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Technics SL-15

Quartz Controlled Direct-Drive Fully-Automatic Turntable System (1981)

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with Linear tracking tonearm

Technics SL-15


The Technics SL-15 allows the choice of any track in any order via a numbered array of buttons.

Simply press the program keys in the order you want the bands played.

The tonearm of the SL15 will first move across to the innermost grooves of the record so the optical sensor can read and memorise the number of bands and their positions.

Turntable speed is chosen automatically according to optoelectronic detection of record size.

There is, therefore, no need to manually choose turntable speed or record size.


Type: automatic turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC motor

Drive control method: quartz phase locked

Platter: 300mm aluminium die-cast

Speed accuracy: within +-0.002%

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Rumble: -78dB

Tonearm type: Dynamic balanced linear tracking gimbal suspension

Effective mass: 9g (inc cartridge)

Cartridge type: EPC-P205C moving magnet stereo

Frequency response: 5 to 80,000Hz

Dimensions: 315 x 88 x 315mm

Weight: 6.6kg


If styling is paramount and auto track programming important, the SL-15 provides both, as well as the updated features of the SL-7 and Technics best cartridge - £400 HiFi Choice 1983


instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English

brochure  English - Cobra2

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