Semi-Automatic Quartz-Locked Direct Drive Turntable (1979-80)
Type: semi automatic
Platter: 312mm aluminium alloy
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Motor: quartz controlled
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Tonearm: static balance, tubular
Tracking force adjustment: 0 to 2.5g
Effective length: 230mm
Dimensions: 430 x 130 x 375mm
service manual (en) - Jeepo65
instruction manual (improved scan) (en) - giogio9595
instruction/owners manual (fr) - jaccadi
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10/10 by jfermud
10/10 by zenguma
I have bought and sold a few of these SL-Q2 tables and keep a SL-Q3 as my main table. Like the SL-Q3, the Q2 is a great, dependable turntable. It's a good as you want to make it. The better the cartridge and system behind it, the better it sounds. It is easy to operate and keeps the pitch under rock steady control. They are a good looking table too. I won't say they never break, but if you get one that is still in good working order, it will likely keep playing for you without any problems. Your needles will wear out long before your Technics SL-Q2 will!
I don't think you can go wrong with any of the consumer models of Technics tables made between 1978 and 1980. That would include the SL-B1-3, SL-D1-3 or the SL-Q1-3. I like the semi-automatic and fully automatic versions myself. Great table!
10/10 by UAWProud
10/10 by lancia037
Best turntable I ever owned!!!! Sounds f*****g amazing!
10/10 by izzy69
9/10 by Øyvind
9/10 by Fedja51
This is a great lo-fi turntable that has performed without a hitch for the last 20 years. It has survived countless moves over the years without any damage. Easy to set up, easy to maintain, great listening, minimal rumble even at high sound levels. Recently lost the head shell and cartridge in the last move, found another generic that will do. New cart is the Ortofon Red M2. Will have to see how that sounds.
Love vinyl over the digital.
9/10 by AR2AX