Quartz Direct-Drive Automatic Turntable (1977-1981)
The SL-1600 mk2 reflects many of the developments which have made Technics a leader in the turntable industry, while adding some new features of it's own.
To begin with, it combines quartz phase locked speed accuracy with high torque and near instantaneous start-up. Quick stops are also provided by an electronic braking system.
Pitch is adjustable within a range of +-6%, totally under quartz control.
With the exception of the pitch control, all front panel controls are soft-touch switches.
Type: full auto turntable
Drive method: direct drive
Control method: servo control (mk1), quartz synthesizer (mk2)
Motor: DC motor
Platter: 330mm (mk1), 332mm 2kg (mk2) aluminium alloy die-cast
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Pitch control: 10% (mk1), 12% (mk2)
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Rumble: -73dB (mk1), -78dB (mk2)
Tonearm: universal static balance type
Effective length: 230mm
Effective mass: 12g (mk2)
Dimensions: 125 x 453 x 369mm (mk1), 149 x 453 x 399mm (mk2)
Weight: 8.5kg (mk1), 10kg (mk2)
mkII service manual (improved scan) - priitv8
mkII technical bulletin - Japi Roelofs
M/MC service manual - benjamin263
1978 advert - j_loop
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