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Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable

You Pay: $2,199.00
Product Highlights
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • Digital Pitch
  • Adjustable Brake
  • Switchable Voltage

The Technics SL-1210M5G is a professional direct-drive turntable, in a legacy of turntables that are favored by leading professional DJs. Technics updates a classic with enhancements that include a digital pitch control, adjustable brake and improved tone arm for a rich quality sound. The popular feel and rugged design that have made the SL-1200 series a popular choice are still intact. The SL-1210M5G is the perfect solution for any professional nightclub DJ booth, professional touring DJ, performance DJ and serious home DJs alike.

Note! Cartridges sold separately

Digital Pitch Control
The easily replaceable digital pitch control provides extreme accuracy from turntable to turntable. Pitch range is adjustable between +/- 8 and +/- 16. DJs can reset back to 0 at a touch of a button.
High Torque Motor with Adjustable Brake
The high torque motor is exactly what a DJ could expect from an SL-1200 series turntable. The SL-1210M5G features a variable brake adjustment for gradual stop and "stop-on-a-dime" accuracy.
Enhanced Tone Arm
The SL-1210M5G features an improved High Grade OFC (Oxygen Free Coil) tone arm cable and high-grade stereo PHONO cables, as well as an overall improved Tone Arm for a richer sound.
Quartz Direct Drive Accuracy
Technics professional turntables are known for their playing stability and accuracy due to the Quartz Direct Drive motor and platter system.
Rugged Design
Like all the turntables in the legendary SL-1200 series, the rugged SL-1210M5G is built for rigorous travel and minimal noise and feedback.
33 1/3 and 45 RPM Speeds
The SL-1210M5G supports 33 1/3 and 45 RPM speeds.
Long Lasting Blue Stylus Light
The blue stylus light features a long life and adds a stylish look.
Output Connectors Stereo RCA Phono
Motor Quartz direct-drive (manual turntables)
Brushless DC motor
Speeds 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Pitch Variable range pitch: ±8 %, ±16 % (two settings)
Brake Adjustable electronic brake
Starting torque: 1.5 kg·cm (1.3 lb·in)
Build-up characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 r/min
Pitch Control Range +/- 8 , +/- 16 variable
Wow and Flutter 0.01% WRMS
0.025% WRMS (JIS C5521)
+/- 0.035% peak (IEC 98A Weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Rumble:
-56dB (IEC 98A Unweighted)
-78dB (IEC Weighted)
Tone Arm Type: universal
Effective length: 9-1/16" (230mm)
Arm height adjustment range: 0 - 6mm
Overhang: 19/32" (15mm)
Effective mass: 12g (without cartridge)
Offset angle: 22°:
Friction:less than 7 mg (lateral, vertical)
Tracking error angle:
Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12") record)
Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12") record)
Stylus pressure adjustment range: 0 - 4g
Applicable cartridge weight range: 3.5 - 13g; 11 - 20.5 g (including headshell)
With auxiliary weight: 9.5 - 13g; 17 - 20.5g (including headshell)
With shell weight: 3.5 - 6.5g; 11 - 14g (including headshell)
Headshell weight: 7.5g
Power Requirements Power Supply: AC120V, 60Hz
Consumption: 14.5W
Base Dimensions (WxHxD) 17 x 6 x 13" (45.3 x 17.2 x 35.5cm)
Weight 25.74 lb (11.7 kg)
Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable
  • Turntable Mat
  • Disc Slip Sheet Set
  • Dust Cover
  • Head Shell with Stylus Weight
  • Balance Weight
  • Auxilliiary Weight
  • EZ Record Adapter
  • Shell Weight
  • Overhang Gauge
  • Screw Set for Cartridge
  • Sticker
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    TechnicsSL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable
     
    4.9

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional features (22)
    • Excellent sound (21)
    • Consistent (18)
    • Easy to use (17)
    • Versatile (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (22)
      • Performances (18)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (15)
      • Professional recording (14)
      • Outdoor events / games (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Ultimate version of a bona-fide classic

      For over 30 years the Technics SL1200 range of turntables have been the cornerstone of any professional DJ's arsenal, they have never been bettered even though dozens of other manufacturers have tried,this edition...Read complete review

