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Technics SL-150

Direct-Drive Turntable (1976-1978)

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mkI Servo control, mkII Quartz locked, also available as SL-1500mkII with integral tonearm

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Technics SL-150


The SL-150 has a motor construction peculiar to Technics in which the rotor of the motor is integrally connected to the turntable platter.

The features of the SL-150 include:

Accuracy of quartz phase locked control

Adjustable pitch

Up to 199 speed settings with digital LED display

Precision feather touch controls

Integral rotor-platter motor design and speed detection mechanism

All control functions effected by high density ICs

High torque, rapid start up, stable load characteristics

Additional wooden tonearm base supplied

Four additional extra large isolating feet provided to accommodate long stemmed tonearms

note: some features applicable to mk2 version only


Type: manual player system

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), -78dB (mk2)

Dimensions: 139 x 366 x 453mm (mk1), 159 x 384 x 453mm (mk2)

Weight: 7.8kg (mk1), 10.2kg (mk2)


mkII service manual  English

mkII brochure  English

instruction/owners manual  English

mkII instruction/owners manual  English - Neumeier

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