Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 17 Feb 2019 16:53

I sympathize with you. There is no excuse for poor quality control, for a product at this price level, and I think there will soon be some backlash from retailers re returns/ exchanges.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by criminologue » 17 Feb 2019 22:18

unfortunately, I think most buyers do not see the problem ..

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 17 Feb 2019 22:28

I think Technics should cease production of this model until they can get their qc in proper order. They have too much reputation to uphold. We're not talking about a $99 plastic wonder.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by Shadowman82 » 18 Feb 2019 00:40

Sometimes it may appear from reading comments/posts online that a problem is widespread but something tells me this is not . For instance I have not heard any pro reviewers of this table mentioning that their platter had a wobble . That being said I do recall that when KAB USA were selling their modded old SL-1200 they did in fact check for this kind of thing before they sent them out .

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 18 Feb 2019 03:10

Pro reviewers get specially selected samples. That should be obvious. #-o

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by Shadowman82 » 18 Feb 2019 20:02

Yeah maybe they do , you're right about that . But do you really think platter wobble on the GR is more common than it was with the older SL-1200 ? As I was saying my older one has the same kind of wobble but I bought it used so it's not like I could complain to Technics about it and maybe it came from years of DJ use in my case , who knows .

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by criminologue » 21 Feb 2019 10:38

It would be really interesting if all the owners of the Technics Gr could put here in link on this forum a video of the turntable to see if they even have a light wobble.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by timbo21 » 23 Oct 2019 10:57

If you think the GR is the only one with this problem, think again.

I have had months trying to sort it out with my SL1200G. Technics say ‘within tolerance’, but it’s not within my tolerance

https://youtu.be/v6ZzsSIv3ko

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 23 Oct 2019 14:46

I just left a comment at your video.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by timbo21 » 23 Oct 2019 15:00

Just read.

Yes, it is unacceptable. I have just sent Technics customer a scathing complaint.

Irrespective of whether it affects playback, would anyone be happy if they bought a fairly high end car that turned out to have a wonky steering wheel, only to be told ‘It’s within tolerance’ and won’t effect your drive?!

I’m finding more and more accounts of this issue through from the 1200 Mk7 to the G

I’ve got 2 x 1210 MK2’s, no issue at all

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 23 Oct 2019 15:44

I'd expect that on a Crosley.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by scho2684 » 23 Oct 2019 15:45

Some times the strobe part is not completely wobble free, but that is only a visual aspect (which should not be too visible though)
The platter it self should be completely wobble free... at any price point that is...
Manufacture a platter and spindle within tolerances of 0.05mm is no rocket science, its one of the easy processes...

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by KentT » 04 Nov 2019 13:13

Some of the late Mk II, M3D, and Mk 5 production suffered from this to degrees. It's not a new problem. And these may have been perfect or within 0.05 mm from the factory, but maybe got out of tolerance in shipping. Some thoughts. KABUSA did weed out the less than good ones when he sold these new.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by Shadowman82 » 10 Nov 2019 05:54

yeah my M3D has that issue as well . Of coarse I bought mine used so I couldn't really complain .

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 10 Nov 2019 07:55

For the money we're talking here, take it back to your dealer and get their opinion on whether or not this is acceptable amount of movement. Try viewing it without the thick mat on it as well, as a baseline check. Don't do anything that will compromise your warranty.