Technics SL-1000R turntable

Technics SL-1000R
Technics SL-1000R turntable

Perhaps more importantly though, it's an enjoyable experience as much as it's a physical and a cerebral one. You understand the intent of the musicians and composer fairly quickly, and the combination of first-rate detail, an articulate and expressive vocal, wide and deep soundstage when needed, good dynamics, fine coherence, and lots and lots of bass depth coming out of a background noise that falls to almost nothing, helps bring that intent to life, but not in a po-faced or dry manner. The odd part in this is surface noise; the Technics combo doesn't shy away from noise or mask it in any way. It's just that surface noise comes and goes so fast, it barely registers. Leading edges do the same and the sound of percussion is, as a result, almost eerily 'right', but it's that handling of surface noise that really highlights just how good this turntable system really is.

Technics pulled out all the stops with the SL-1000R. It's built to a standard that few can hope to match, it's made to last for decades, and it returns a sound quality that shows just what happens to vinyl when it gets really focused and played with equal amounts of gusto and finesse. I just wish it were heavier and in a far larger flight-case because then it might have been too big for Technics to pick up and take away! 


Type: Direct Drive turntable with arm

Motor: Brushless, iron-coreless, DD

Platter: 7.9kg brass and aluminium diecast combined, 323 mm diameter, with mat

Terminals: 2x RCA, earth connecter (cable supplied)

Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm

Adjustment Range: ±16 %

Starting Torque: 0.39 N/m / 4.0 kg/cm

Wow And Flutter: 0.015 % W.R.M.S.

Diameter: 323 mm 

Tonearm type: Universal Static Balance

Effective Length: From the tonearm pivot to the stylus, 254mm. From the tonearm pivot to the spindle, 239mm

Overhang: 15 mm

Tracking Error Angle:
Within 1° 48’ (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12”) record) 
Within 0° 30’ (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12”) record)

Offset Angle: 21° 

Arm Height Adjustment Range: 
0–15 mm

Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 
0–4 g (Direct Reading)

Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (including Headshell):

15.9–19.7 g (without auxiliary weight)
18.8–23.6 g (with small auxiliary weight) 
22.5–26.3 g (with middle auxiliary weight) 
26.0–31.0 g (with large auxiliary weight)

Dimensions (W×H×D):
Main Unit 531 × 188 × 399 mm
Control Unit 110 × 84 × 350 mm

Weight: Main Unit Approx. 40.2 kg
Control Unit Approx. 2.1 kg

Price: £13,999

Manufactured by: Panasonic


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