Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

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

Post by milketizmo » 12 Jan 2019 11:31

Any preamp specs available?

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

Post by BMRR » 12 Jan 2019 15:12

Not yet, but hopefully it will be good. I can't imagine they'd put a bad preamp in it, especially since it's part of their Premium Class line of products.

Looking at other turntables in the $1200 to $2000 price range (not including other Technics turntables), the 1500C has better specs than all of them for wow & flutter, rumble, and speed deviation. The nearest competitor that has almost identical specs seems to be the MoFi UltraDeck+ which is $2500.

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

Post by Phono-lover » 14 Jan 2019 20:08

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Great display at the CES
Made in Malaysia on the back. Something was covered up with a marker.
The Technics rep said the list price is $1399.00

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

Post by Phono-lover » 14 Jan 2019 20:25

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A full size shot of it at the CES last week.

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

Post by BMRR » 14 Jan 2019 20:32

I really like the looks of it. I like the simplified, de-cluttered appearance. If you replaced the push buttons with knobs it would look even more like an original SL-1500. :D

I also think the black one looks great, and although I agree with the person who said it resembles the AT-LP5, I think that's simply because AT has been mimicking the look of Technics turntables for so long.

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

Post by Phono-lover » 14 Jan 2019 20:48

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The arm on the SL-1500C

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

Post by MCM_Fan » 14 Jan 2019 21:23

BMRR wrote:
14 Jan 2019 20:32
I really like the looks of it. I like the simplified, de-cluttered appearance. If you replaced the push buttons with knobs it would look even more like an original SL-1500. :D
Original SL-1500 for comparison sake:

https://i.postimg.cc/bY723dGW/Technics-SL-1500-2.jpg

Sold that table last week and already regretting it. So quiet and easy to maintain.

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

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 14 Jan 2019 22:15

Made in Malaysia means it will be cheaper. Things made in Japan are really expensive these days. So price could go to somewhere 1200-1300 EUR.

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

Post by eddie edirol » 14 Jan 2019 23:17

MCM_Fan wrote:
14 Jan 2019 21:23
Original SL-1500 for comparison sake:

Sold that table last week and already regretting it. So quiet and easy to maintain.
I think its the 1501 that they were more going

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

Post by MCM_Fan » 14 Jan 2019 23:29

eddie edirol wrote:
14 Jan 2019 23:17
MCM_Fan wrote:
14 Jan 2019 21:23
Original SL-1500 for comparison sake:

Sold that table last week and already regretting it. So quiet and easy to maintain.
I think its the 1501 that they were more going for
Yes, definitely. Love the clean look. Have you worked on one? I wonder if it's as easy to service and maintain as the SL-1500. Regardless, I'd love to have one!

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

Post by ravelax » 15 Jan 2019 01:41

The 1501 looks so modern even today. I can see why they kept the 1200-style buttons on the new 1500c, but they really should have gone with a platter like the 1501 and 1500mk2, as well as a strobe and pitch adjustment (there are other uses for that besides speed accuracy). But oh well, I guess we should be happy they're making this turntable at all. The painted platter does look pretty good on the silver version of the new 1500c, but I really don't like the black version. Thanks for these images, Phono-lover!

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

Post by eddie edirol » 16 Jan 2019 01:18

MCM_Fan wrote:
14 Jan 2019 23:29

Yes, definitely. Love the clean look. Have you worked on one? I wonder if it's as easy to service and maintain as the SL-1500. Regardless, I'd love to have one!
Ive never worked on one, but it should be easy to work on as its a manual turntable. (The original 1501 I mean.)
Im sure it shares much of the same parts except for the motor. Im assuming the red strobe means its not quartz, but uses newer chips to regulate the speed.

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

Post by vinyl master » 17 Jan 2019 02:37

If you're interested, guys, watch this...


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

Post by Japi Roelofs » 25 Jan 2019 20:15

Re. the minimalist design of the new 1500... I just stumbled upon this picture of the Braun PS 1000 turntable, from 1968 (!). Funny how little has changed in 50+ years. This model already features an illuminated strobe, antiskating, photo-electronic auto-stop and feather-touch controls. Okay, it's an idler drive 8)
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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by BMRR » 25 Jan 2019 21:02

Wow!

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