Precise, stable synchronization and powerful drive torque
Direct drive uses a low-speed motor that drives the platter directly on the same axis. This system offers many advantages such as best synchronization, high drive torque, pleasant freedom from maintenance and outstanding reliability over the entire service life. However, older direct drive motors were characterized by the so-called cogging torque, small micro-vibrations resulting from magnetic pole reversal processes. The SL-1210MK7 uses a new drive motor with a stator without an iron core. Therefore, this motor is also free from cogging. The gap between the coreless stator and the rotor (drive magnet) has been minimized to maximize drive torque. This made it possible to realize a torque that corresponds to that of the SL-1200MK5.
New functions for more creativity
Adjustability of starting and braking torque
The SL-1210MK7 impresses with innovative technologies for motor control. They have been used and perfected especially in the latest generation of Blu-ray players. With a microcomputer, the controller easily withstands normal playback as well as more demanding DJ applications such as scratching. In addition, the starting torque and braking speed can be adjusted to individual preferences.
Pitch function for fine adjustment of the speed
The rotation speed of the SL-1210MK7 can be set to 33-1/3, 45 or 78 rpm.* The pitch adjustment range is ±8/±16, allowing highly precise and stable fine speed adjustment and perfect matching of, for example, two SL-1210MK7 units in DJ mode. *The use of 78 rpm is activated via the main on/off switch.
Reverse play function
If the speed button and the start/stop button are pressed at the same time, the platter rotates in the opposite direction. This opens up new, creative possibilities for the DJ. The Reverse Play function is activated via the main on/off switch.
High sensitivity tone arm
The tonearm is statically balanced in S-shape design – typical for Technics models. The tonearm tube is made of lightweight, high-strength aluminum, while the gimbal bearing section features a machined cabinet and high-precision bearing elements. This provides excellent tracking with a minimum of unwanted needle movement even under harsh conditions, such as scratching.
Needle illumination by means of bright, long-life LED
The telescopic needle illumination uses a new printing mechanism and a bright, long-lasting white LED. In addition, the illumination area as well as the exposure intensity were adjusted. Compared to previous models, this ensures better needle visibility – even in very dark environments.
Detachable power and signal cable for greater flexibility
The SL-1210MK7’s power and phono cables are detachable for quick replacement. The gold-plated phono jacks ensure the best sound quality and contact features.
Highly stable Gehäuse and effective damping feet
The chassis of the SL-1210MK7 is very stable and extremely low in vibration. The injection-molded aluminum chassis is firmly attached to an ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer) plastic structure reinforced with fiberglass. The dual-layer construction provides the highest level of strength and vibration damping, ensuring faithful, dynamic sound reproduction. Feet made of a spring-rubber construction provide optimal cushioning. They also ensure stability in horizontal movement. This combination guarantees uncomplicated handling especially when scratching and very good noise immunity – even at very high sound levels.
- Iron core-less direct drive motor for stable rotation and powerful drive torque
- Two-layer platter design with improved vibration damping
- “Reverse Play” for maximum creativity
- Pitch function for precise and stable fine speed control
- Traditional design – perfect for DJ use
- Direct drive : Yes
- Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm. : Yes
- Pitch/speed control : Yes
- Width (cm) : 45.3
- Height (cm) : 16.9
- Depth (cm) : 35.3
- Weight (kg) : 9.6
- Turntable material : Aluminum turntable
- Drive : manual drive
- Drive type : Direct drive
- Tonearm height adjustment : Yes
- diameter platter (cm) : 33.2
- Rumble sound distance (dB) : 78
- Synchronization fluctuations, DIN (%) : 0.025
- tone arm length (mm) : 230
- Contact force : Contact force, variable
- Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm. : Yes
- Power consumption (W) : 8