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Technics SL-1200MK7 Direct Drive Turntable System (Black)

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Technics SL-1200MK7 Direct Drive Turntable System (Black)
Key Features
  • Precision Coreless Direct-Drive Motor
  • Eliminates Cogging
  • Reverse-Play Function
  • Highly Rigid Platter with Low Vibration
Audiophiles, DJs, and turntablists in search of a professional, well-built and great sounding turtable will rejoice over the black Technics SL-1200MK7 Direct Drive Turntable System. In this seventh rendition, the SL1200 offers significant enhancements to the analog and digital technology, including coreless direct-drive motor and precision digital motor control, which eliminate cogging from rotation irregularities. The latest microcomputer technology is utilized for advanced motor control, which ensures high performance in normal rotation and responds accurately to a wide range of DJ play styles such as scratching. Additionally, the starting torque and brake speed can be adjusted individually to suit the user's preference. What's more, by pressing the Speed Selector button and the Start/Stop simultaneously, the platter will reverse direction, adding a whole new level of performance possibilities.
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Technics SL-1200MK7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Coreless Direct-Drive Motor
  • 3Balanced Tone Arm
  • 4Updated Platter Design
  • 5Rigid Enclosure with Damping
  • 6Detachable Power and Phono Cables
  • 7Adjustable Starting Torque and Break
  • 8Classic Design
  • 9Pitch Control
  • 10Reverse Play Function
  • 11Stylus Illuminator

Audiophiles, DJs, and turntablists in search of a professional, well-built and great sounding turtable will rejoice over the black Technics SL-1200MK7 Direct Drive Turntable System. In this seventh rendition, the SL1200 offers significant enhancements to the analog and digital technology, including coreless direct-drive motor and precision digital motor control, which eliminate cogging from rotation irregularities. The latest microcomputer technology is utilized for advanced motor control, which ensures high performance in normal rotation and responds accurately to a wide range of DJ play styles such as scratching. Additionally, the starting torque and brake speed can be adjusted individually to suit the user's preference. What's more, by pressing the Speed Selector button and the Start/Stop simultaneously, the platter will reverse direction, adding a whole new level of performance possibilities.

The aluminum die-cast platter features a two-layer structure with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance, providing high rigidity and outstanding vibration-damping characteristics, and preventing harmful vibration from being transmitted to the record. The aluminum die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The combination of this rigid material and a metal chassis raised the rigidity and vibration-damping performance, realizing a robust cabinet for remarkable sound reproduction.

The S-shaped tonearm employs a lightweight yet rigid aluminum pipe, while the gimbal suspension system utilizes high-precision bearings to assure solid tracking performance with minimum stylus jumping, even in harsh playing conditions such as scratching. The tonearm ships with a counter weight for use with a variety of cartridges to match music genre or feeling.

The turntable features gold-plated RCA terminals for use with detachable cables, as well as a detachable earth-ground wire, and a detachable power cord. The Technics SL-1200MK7 ships with a rubber slipmat, dust cover, 45 adapter, balance weight, headshell, cartridge mounting hardware, stereo RCA cable, earth ground cable, and an AC power cord.

Coreless Direct-Drive Motor

  • Slow-rotating, direct-drive motor for achieving stable rotation and powerful torque
  • Coreless stator removes iron core and prevents cogging
  • Torque performance equal to SL-1200MK5
  • Smooth and accurate performance
  • No replacement of parts required

Balanced Tone Arm

  • Highly sensitive tonearm accurately reads the signal stored in the record groove
  • Static-balance S-shape tonearm
  • Made from lightweight, high-rigidity aluminum
  • Gimbal suspension construction tonearm consists of a machined housing and high-precision bearing
  • Assures remarkable tracking performance with minimum stylus jumping (even when scratching)

Updated Platter Design

  • Two-layer structure platter with improved vibration damping performance
  • Back surface features deadening rubber 
  • Eliminates unwanted resonance in the aluminum die-cast platter
  • Helps deliver clear sound

Rigid Enclosure with Damping

  • High-rigidity cabinet and high damping insulator for thorough shut-out of all vibrations
  • Aluminum die-cast chassis
  • Integrated with a blend of ABS and glass fiber
  • Two-layer construction raises rigidity and vibration-damping performance

Detachable Power and Phono Cables

  • Detachable power/phono cable terminals prevents cable discontinuity
  • Gold-plated phono terminals minimize sound degradation
  • Detachable cables make for easy maintenance and a choice of cable quality

Adjustable Starting Torque and Break

  • Starting torque/brake speed adjustment function
  • Utilizes microcomputer for advanced motor control
  • Ensures high performance in normal rotation
  • Responds accurately to a wide range of play styles, including scratching
  • Starting torque and brake speed are individually adjustable

Classic Design

  • All-black design
  • Matte-texture black body and black parts
  • Attractive, refined appearance
  • LED light can be set to illuminate in either red or blue

Pitch Control

  • Pitch-control function enables accurate and stable pitch adjustment
  • Speeds: 33-1/3, 45, or 78 rpm
  • Pitch control with digital control for improved tracking performance and accuracy
  • Fine Pitch Adjustment: ±8% / ±16%