      For over 30 years the Technics SL1200 range of turntables have been the cornerstone of any professional DJ's arsenal, they have never been bettered even though dozens of other manufacturers have tried,this edition is the pinnacle of the Technics brand, safe to say their greatest ever product and apart from headphones their final one because recently they announced the end of the Technics brand. The SL1200 is no more, this is the last chance to get one and it's the best ever. Carefully thought out new features have been added like the LED illumination, the expanded pitch control and then instant return to quartz lock feature. the build quality as ever is stunning, a true work of engineering from the heavy rubber base to the solid metal upper section, this is quality all the way. My only criticism is the lack of hinges to attach the included perspex lid and the cheaper lighter rubber mat they they include these days. Apart from those easily solvable and minor omissions this is an essential purchase, get one while you still can because I can tell you very soon they will be like gold dust.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      They dont make them like they USed to!

      [...]. The end result of this, was me missing a $1500 mix show gig because *we* flubbed up embarassing myself and my wife who handles my bookings. After that I...Read complete review

      [...]. The end result of this, was me missing a $1500 mix show gig because *we* flubbed up embarassing myself and my wife who handles my bookings. After that I had to return to the store, where I was given adapters, I went home to find I am dissatisfied with my new product because the green lights for zero(on the pitch slider) do not light up making it difficult to mix in the dark! AND also this particular $1300+ brand/model of turntables skips when increasing pitch on Mp3s, causing the song to "trip over itself" !! [...]

      Reviewed by 28 customers

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      5.0

      DUZIBOOM$ (update)

      By DUZIBOOM$

      from NYC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Professional Features

      Cons

      • Are On A
      • Pitch Control Led's
      • Pitch Control Leds On
      • Seperate Circuit
      • Seperate Circuit No Mod

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

      This review is an update to the one below↓↓↓↓(dj duzi boom boom.) Although it appears that someone stole the american adapter set off of the box in shipping... These turntables are monsters!it can get confusing using the -0- reset button: i suggest using a sticker to mark it! technic quality, traditional-interchangeable platters. standard platter-brakes and voltage settings underneath the platter(110-120V 60 cycles if ur in NYC)If you are using these for digital music and experiencing difficulties...try adjusting the load memory(GPU) or processing on the computer, or the hardware settings for the music program. sometimes overloading a cache management will cause skipping or locking in the program within. Adjusting pitch in these moments will cause the music to "trip over itself."....

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      5.0

      SL-1210 Legendary turntable

      By AG

      from Kansas city

      Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

      First of all I would like to thank B&H for the great service and on-time shipment. The merchandise has arrived as promised, packed securely and nicely.
      This turntable is a piece of art and engineering marvelous! Great looking and performs to make other modern turntables to step back. Easy to set up to start enjoying the sound and features in no time. I am not a DJ, as many think that this table is for DJ's only. This table was developed as Hi-Fi equipment for audiophiles and was widely adopted by professionals due to its durability, features and sound quality.
      I highly recommend this turntable to everyone who wants to continue enjoying vinyl and great sound.
      The only downside is that this table is not supplied with cover hinges, but you could always order it from KABUSA.

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      4.0

      My last TT!

      By Josh

      from Bethlehem, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Professional Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

        The Mack Daddy, grandmaster TT! Live the extra tone arm adjustments, and the beauty of the finish, but they feel a little weaker than my M3Ds. Digital pitch control is a little touchy, but getting used to it.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Technics SL1210M5G is the grandmaster

        By Funkin for Australia

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Professional Features
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

          The best turntable i have ever used, so many great features the SL1210M5G is sensational, everyone knows the great old tried and trusted SL1200, well this latest version, the SL1210M5G has just taken what was great to magnificent. B&H are probably one of the last companies that stock Technics Turntable products , i am going to buy another SL1210M5G before they become extinct, great value for the money!! we have got to say that B&H is an excellent company to deal with even for customers in Australia!!

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          5.0

          This Turntable Rocks! 1210M5G

          By Pete from Delray

          from Delray Beach

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Professional Features
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

            I have been dj'ing for 25 years clubs mainly in nyc, also do pro studio recording. This turntable is the finest product ever produced by Technics, it holds the speed dead on for as long as you need. The sound is impeccable. The new features on it really help. I highly recommend this item for who wants professional quality.

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            5.0

            LOVE THE TURNTABLE

            By Red

            from Melbourne Australia

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Professional Features

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

              It's a classic turntable... it doesn't get any better!!

