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Technics SL-6

Direct-Drive Fully-Automatic Turntable System (1982-1983)

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with linear tracking tonearm

Technics SL-6


Type: Fully automatic

Drive system: Direct drive

Motor: brushless DC

Drive control: FG servo control

Platter: 300mm aluminium die-cast

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS

Rumble: -78dB

Tonearm: dynamic balance linear tracking with gimbal suspension

Cartridge: EPC-P23 plug-in connector, moving magnet stereo

Tracking weight: 1.25g (+-0.25g)

Replacement stylus: EPS-23ES

Dimensions: 315 x 88 x 315mm

Weight: 4.6kg


instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English - gridleakrick

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im having a problem that seems fixable .... the arm and cartridge only track about half the first song

seems like maybe the optics are not working ,, but more then that the arm just wont move

if i start playback and cue the arm it will only advance about half the song

so what im saying is the playback arm and cartridge just wont move past a certain point like its stuck any thoughts ??

other than that the turntable works great and sound great

re: troubles

ptcorr, I'm having pretty much the same problem. I can cue it up to any point, it will automatically detect tracks and speed/size, seems to work great... except that the tonearm won't track more than half an inch across the record. Did you figure out how to fix this problem? Haven't read the manual. About to, though.


I can't seem to get the liner arm to move at all it won't scan the album goes so far and stop just the needle not the arm.

Can you be a littler more in

Can you be a littler more in depth with your problem as the "needle" or "stylus" is attached to the tone arm, so they both move or don't move together

arm trouble


I have a similar turntable, the Realistic LAB2250, with linear tracking that has the exact same problem that you're describing. I believe the issue resides in the servo mechanism. If it's functioning properly, you will notice that the arm advances periodically as it plays. If it doesn't do this, it basically gets stuck at an angle, as though it's not getting the input to make it advance.

I'm doing a little research in how to fix these and will post the results when and if I get them.