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Technics SL-1400

Semi-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable (1976-1978)

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mkI Servo control / mkII Quartz locked

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Technics SL-1400


Equipped with the same smooth, silent auto-return tonearm control mechanism and output muting circuit as the SL-1300, the semi-automatic SL-1400 meets most audiophiles needs.

Automatic output muting cuts off irritating noise caused when the stylus is set down or lifted off the disc and is most effective when the tonearm is being manually operated with the cueing lever.


Type: semi-automatic turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: ultra low speed brushless DC motor

Control type: servo control (mk1), quartz locked (mk2)

Platter: 330mm, 2.5kg, aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: 10% (mk1), 20% (mk2)

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

Rumble: -70dB (mk1), -73dB (mk2)

Tonearm: universal, s-shaped, tubular

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 15mm

Offset angle: 21.5 degrees

Dimensions: 139 x 366 x 453mm (mk1), 145 x 384 x 453mm (mk2)

Weight: 8.1kg (mk1), 11.8kg (mk2)


instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual (imp scan)  English - zoch_peter

service manual  English - morg_wn

mk2 brochure  English - jalal1926

mk2 pu plate replacement  English Nihongo - morg_wn

mkII instruction/owners manual  English

mkII service manual  English

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Technics SL-1400MK2

I have a Technics SL-1400MK2 that I bought at a garage sale for $20.00. It seems to be a very well made turntable with some unique features. Are these turntables well-regarded and/or valuable today? I have no plans to sell it and just used the owners manual from this site to set the arm up properly. Any info on this unit would be appreciated.


te chnics sl 1400 mk2

the platter is not coming off and the whole unit is on a floating system and sometimes when i try to move it slightly the floating system goes off balance now there are 4 screws on the bottom with springs on them i tightened them up all the way up now it turns now without rubbing but its so sensitive to any movement i guess my question is is that how i ajust the floating system it seems so easy to get out of balance i am afraid to move it anymore does anyone have any suggestions about this floating system like i said its fine now but in the manual it says nothing about this ajustment also any ideas about why the platter will not lift off the base i pulled on the platter and it lifts the whole unit up jeff here

Wrong Manual

I have a Technics Sl-1400 and it looks different from the one in the picture and the screw hole configuration is different on the bottom.


There are two versions of the SL-1400 - the picture is of the SL-1400 mk2 variant