Two Speed Automatic Direct Drive Turntable
The Technics SL-D202 is a 2-speed, direct drive turntable fitted with an s-shaped, tubular tonearm with detachable headshell and EPC-U25 cartridge.
Type: Auto return, auto stop
Drive system: Direct drive
Motor: Brushless DC motor
Control method: FG servo control
Platter: Aluminium die-cast
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Pitch control: 10% adjustment range
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Rumble: -78dB (weighted)
Tonearm: Universal S-shaped static balanced tubular arm
Effective length: 230mm
Dimensions: 430 x 106 x 375mm
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Submitted by Old Rusty
Just scored a black SL-D202 for $30. It sat in a box for 20 years, so I lubed the main spindle-bearing, contact-cleaned the pitch-control, slapped a new cartridge in the headshell, balanced the arm, turned it on & bingo! The black circle was spinnin' right-on & sounding sweet. If you find one, buy it. A no-brainer...
Submitted by fredysilva
Yeah ... I now get the Technics of my friend Augusto, who was home from Rui Borges Turntables to upgrade.
Again I say that's a PERFECT job, there had already led to Rui Borges my Panasonic SL-H401 with excellent results, the Technics was already stopped some years, suffered from two problems ...
You could not regulate the speed was irregular and the feedback mechanism of the arm at the end of the disc was broken by what did not.
Was entitled to a dedicated table made in MDF and above based on a silicone glass, was entitled to a dedicated foot made of acrylic with a sponge a certain density and a finish so perfect to put up anywhere on the glass adheres as if a magnet, all the electronics magazine was led RCA plugs, captive before had cable, cleanup ... arm, mat, frame, plate, bearing finally I forgetting me of something ... I can say it took a new cartridge ... Audio Technica AT 12 SA ...
As the essential ... the sound ... just a word ... EXCELLENT, was good for me since the last time I had heard him home from Rui ... but he thought it was still not 100% so he was there to study the issue, then made some new feet after several experiments with various materials to reach the final solution.
Again a turntable modified by Rui Borges who becomes a machine capable of beating other turntables exorbitant prices.
If you can visit the site www.ruiborgesturntables.com/
Greetings from Portugal
Submitted by Icon666
I've an ortofon vinylmaster blue on it and it's awesome!!
Submitted by mattyg
Excellent performer, much better than it should be. Worthy of a decent cartridge for sure!
Submitted by nl77
Nice machine, lacks a little in the mid-range.
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Submitted by buddadude
Use mine daily at the job and love it alot.
Submitted by phaser78
Just handed down my SL-D202 to my 21 year old son. He's getting into vinyl and I'm so proud that I can set him up with such a nice turntable as his first. Running an Ortofon MC cartridge that simply rocks! I also gave him my original Sony StrV55 receiver that has the MC selector option built-in! This combo sounds so sweet playing thru 2-way Infinity bookshelf speakers (they are modern not vintage). I'm left with my last classic turntable: a Technics SLQ-1 that still sounds perfect.