Technics is releasing the £3,999 SL-1210GAE Limited Edition direct-drive turntable to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Technics brand.
This special model is based on the internationally acclaimed Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable and features a full black color scheme which has already proved popular with other recent Technics products. The SL-1210GAE will be available from June 2020 and limited to only 1000 will be sold in the world.
All-black color scheme
The SL-1210GAE’s 10-mm-thick aluminum top panel sports a meticulously anodized black brushed hairline finish. In addition,
the operation buttons and tonearm also employ a high-quality black finish that results in a uniform, premium appearance.
Special badge inscribed with a serial number
The SL-1210GAE is wholly made in Japan by skilled artisans’ hands, with a significant level of hand-made processes to ensure the highest quality possible. The top panel features a special badge, inscribed with the unique serial number to signify that it is a 55th anniversary model.
The specially developed zinc insulator features αGEL™, a soft gel-like material with excellent shock absorbing properties which is also used on the highly acclaimed, ‘flagship’ SL-1000R reference turntable. The high-density zinc die-cast housing offers superb vibration damping characteristics and excellent long-term reliability. The new insulator effectively isolates the turntable from external vibrations, ensuring completely undisturbed music reproduction while preserving every fine nuance and detail within the musical signal. αGEL™ is a trademark of Taica Corporation registered in Japan and/or other countries.
Strobe light ON-OFF switch
Turning off the strobe light allows the listener to concentrate more effectively on the music, especially in a dimmed environment.
Coreless Direct Drive Motor
Conventional analogue turntables have problems with degradation in sound quality caused by factors such as minute speed vibration during rotation and rotation irregularity called “cogging.” In the SL-1210GAE, the use of a coreless direct-drive motor with no iron core eliminates cogging. Also, the twin-rotor construction reduces the bearing load while maintaining high torque, and also reduces minute vibration during rotation. These factors enable reproduction of the warm, exquisitely detailed sound etched on analogue records.