Reverse Play Function

  • Reverse-play function expands the breadth of DJ play styles
  • Press Speed Selector button and the Start/Stop button simultaneously to engage Reverse

Stylus Illuminator

  • Stylus illuminator featuring high-brightness and long-life LED
  • Provides improved visibility of the stylus tip
UPC: 885170353909

Technics SL-1200MK7 Specs

Technology
Rotational StabilityTechnology for Rotational Stability:
Coreless Direct-Drive Motor
High-Precision Motor Controller
Rotational Vibration ToleranceConstruction for Vibration Tolerance:
High-Damping Turntable Platter
Rigid Cabinet Construction
High-Damping Insulator
 
PartsHigh-Quality Parts
Highly Sensitive Tonearm
Detachable Phono Terminal
Turntable
Drive MethodCoreless Direct Drive
Speeds33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm
TorqueStarting Torque: 0.18 N m / 1.8 kg cm / 1.59 lbf
Pitch Adjustment±8, ±16%
Starting TimeBuild-Up Characteristics: 0.7 sec from Standstill to 33-1/3 rpm
Wow & Flutter0.025% W.R.M.S.
Turntable PlatterMaterial of Construction: Aluminum Die-Cast
Diameter: 13.1" / 332.0 mm
Weight: Approx. 1.8 lb / 0.8 kg (Including Slipmat and Slipsheet)
Tonearm
TypeUniversal, Static Balance
LengthEffective Length: 9.1" / 23 cm
Overhang0.6" / 1.5 cm
Tracking Error AngleWithin 2° 32' (at the Outer Groove of 11.8" / 30 cm Record)
Within 0° 32' (at the Inner Groove of 11.8" / 30 cm Record)
Offset Angle22°
Arm Height Range0.0 to 0.2" / 0.0 to 6.0 mm
StylusStylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 to 0.1 oz / 4 g (Direct Reading)
HeadshellHead Shell Weight: Approx. 0.3 oz / 7.6 g
Cartridge WeightApplicable Cartridge Weight Range:
Without Auxiliary Weight: 0.2 oz / 5.6 g to 0.4 oz / 12 g
Including Head Shell: 0.5 oz / 14.3 g to 0.7 oz / 20.7 g
HeadshellHeadshell Terminal Lug: 0.05" / 1.2 mmφ
4-Pin Terminal Lug
Terminals
Connectors2 x RCA (Pin Jack)
1 x Earth Terminal
General Specifications
PowerPower Supply: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 8 W Approximately (0.2 W Standby)
Dimensions17.8 x 6.7 x 13.9" / 45.3 x 16.9 x 35.3 cm
Weight21.2 lb / 9.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight30 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.9 x 8.7 x 4.8"

Technics SL-1200MK7 Reviews

Works amazing

By Hovig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

As expected, fully-manual; works amazing with the Ortifon blue 2m cartridge. Would have been nice to have auto-stopping at the end of record

One of the best additions to my system yet.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

I read the reviews and waited months for this to come available. Believe me, it was worth the wait. The quality of sound that comes from this turntable is amazing. I've missed my turntable for so long and now, this fills the void and then some! The mechanics are awesome. The sound exquisite. Looks, superb. A beautiful piece of equipment, with a beautiful sound. You will not be disappointed.

I was wrong ...

By Julio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-26

I thought the MK7's were nothing but trash but after a played a set at my friend's house I fell in love with them , the pitch control its amazing and all the futures that comes with it are fantastic I end up buying myself 2 MK7's in Black and also waiting on the Silver version to be available to buy me another 2 that's how much I love these turntables . I alsohave 2 MK2's and 2 M3D's also Technics, will also add 4 more to my collection 2 Black GR's and hopefully 2 GR's in Silver .

LOVE IT !!!!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

I had a Technics 1200 years ago and have been missing it so I picked up myself a gift so I could play my old vinyl. I am sure glad I did because this new SL-1200MK7 is everything and more.

Dj turntable

By Raul Juan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-10

Great for my setup, what i need to level up my skills. Good quality. Japan product.

A competent upgrade to an old Technics

By Jeff
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-05

I have used Technics turntables as long as I can remember and did not consider others when purchasing this. This one does the job. There are a few places I expected to see better quality. I now regret not doing a little research. There are a number of small manufacturers that do an excellent job for similar and even less $, though you can spend quite a bit more. But this one is good enough that I was never tempted to return it. It's probably the last turntable I will buy.

Best thing I brought in the

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

Thank you so much bnh for making my dreams come true again I had originally brought my first mi7's from guitar Center and sent them in to be serviced they told me that my turn tables was beyond repair which was strange to me being that I only had the for 3 months which leads me to believe they sold me some refurbish turn tables smh so after receiving my payment back I search everywhere looking all over and found you guys you didn't have it in stock so I got on the notify list with you guys and the rest was history I put them together after receiving them and lord behold they felt so much better I knew I got it right this time thank you guys so much for everything I know where to turn to first for anything electronic once again thank you so much

Best on the market

By Cosmo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

These are the best turntables around and after months for searching for them (they were unavailable anywhere) it was B&H the only place that had them - for a great price too. And the best thing about it was the lightning fast shipping. They actually arrived a day earlier than expected. Thank you B&H

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