Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by Roberto C2H3 » 08 Jan 2019 15:05

circularvibes wrote:
08 Jan 2019 15:03
Roberto C2H3 wrote:
08 Jan 2019 14:58
Does anyone know if the 1500 has an adjustable tone arm height?
If you look closely at the arm base, you can see the lock for the helical gear. So I guess that is a yes.
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Post by BMRR » 08 Jan 2019 15:07

The press release states:

"The tonearm height can also be easily adjusted within a range of 6mm to enable the use of various other phono cartridges."

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Post by Roberto C2H3 » 08 Jan 2019 15:27

BMRR wrote:
08 Jan 2019 15:07
The press release states:

"The tonearm height can also be easily adjusted within a range of 6mm to enable the use of various other phono cartridges."
Lovely =D>

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by bernard1 » 08 Jan 2019 15:32

MCM_Fan wrote:
07 Jan 2019 20:44
Any idea on the price?
No price for the moment, but some says it could be $1500 or less.

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Post by phivates » 08 Jan 2019 16:29

The link in post #1 says it has 6 mm of height adjustment. Price???

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Post by BMRR » 08 Jan 2019 17:39

No word yet on price, but here is some food for thought:

The original SL-1500 had a list price of $350 when it was released in 1975.

The SL-1500 MkII had a list price of $390 when it was released in 1977.

Adjusted for inflation, 2018 prices would be $1,639.65 for the SL-1500 and $1,622.03 for the SL-1500 MkII.

This probably has absolutely no relevance whatsoever to the price of the SL-1500C, but it's interesting and entertaining if nothing else. ;)

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by abs1 » 08 Jan 2019 18:44

Vinylfreak86 wrote:
08 Jan 2019 10:22
Good news. New 1200 is in reality not the best idea for home hifi listening. Totally manual thing, but I can understand why they decided to revive it first, because it is the most iconical. But back in the 70`s SL-1200 was developed with DJ clubs and radio stations in mind, not to listen it at home. It is much better to have at least auto-return function, but even better is 100% automatic. Yo can be even drunk when listening and nothing can go wrong.:)
The SL-1200 was emphatically NOT "developed with DJ clubs and radio stations in mind"!

It was developed, along with a rather large lineup of DD 'tables having various features, to fill the needs of home audio enthusiasts. The DJ features came later, as the needs arose.

I know, 'cause I was there watching the whole series develop. I even bought a first-run SL-1200 at the time, which was surely not a DJ 'table. Where were you when this was happening? Do you think you can make erroneous and sometimes derogatory statements about the SL-1200 without being called out about the content of your post?

Learn to separate the real facts from your biased, and often erroneous, opinions.

Al

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Post by VinylDan1 » 08 Jan 2019 18:50

The 1200 MK7 is appearing to come in at $1,200 according to early reports. I would expect this table around the same price.

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Post by Soundboy » 08 Jan 2019 20:14

VinylDan1 wrote:
08 Jan 2019 18:50
The 1200 MK7 is appearing to come in at $1,200 according to early reports. I would expect this table around the same price.
If the SL-1200 Mk7 is priced at $1200, my guess is that the SL-1500 will be priced at $800-$900. This is based on the SL-1500 is possibly aimed for new vinyl enthusiasts (and thus, the internal phono pre-amp)....one who look beyond the Audio-Technica turntables and even the Pioneer PLX-1000.

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Post by technome » 08 Jan 2019 20:25

I’d like to see this cheaper than the mk7, but my bet is they’ll be roughly the same price.

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Post by Roberto C2H3 » 08 Jan 2019 20:58

phivates wrote:
08 Jan 2019 16:29
The link in post #1 says it has 6 mm of height adjustment. Price???
You are quite correct, thank you for pointing that out. I missed it on the first read. I'm delighted this function is built in.

Also, the other built in function that caught my eye is the automatic pop up of the tonearm at the end of the record. A most useful feature in an otherwise manual tt. Most useful for those of us with a tendency to snooze out late at night while listening to a record :lol:

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 08 Jan 2019 21:02

Soundboy wrote:
08 Jan 2019 20:14


If the SL-1200 Mk7 is priced at $1200, my guess is that the SL-1500 will be priced at $800-$900.
That price was possible for many very quality turntables back in the eighties, when there was still huge mass production of that things and chinese, malaysian, indonesian etc. production was something strange in the hifi world. Today it is hard to put a newly designed turntable, which will be produced in Japan and not in so huge numbers like 30 years ago at that price. Less than 1300 EUR is I think impossible. Even with price Panasonic doesn`t get much profit. They are doing this, because they can. Turntable business doesn`t affect on survival of corporation, not even in 1/2 procent.

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Post by Roberto C2H3 » 08 Jan 2019 21:04

Anyone out there know if Technics is once again producing head shells as spare parts?

I have not bought a new one in years in the net since their prices have gone to, IMO, ridiculous levels.

I have managed to snatch three used ones in great shape over the last year or so for reasonable prices 8)

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by laffs4sale » 08 Jan 2019 22:43

VinylDan1 wrote:
08 Jan 2019 18:50
The 1200 MK7 is appearing to come in at $1,200 according to early reports. I would expect this table around the same price.
One UK dealer is quoting 899 GBP including 20% VAT. That's considerably less than $1,200 ex-VAT.

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by BMRR » 08 Jan 2019 22:53

abs1 wrote:
08 Jan 2019 18:44
The SL-1200 was emphatically NOT "developed with DJ clubs and radio stations in mind"!
. . .
The DJ features came later, as the needs arose.
Something to keep in mind is that when most people refer to the SL-1200, they're really referring to the SL-1200 MkII. I've often been guilty of writing SL-1200 when what I really meant was SL-1200 MkII. My only excuse is that I'm sometimes too lazy to write MkII. I'll try to do better. :)

The official SL-1200 MkII brochure from 1979 includes statements about how the original SL-1200 was a favorite of audiophiles and audio professionals (e.g. DJs) alike, as well as statements about the improvements they made with the MkII that were intended specifically for the needs of DJs.

The brochure is posted in the VinylEngine library if anyone wants to have a look.

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