Fully Automatic Quartz-Locked Direct Drive Turntable with Linear tracking tonearm (1982-85)
The Technics SL-QL1 features quartz phase-locked control with integral rotor/platter direct-drive motor.
The dynamically balanced, linear tracking tonearm uses an optoelectronic sensor and microcomputer control for fully automatic operation.
The cabinet is made from die-cast aluminium with a TNRC non resonant base.
Automatic functions of the SL-QL1 include record speed selection, two-speed forward and reverse search, cueing with mute and repeat.
The turntable comes fitted with a high quality, plug-in moving magnet cartridge with pure boron pipe cantilever.
Platter: 312mm aluminium die-cast
Motor: ultra low speed brushless DC
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Tonearm type: Dynamic balance linear tracking gimbal suspension
Effective mass: 9g including cartridge
Resonant frequency: 12Hz
Cartridge type: moving magnet type
Frequency response: 20 to 35,000Hz +-3dB
Dimensions: 430 x 88 x 350mm
Very similar to the SL-DL1, the SL-QL1 showed the benefit of it's quartz lock in higher speed accuracy, but it's price makes it less competitive - HiFi Choice 1983
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This is a real niceTT. Compares to the SL-10 as far as TT specs go however it lacks the built in record clamp in the lid and a built in phono preamp.
A bit heaver due to a wider footprint and different base material.
Has auto muting and controls for arm lift. two speed slew rate for locating a track, repeat function and cut functions
Its larger width looks good too. Adds modern look to your system.
The 8/10 is for fewer cartridge selections available and for no record clamp in the lid
8/10 by gator.swamp