL-1210MK2.

Technics Original Integral Rotor-Platter Quartz DD (Direct-Drive) Motor
Direct Drive turntables use Technics' original integral roto-platter Direct Drive motor for smooth, non-stop performance and unwavering quartz DD accuracy. This gives DJs the ability to spin records with quick starts, stops, and scratches, for the ultimate mixing experience.
High Torque
Technics' motor provides the ability for high torque starts, so your music is sure to start right on the beat. The 1210MK5's ultra-low-speed motor and high torque (1.5kg/cm) allow for super quick start-ups (0.7 sec) and stops.
Vibration Resistant Construction
A die-cast aluminum body, heavy rubber base, and a lack of unnecessary components or empty space allow the 1210MK5 to absorb unwanted vibrations that could otherwise interfere with the sound.
Quartz Locked Non "Click" Pitch Control
Smooth sliding, quartz locked, non "click" continuous pitch adjustment ±8% and ±16%.
Recessed Power Control
Prevents the turntable from being shut off accidentally.
Unwavering Quartz DD Accuracy
Instead of just spinning the platter, the classic Technics Direct-Drive system actually incorporates it into the motor, reducing the number of parts that can malfunction and making consistent, accurate speeds possible. It's a system that has been providing fast start-up times and unequalled responsiveness for over thirty years.
  • Wow & flutter: 0.025% WRMS, ±0.035% peak
  • Rumble: -78dB (DIN B)
Highly Sensitive Low-Mass Tonearm
Universal S-shaped low-mass tonearm with gimbal suspension for accurate reproduction of records.
Helicoid Tonearm Height Adjustment
For precise setting of tonearm.
Black Finish

Technics SL-1210MK5 Specifications

13-5/64" (33.2cm)
3.74 lbs (1.7 kg)
Turntable Speeds
33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm
Variable Range Pitch
±8%, ±16%
Starting Torque
1.3 lb-in (1.5 kg-cm)
Build-Up Characteristics
0.7s from standstill to 33-1/3 rpm
Braking System
Electronic brake
Wow and Flutter
0.01% WRMS
0.025% WRMS (JIS C5521)
±0.035% peak (IEC 98A Weighted}
-56dB (IEC 98A Unweighted)
-78dB (IEC Weighted)
Effective Length
9-1/16" (230mm)
Arm Height Adjustment Range
19/32" (15mm)
Effective Mass
12g (without cartridge)
Offset Angle
Less than 7mg (lateral, vertical)
Tracking Error Angle
Within 2º 32' (at the outer groove of 12" record)
Within 0º 32' (at the inner groove of 12" record)
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range
3.5g - 13g
11g - 20.5g (including headshell)
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (with auxiliary weight)
9.5g - 13g
17g - 20.5g (including headshell)
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (with shell weight)
3.5g - 6.5g
11g - 14g (including head shell)
Headshell Weight
Power Supply
AC120V, 60Hz
17-27/32" x 6-25/32" x 13-31/32"
26.5 lbs. (12 kg)

Technics SL-1210MK5 Direct Drive Turntable

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