Fully-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable (1975-1978)
mkI Servo control, mkII Quartz locked
In the revolutionary direct drive motor first introduced by Technics, the separate turntable platter rested directly on the rotor.
On the SL-1300 the platter is part of the motor; in fact, it is the rotor.
The attractive base is no longer an inactive element used only to house the motor; the housing is the motor stator.
All together, this simplification of parts and hardware gives the benefits of extreme precision with utmost reliability and stylishly compact appearance.
The automatic mechanism because it is linked to this precise motor, is also exceptionally reliable.
And finally, in the SL-1300 all these characteristics can be achieved with economy.
Type: fully-automatic turntable
Drive method: direct drive
Motor: ultra low speed brushless DC motor
Control type: servo control (mk1), quartz locked (mk2)
Platter: 330mm, 2.5kg, aluminium alloy diecast
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Pitch control: 10% (mk1), 20% (mk2)
Wow and flutter: 0.03% WRMS (mk1), 0.025% WRMS (mk2)
Rumble: -70dB (mk1), -73dB (mk2)
Tonearm: gimbal suspension, universal, s-shaped, tubular
Effective length: 230mm
Offset angle: 21.5 degrees
Weight: 20.7 lb (mk1), 11.8kg (mk2)
SD7407-435 service manual - NoOp
mk2 pu plate replacement - morg_wn
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