Quartz-Locked 3-Speed Studio Motor Unit (1979-1988)
also available with optional SH-15B2 or B3 base unit
The new Technics SP-15 offers you high professional standards of performance plus the flexibility and convenience that are important for home use.
Features include quartz synthesiser pitch control (as in the original sl-1300 mk2 series), full cycle detection FG, extremely high torque for fast starts and load stability, heavy duty construction, highly effective damping, a pulsed power supply, and a special lock mechanism to prevent accidental misoperation.
The quartz phase locked pitch control is a major feature of the SP-15 because it gives precise variation in 0.1% increments above or below any of the three standard speeds (33, 45 and 78rpm) up to a maximum of 9.9%.
With this precision system you can match the pitch of a record to that of a musical instrument, or expand and compress playing times to fit a given broadcasting time slot.
The amount of pitch variation you select is clearly shown by a bright digital display above the pitch control buttons.
Type: quartz synthesizer pitch control
Drive method: direct drive
Motor: brushless DC motor
Drive control method: quartz-phase-locked control
Platter: 33.9cm 2.7kg aluminium die-cast
Speeds: 33.33, 45 and 78.26rpm
Pitch control: +-9.9%
Braking system: electronic and mechanical
Speed drift: within 0.002%
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Rumble: -78dB (weighted)
In my view the SP15 is certainly more than good enough for studio desk use; The complete unit (SP15 / EPA500) demonstrated a pleasant and secure standard of reproduction, which was not as coherent as , say, the Linn system (LP12 / Ittok), but which was very satisfying nonetheless - HiFi Choice 1983
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