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Technics SL-1610

Direct-Drive Automatic Turntable

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Technics SL-1610


Type: full auto turntable

Drive method: direct drive

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

Motor: DC motor

Platter: 330mm (mk1), 332mm 2kg (mk2) aluminium alloy die-cast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: 10% (mk1), 12% (mk2)

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Rumble: -73dB (mk1), -78dB (mk2)

Tonearm: universal static balance type

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 15mm

Effective mass: 12g (mk2)

Dimensions: 125 x 453 x 369mm (mk1), 149 x 453 x 399mm (mk2)

Weight: 8.5kg (mk1), 10kg (mk2)


instruction/owners manual  English

mkII instruction/owners manual  English

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This TT looks and adjusts exactly the same as my SL-1360. Does anyone know the history of the SL-1360?

The SL-1360 is the non-US

The SL-1360 is the non-US version of the SL-1350, which is more closely related to the SL-1300/1310 than the SL-1600/1610 (which also came in a SL-1650/1660).