The SL-1000 was the flagship turntable from Technics, consisting of a professional direct-drive motor unit mounted in an obsidian plinth with state-of-the-art tonearm assembly.
Features include a quartz reference broadcast standard motor, high load and starting torque for instantaneous start, single row quartz controlled stroboscope, separate power supply unit and remote control for start/stop.
SP10mk2 motor unit, SH-10B3 plinth and EPA-100 tonearm
SP10mk3 motor unit, SH-10B5 plinth and EPA-100 mk2 tonearm
Platter: 320mm, 2.9kg, aluminium diecast
Motor: brushless DC
Starting torque: 6kg-cm
Start-up time: 0.25s to 33rpm
Braking time: 0.3sec from 33rpm
Speed fluctuation by load changes: 0% within 5kg-cm
Speed drift: within +-0.002%
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Tonearm: variable damping universal tonearm
Effective length: 250mm
Weight: 12kg (base), 9.5kg (motor unit)
As one should expect at this price, the SL-1000 mk2 motor results proved to be on the threshold of measurement, and simply consists of a list of excellents for wow and flutter, rumble, stability, loading, over-shoot, start-up time and torque - £1000 HiFi Choice 1981
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