Technics unveils upgraded SL-1200/1210GR audiophile-focused turntables

photo of the the Technics SL-1210GR2 turntable

Technics has announced the upcoming release of its new SL-1200GR2 and SL-1210GR2 direct-drive turntables. Aimed at the audiophile market, the models build upon their predecessors, focusing on smoother drive control and signal accuracy.

The key improvement lies in a high-precision motor control system, which generates a perfect sine wave, reducing motor vibrations and enhancing tracking precision. This results in better signal accuracy and more precise sound reproduction, whilst minimizing background noise.

Additionally, an improved feedback rotation system provides better rotational speed precision on the GR2s.

photos of the the Technics SL-1210GR2 turntable

Technics has also focused on improving the general power supply. The multi-stage Silent Power Supply combines a low-noise, high-speed power supply with a noise-cancelling circuit inspired by Technics’ reference class turntable SL-1000R. This setup effectively reduces noise, improving signal quality.

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The new model’s mechanical design closely resembles the previous one, with a sturdy 2-layered chassis, a 2-layered platter, a sensitive S-shaped aluminium tonearm, and good insulator feet. The overall design has been subtly enhanced, with new colour tweaks and an improved feel.

You can purchase the SL-1200GR2 in silver or the SL-1210GR2 in black starting in late October, priced at $2,199 / £1,799 / €1,999. Visit technics.com for more information.

Getting some perspective

This GR series is essentially the premium range of Technics’ direct-drive turntables that first came out in 2017, with the SL1200G being the ‘ultra-high-end’ model costing approximately twice as much. Both are targeted at the audiophile market.

As it relates to DJs, the SL-1200/SL-1210 MK7s (from 2019) are still the only DJ-focussed turntable Technics has released since the relaunch back in 2016.

For more about the history of Technics, or to shop for the best DJ turntables, check out this post. Also visit our DJ news feed for more stories and product releases.

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