Technics SL1500CEB-K Direct Drive Turntable in Black with Built-In Phono EQ

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  • Fuss-Free Record Player Below a Grand
  • The SL-1500C is a Great Buy
  • Coreless Direct Drive Motor
  • Ortofon 2M RED Cartridge Fitted
  • Built-In Phono Equalizer
  • Line Output
  • Die Cast Aluminium Platter
  • Auto Lifter Function
  • Three Speed: 33rpm, 45rpm & 78rpm
  • Vibration Damping Chassis
  • Colour: Black
  • H169 x W453 x D372 mm

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    • Model:SL1500C-BLACK
    • SKU:100309185
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    The SL-1500C is a more traditional turntable, promising great sound from a solid design at a more affordable price than the previously launched Technics decks, and without the DJ features of the new SL-1200. 

    As well as many design traits familiar from previous generation Technics, the SL-1500C also includes a Phono EQ, an integrate MM phono amp allowing the deck to be connected to any amplifier or music system with standard RCA inputs. The turntable also comes fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge.

    The Latest Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieves High-precision Stable Rotation

    High-precision Stable Rotation

    The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model were lavishly inserted into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable. The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record. Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminium die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging. The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics. The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved. In addition, reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals, which have less sound quality degradation, for the PHONO and LINE terminals.

    Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge

    Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge

    Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge In order to enjoy playing analogue records more comfortably, the SL-1500C features a built-in phono equalizer and bundled cartridge. There is no need to separately prepare either one, making it easy to link with a wide range of audio equipment. The shield structure of the built-in phono equalizer suppresses the effects of external noise and noise from the power supply. It is also equipped with a switch to turn the LINE output off when it is not being used. The turntable has been designed to thoroughly shut-out adverse effects to the PHONO output. The dedicated power supply for the PHONO output terminal is isolated from the power supply for the LINE output terminal, and has been designed to prioritize sound quality by minimising the wiring of the PHONO signal. The isolated terminals also prevent wiring mistakes. An Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which is highly acclaimed as an MM cartridge, has been selected for the bundled cartridge. Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximise the sound quality of vinyl records.

    Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably

    Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function

    When the tonearm reaches the end of the record, the Auto Lifter function automatically raises the cartridge. This prevents unnecessary wear on your valuable vinyl records and stylus. By embedding the Auto Lifter function in the base portion of the tonearm, it eliminates impacts to the tonearm. Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm. In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritises sound quality was adopted. The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.

    Simple Design with Functional Beauty

    Simple Design with Functional Beauty

    The SL-1500C sports a simple design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the superb operating feel that is a Technics tradition. The attractive appearance lets you enjoy playing records to your heart’s content.

    While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

    Technology for Rotational Stability Coreless Direct Drive Motor
    High-Precision Motor Controller
    Construction for Vibration Tolerance High-Dumping Turntable Platter
    Rigid Cabinet Construction
    High-Dumping Insulator
    High Quality Parts High Sensitive Tonearm
    Detachable PHONO Terminal
    Technics Definitive Design Inherited SL-1200 Series
    Turntable Section Drive Method: Direct Drive
    Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45rpm
    Starting Torque: 0.18N・m / 1.8kg・cm (1.56 lbs-in)
    Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm
    Wow and Flutter: 0.025% W.R.M.S.
    Turntable Platter: Aluminum die-cast
    Diameter:332mm (13-5/64")
    Weight:Approx. 2.0kg (4.5 lbs) (Including Turntable sheet)
    Tonearm Section Type: Universal, Static Balance
    Effective Length: 230mm (9-1/16")
    Overhang: 15mm (19/32")
    Tracking Error Angle:
    Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30cm(12") record)
    Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30cm(12") record)
    Offset Angle: 22°
    Arm Height Adjustment Range: 0 - 6mm
    Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 - 4g (Direct Reading)
    Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6g
    Applicable Cartridge Weight Range:
    [without auxiliary weight]
    5.6 - 12.0g
    14.3 -20.7g (including head shell)
    [with auxiliary weight]
    18.7-25.1g (including head shell)
    Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug
    Terminals Audio Output: PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1, LINE (Pin Jack) x 1
    General Power Supply: AC120 V, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption: 8W (Approx. 0.2W (Standby))
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 372mm (17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 14-21/32 inch)
    Weight: Approx. 9.9kg (Approx. 21.9lbs )
    Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust Cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight, Head shell, Cartridge(ortofon 2M Red), PHONO cable, Phono earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner’s Manual