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Technics SL-1210

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Technics SL-1210


The Technics SL-1210 turntable is virtually identical to the SL-1200, but features voltage selection and is usually finished in black instead of silver.

Features include a Quartz Locked motor control system, exceptional pitch accuracy, illuminated strobe, soft-touch start and stop buttons, integral rotor/platter construction and an aluminium diecast cabinet with acoustically inert rubber base for vibration isolation.


Type: manual turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC motor

Control method: servo (mk1), quartz (mk2)

Platter: 330mm 1.75kg (mk1), 332mm 2kg (mk2)

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.03% WRMS (mk1), 0.025% WRMS (mk2)

Rumble: -70dB (mk1), -78dB (mk2)

Tonearm: universal

Effective length: 220mm (mk1), 230mm (mk2)

Overhang: 14mm (mk1), 15mm (mk2)

Effective mass: 12g (mk2)

Stylus pressure range: 0 to 4g (mk1), 0 to 2.5g (mk2)

Dimensions: 453 x 366 x 180mm (mk1), 453 x 360 x 162mm (mk2)

Weight: 10kg (mk1), 12.5kg (mk2)


The SL-1210 has to be the most professional and most reliable turntable on the planet.


M3D instruction/owners manual  English

M3D schematic  English

M3D service manual  English

M3D service supplement  English

M5G instruction/owners manual  English

M5G instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - jwscott

M5G service manual  English - olygoelements

mk5 instruction/owners manual  English

mk7 brochure  Deutsch - jalal1926

mk7 brochure  Espanol - jalal1926

mk7 instruction/owners manual  English - chiz

mkII instruction/owners manual  English

mkII instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - mclstudios

mkII instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais Nederlands Espanol

mkII instruction/owners manual  Nederlands

mkII service manual  English

mkII service supplement  English

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Technics Manual

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If you had got one used Technics SL-1210 without any manual, this side is really VERY helpful. Thanks a lot!!!!

Technics 1210 are the ONLY turntable for turntabalists!!

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. this is the truth . other turntables don't even get close to the magic that Technics have created with this amazing machine. And , it's brothers and sisters (1200s mk3, mk5). I have personally tried many. The Technics can be put through an amazing amount of pressure and always function well. Until they get dusty or misty or smashed up with a practice trick. (i tore a on/off from a 1210mk2 by accident) This is why the many decks on ebay at the moment are well wrecked. BUT then , what other deck goes through what the 1210 has to.
. yes . yet more praise for the Technics 1200 range .
. thankyou so much for the docs . my twelve-ten-mark-two shall be with me tomorrow!!!!
. they are not going out . i have to get another x2 for that sort of shannanigans.
laters dudes . thanx . (and maybe chix)


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SL 1210 Manuals

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SL1210LTD manual

Help I am after a LTD manual, does anyone know where I may find/download one?


you can download it from the panasonic support webste.