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A new turntable with an excellent pedigree
Technics introduced the first direct-drive turntable to the market in 1970, and though they took a break for a while, they've returned with an excellent lineup. The SL-1500C is an audiophile-quality turntable that comes in at a very reasonable price, and doesn't skimp on technological goodies for the serious vinyl lover. At the heart of this turntable is Technics' signature coreless direct-drive motor. It delivers high torque and rotational stability, and eliminates an audible effect called "cogging" that lesser motors may exhibit.
The SL-1500C has a built-in phono preamp, so you can hook up to a receiver or pair of powered speakers without going through an outboard preamp first. There's a dedicated RCA stereo line output for the preamp, which can be switched off when not in use to eliminate a potential source of performance-robbing noise.
An adaptable tonearm
When I was a kid, I had a cheap turntable, and one of my favorite records was slightly warped. Someone told me to put a penny on top of the cartridge, so the extra weight would keep the needle from skipping out of the hilly groove. Imagine my amazement when a Technics trainer intentionally played us a record with a very visible warped section. The turntable's static-balanced tonearm played the record perfectly, moving easily with the flaw in the vinyl — no loose change required.
A high-quality Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is pre-installed on a removable headshell, so you can easily upgrade or swap to a custom needle at any time. To help save unwanted wear and tear on the stylus, the SL-1500C is equipped with a defeatable auto-lift mechanism that will raise the needle when it reaches the lead-out groove at the end of a record side.
Rugged build quality
The SL-1500C's two-layer, die-cast aluminum chassis is integrated with a mixture of ABS and glass fiber to resist external vibrations. The dense platter — also made of die-cast aluminum — is backed by a sound-damping layer of rubber that helps ensure you hear nothing but the music contained on your records.
coreless direct-drive motor offers high torque performance
lightweight static-balance S-shaped aluminum tonearm reads grooves accurately
factory-installed Ortofon 2M red cartridge on removable headshell
die-cast aluminum platter
two-layer structure with anti-resonance rubber backing
automatic stop and tonearm lift (defeatable)
tonearm must be returned to rest manually
high-precision motor controller increases rotational stability
built-in phono preamp compatible with moving magnet cartridges
when switch is set to ON, the right-hand RCA output must be connected to a standard line input (labeled AUX, CD, or TAPE)
when switch is set to OFF, the left-hand RCA output must be connected to an outboard phono pre amp or dedicated phono input
stereo RCA phono output with ground terminal
stereo RCA line-level output
33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm speeds
wow and flutter: 0.025%
Dimensions and warranty:
17-7/8"W x 6-11/16"H x 14-11/16"D (with dust cover down)
weight: 21.9 lbs.
warranty: 2 years
|Speeds||33-1/3, 45, 78|
|45 RPM Adapter||Yes|
|Power Cable||Detachable AC Cable (3-pole)|
|Materials and Construction|
|Tone Arm Shape||S-shaped|
|Tone Arm Material||Aluminum|
|Tone Arm Lift||Finger, Lever|
|Included Cartridge||Ortofon 2M RED|
|Tracking Weight||1.8 g (1.8mN)|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||---|
|Wow and Flutter||0.025|
|Dimensions and Warranty|
|Turntable Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Turntable Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Cartridge Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Cartridge Labor Warranty||1 Year|
- Tone-arm (pre-installed)
- Headshell (with catridge and stylus)
- 45RPM adapter
- Balance weight
- Auxiliary weight
- Dust cover
- 63" AC power cord
- 58" Stereo RCA cable
- 58" Ground wire
- Owner's Manual
- Sticker labels
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