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              JUST GREAT

              By A.Z.

              from Europe

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                It's truly a high-end table. Looks and feels awesome. Sounds fantastic as it is. As for the cartridge, I started with an Ortofon 2M Bronze.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Get It While It's Still Available

                By Vinyl for Music

                from Hong Kong

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                Happy to pay [$] for it because I know it will last for a very long long time. Great service from B&H.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simply the Best!

                By Julian1961

                from Perth, Western Australia

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Professional Features
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                  There is a very good reason Technics sold over 3 million of these turntables before they ceased production in 2010...they are simply the best direct drive turntables on the market. These "Wheels of Steel" are indestructible and the best bang for your buck under $5000. Grab what's left of these Japanese classics, add the cartridge of your choice, and enjoy your music!

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Want to REALLY HEAR the music?

                  By Tom C

                  from Boise, ID

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Professional Features
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Audiophile listening

                    Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                    The SL-1210M5G is a top of the line professional turntable. I purchased this for audiophile listening. Set up with an Ortofon Bronze cartridge, the part it plays in sonic reproduction is simply amazing.

                    Heavy duty and visually attractive.

                    Note that, as shipped, one must set the voltage to 110 (switch is under the turntable platter), and it took me a while to realize the European to US plug adapter was stapled to the outside of the turntable box in a separate package.

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                    5.0

                    The best!

                    By Fredo

                    from NYC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Feel
                    • Looks
                    • Pitch
                    • Professional Features

                    Cons

                    • Overly expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                    I own pairs of 1200 mk2, 1210 mk2, and 1200 m3d's. I'm really liking the feel and look of this turntable. No complaints.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful

                    By Kim J-S

                    from Bloomfield, NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                    I bought 2 for my husband. You want to talk about speachless. He is always ranting about Technics so for me to get his first pair of new ones, was out of this world to him. Just pretty awesome turntables hands down.

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                    5.0

                    This is the BEST that it gets!

                    By DJ RPS

                    from Las Vegas

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Features
                    • The BOMB

                    Cons

                    • Heavy bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                    There is nothing but great things to say about the industry's BEST turntable around. The only bad thing is that Technic is no long producing these bad boys.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simply Amazing

                    By mixALI

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Professional Features
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                        These things are built like tanks. They are legendary and I am very impressed with B&H!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The best. (period)

                        By ABnorml

                        from St. Pete, FL

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Professional Features
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                          These are the most feature rich, best turntables from Technics. That says it all.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          no need for review

                          By tuturutu1985

                          from Key West, Fl

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Professional Features
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                            M5G?? no question the beast of all technics turntables. cant get enough especially when you have two of them :D

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Quality never fades away

                            By Django

                            from NSW Australia

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Professional Features
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Studio

                              Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                              These Technics SL1200 series turntables are 1970s designs based on big budget development by the Matsushita Corp. It is not some fly-by-night product that is here today and gone tomorrow. It is built like a tank, and whilst they are no longer made there appears to be no shortgage of spare parts and people with know how out there if you ever need parts or service. For the money it represents excellent value - simple proven design and rock solid performance.

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                              (0 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              They dont make them like they USed to!

                              By DJ Duzi Boom Boom

                              from NYC

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Nice looking

                              Cons

                              • Over priced
                              • Skips

                              Best Uses

                              • Paper weights

                              Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                              [...]. The end result of this, was me missing a $1500 mix show gig because *we* flubbed up embarassing myself and my wife who handles my bookings. After that I had to return to the store, where I was given adapters, I went home to find I am dissatisfied with my new product because the green lights for zero(on the pitch slider) do not light up making it difficult to mix in the dark! AND also this particular $1300+ brand/model of turntables skips when increasing pitch on Mp3s, causing the song to "trip over itself" !! [...]

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              The best of the best

                              By santocarlito

                              from Kingston ON Canada

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound
                              • Professional Features
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Mobile DJ
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                                Flawless. Get yours while you can. I put an M97xe on mine and all I can say is that this turntable is perfect. You can buy one of those audiophile contraptions if you want, it still wont be a wheel of steel. SL1200's that were put in service in the 70's still work today. You're call.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great turntable

                                By Mrkingfish

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Novice

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Excellent Sound
                                • Professional Features

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Technics SL-1210M5G - Direct Drive DJ Turntable:

                                  I've always wanted one of these beasts and now that they are being discontinued, I had to get one! Definitely worth it! It takes a little patience to set it up correctly but it's an awesome piece of equipment. Get one while you can!

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