Technics SL-1200GR2 / SL-1210GR2


Technics unveils the SL-1200GR2 and SL-1210GR2 direct-drive, high-end turntables, the next generation of its iconic SL-1200 Series that brings the best performance to date for audio enthusiasts.

Showcasing a sleek design, the new SL-1200GR2 in silver and SL-1210GR2 in black bring the renowned Technics layout for ultimate usability, while delivering a superior audio experience through the elimination of micro vibrations and a new silent power supply.

New Motor-Drive System, ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive)

New Motor-Drive System, ΔΣ-Drive (Delta Sigma Drive)

The ΔΣ-Drive is a new system that applies Technics’ expertise in PWM signal processing. In addition to reducing high harmonics, the new drive suppresses vibrations from the motor for smoother, more accurate rotation, ensuring a rich reproduction of the music.

Multi-Stage Silent Power Supply

Low-Noise Switching Circuit
Use of a high-speed switching power supply ensures a stable supply capacity and less ripple and humming. Applying a switching power supply to a turntable eliminates the need for a large transformer and countermeasures for the ensuing mechanical vibrations.
A switching frequency of above 100 kHz limits the impact of noise on the music playback bandwidth.

Current Injection Active Noise Cancelling
This technology combines a noise detection device with an error amplifier. It detects residual noise in the power supply and applies an inverse phase current to remove noise components. It removes low frequency noise more effectively than a regulator to ensure a more ideal power supply.

Pursuing Rigidity and Vibration Damping Characteristics

The platter achieves high rigidity and vibration damping characteristics by using a two-layer construction with deadening rubber applied to the entire rear surface of the aluminium die-cast to eliminate the unnecessary resonance that is otherwise relayed to the record, thereby producing clear sound.
To increase the inertial mass and reduce vibration, the shape of the aluminium die-cast portion was optimized by simulation. At 2.5 kg (including the rubber mat), the SL-1200GR2 platter is 0.8 kg heavier than that of the previous SL-1200MK5. Also, the back surface of the platter has strengthening ribs added to improve rigidity. Increasing the surface area of contact with the deadening rubber achieves damping characteristics that are more than twice those of the SL-1200MK5.

Tonearm Achieving High Initial-Motion Sensitivity