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Technics SL-1401

Quartz-Locked Direct-Drive Semi-Automatic Turntable (1978)

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Technics SL-1401


The Technics SL-1401 is our latest direct drive turntable with remarkable features you've come to expect from Technics.

They add up to specifications we like to boast about - speed drift +-0.002%, wow and flutter 0.025% WRMS and rumble -73db.

How do we do it? By choosing only the best components and by developing a total system that performs like an engineers dream.


Type: semi-automatic turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: ultra low speed brushless DC motor

Control type: quartz phase locked

Platter: 330mm, 2.2kg, aluminium diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Rumble: -73dB

Tonearm: gimbal suspension, universal, s-shaped, tubular

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 15mm

Offset angle: 21.5 degrees

Dimensions: 125 x 453 x 369mm

Weight: 9.3kg


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instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English

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Service Manual

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is there anybody out there, who can supply a service manual for this machine?
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