Technics SL-1200/1210 arm lift design

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Anorakus
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Technics SL-1200/1210 arm lift design

Post by Anorakus » 12 May 2019 20:50

I was wondering why Technics designed the arm lift mechanism on the SL-1200 turntables to act on a little peg that sits to the side of the tonearm? Most hifi turntables have an arm lift that raises the tonearm directly from its underside, which seems a simpler and more robust design. However Technics have stuck with the offset peg design, even on the latest SL-1200GR and 1200G. Is there some advantage to this design, maybe for DJ's? Or maybe just a case of, if it ain't broke don't fix it :)

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