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Technics SL-1000

Professional Direct-Drive Turntable (1978-1982)

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Technics SL-1000


The SL-1000 was the flagship Turntable from Technics, consisting of a Professional Direct-Drive motor unit mounted in an obsidian plinth with state-of-the-art Tonearm assembly.

Features include a quartz reference broadcast standard motor, high load and starting torque for instantaneous start, single row quartz controlled stroboscope, separate power supply unit and remote control for start/stop.

SL-1000 mk2
SP10mk2 motor unit, SH-10B3 plinth and EPA-100 tonearm
introduced 1978

SL-1000 mk3
SP10mk3 motor unit, SH-10B5 plinth and EPA-100 mk2 tonearm
introduced 1982


Platter: 320mm, 2.9kg, aluminium diecast

Motor: brushless DC

Starting torque: 6kg-cm

Start-up time: 0.25s to 33rpm

Braking time: 0.3sec from 33rpm

Speed fluctuation by load changes: 0% within 5kg-cm

Speed drift: within +-0.002%

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Rumble: -78dB

Tonearm: variable damping universal tonearm

Effective length: 250mm

Overhang: 15mm

Weight: 12kg (base), 9.5kg (motor unit)


As one should expect at this price, the SL-1000 mk2 motor results proved to be on the threshold of measurement, and simply consists of a list of excellents for wow and flutter, rumble, stability, loading, over-shoot, start-up time and torque - £1000 HiFi Choice 1981


flyer  Nihongo - snoopytjt

mk3 service manual  English

mkII brochure  English - jalal1926

mkII service manual  English

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