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Technics SL-M2

Quartz Direct-Drive Turntable System

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Technics SL-M2


The Technics SL-M2 is a two-speed, direct drive, manual turntable with auto-lift up at the end of the record.

The tonearm is a static balance type with an S-shaped arm tube and P-mount cartridge mounting.


Drive method: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC motor

Drive control method: quartz phase locked control

Platter: 325mm, 2.5kg, aluminium die-cast

Pitch control: +-6% range

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Braking system: electronic

Wow and flutter: 0.008% WRMS

Rumble: -82dB

Tonearm: statically-balanced straight tube

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 15mm

Effective mass: 13.5g (including cartridge)

Friction: less than 7mg (vertical)

Stylus pressure range: 1.25g (+-0.25g)

Cartridge weight range: 6g

Dimensions: 453 x 170 x 412mm

Weight: 12kg


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