Technics

SL-1200MK3D

Turntable

Main Details
Maker Technics Brand
Function
Additional Model ID MK3D
Form Factor Freestanding
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In Japan
Date Produced 1997-2008
Dimensions Width 453 × height 162 × depth 360mm
Weight 12,5 KG
Frequency Response 50Hz / 60Hz
Notes Japan-market version of the international SL-1200M3D, which is functionally identical.

Commentary [poorly translated from Japanese]

The record player falls grade up model of the SL-1200MK3.

The drive motor I have adopted the DD (direct drive) system.
Motor rotation unit integrated with the turntable, fixed part has adopted the DD motor of its own structure that was integrated with the cabinet. This motor, uses the entire circumference integral FG, has become capable of high-precision signal detection for detecting the rotational speed in the entire circumference. Thus, it is possible obtain a high rotational accuracy, starting torque also to achieve high power.
Also, the stop mechanism is adopted pure electronic brake, take quick braking, it is released at the same time as the stop.

It has adopted the Quartz synthesizer system, we have achieved a combined precise rotation with the entire circumference detection FG of DD motor and high signal detection accuracy.
In addition, it is equipped with a continuous pitch control, it can be used at a pitch of preference by applying a quartz lock also to fine-tune the pitch. The pitch control slider and ejecting the center detent, and to provide smooth operation by providing the reset switch.

As anti-vibration measures against direct sound pressure or external vibration of the speaker, the cabinet part has adopted the three-layer structure.
This cabinet, high rigidity aluminum die-casting, special heavyweight integrally molded in the lower TNRC (Technics Non-Resonance Compound) at the top, and at the bottom we have adopted the special heavyweight rubber. Also, on the back turntable has improved the Paste vibration resistance the deadening rubber.
Furthermore, it is suppressed an adverse effect from the outside by employing a large-sized insulator.

The tone arm has adopted the precision aluminum die-casting, we have minimized the impact of such external vibration. Also, the bearing structure is adopted a gimbal suspension which combines a high precision pivot and four bearings, and by the vertical rotation axis and the horizontal rotation axis center of rotation is to clarify the reversal intersecting, all directions to I have gained the same excellent initial sensitivity.

Equipped with arm height adjustment mechanism with locking mechanism, I am reducing the vertical tracking error to the minimum.

It is equipped with a pop-up stylus illumination, you can illuminate the needle tip in a dark room.

Head shell comes.

There were two different colors of silver and black.

In order to enhance the operability of the DJ, hinge of the dust cover is not attached.
Connections
Connection
Connector: RCA (Phono, Cinch)
Controls
Parameter: On/Off Control
Control Type: Rotary Switch
Parameter: Speed Control
Control Type: Momentary Push Switch
Parameter: Speed Control
Control Type: Momentary Push Switch
Parameter: Pitch reset
Control Type: Latching Push Switch
Parameter: Pitch Control
Control Type: Slide Switch

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