Petition launched to reintroduce Technics turntables (Update: The SL-1200 is Back!)*

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by englishbob, May 27, 2014.

  1. RPM

    RPM Active Member

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    Easter Island
    Are the GAE and G lids the same in color? Can you tell if the lid is black or blue tinted? GR is not tinted, but transparent, as I can see.
     
  2. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

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    Nevada, USA
    Today, I put a down payment on an SL-1200 G. I'll find out tomorrow how long of a wait I have before my unit arrives.
     
  3. RPM

    RPM Active Member

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    Easter Island
    Anyone?
     
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  4. Rix__MIX

    Rix__MIX Member

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    UK
    Managed to get a very lucky deal on a mint used 1210GR, saved £500 on the retail. It was an anxious wait for the delivery, but it's all worked out. What a beauty.

    I've set it up now and it's such an upgrade over my Project Carbon Esprit SB in ever way, with the same 2M Bronze cartridge. Rumble and motor noise are so much reduced and music sounds more precise! Quickly discovered that my Project was running way too fast!

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  5. Erocka2000

    Erocka2000 Forum Resident

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    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Has anyone who owns the 1200G or 1200GR experimented with changing the color of the strobe LED? It would be so nice to get it a nice dark red/orange, like the original.
     
  6. AArchie

    AArchie Member

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    Colorado
    Not what you are asking but I keep my strobe off with KAB's strobe cancellation circuit. The Mk2 1200 apparently had detectable noise from the strobe. I don't hear a difference but I like not having the light on nonetheless.
     
  7. I haven’t, but I like the Blue personally. It also matches the blue LED for the pitch control. I suspect it might be different than a MKII, but I’d start by asking Kevin at KAB if he thinks it can be done.
     
  8. MadCajun

    MadCajun Active Member

    The black 1210 is very nice looking, but I didn't want to wait to see if they would finally head to the US. As far as the blue lighting, it matches my other components more than the red so obliviously I'm fine with it. Mine is sounding great with the Ortofon 2M Bronze!

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  9. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

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    Chester County, PA
    That 1210 looks gorgeous! I was told we wouldn't see them Stateside but maybe one day who knows...

    The Ortofon 2M line is nicely suited to this deck. Really happy with the Bronze and Mono.
     
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  10. AArchie

    AArchie Member

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    Colorado
    I really like that dust-cover. It is much nicer and "classier" looking than my original Mk2's cover.
     
  11. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Well-Known Member

    AFAIK the 1200GA/GR dust cover is actually the only part that was carried from the original SL-1200 and it looks identical to the one on my M5G. How is it different from the one you have?
     
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  12. arem

    arem Well-Known Member

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    Easton, PA
    It looks clear in those pics where the cover on my 1210 MII is smoked, otherwise it looks the same. I guess its a matter of whether you prefer the clear or smoked look, I don't have a preference, it ends up on the floor in the end either way.:)
     
  13. AArchie

    AArchie Member

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    Colorado
    On closer examination the only difference might be that mine is smoky and not clear. My Mk2 is is from 2007.
     
  14. AArchie

    AArchie Member

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    Colorado
    I really like having a DC. I think it keeps thinks a lot cleaner. I can't tell a difference up or down (never had it off) and when I'm concerned, I have a large "bean-bag" that I put in the middle to break up any vibration. I know the DC thing can be big debate and I'm not trying to get that started here! :)
     
  15. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Well-Known Member

    I keep mine on. The cat likes to take naps there.
     
  16. RPM

    RPM Active Member

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    Easter Island
    Well, Technics obviously thinks smokey/tinted lid is classier, as they made one for the GAE/G. I'm with them. However, would like to see red lights instead of blue.
     
  17. arem

    arem Well-Known Member

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    Easton, PA
    It's funny, I'd rather have blue lights after looking at the red on my deck for the last 20 years. The grass is always greener on the other side isn't it?
     
  18. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Well-Known Member

    The M5G already had a blue cuing light, so now they color matched it to the strobe. That's good. Color matching.
     
  19. AArchie

    AArchie Member

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    Colorado
    My Mk2 cue light is white, all the others are red. Only lights I keep on are the speed and pitch. Personally, I like the blue with the silver top and the red with the black top.
     
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  20. recstar24

    recstar24 Well-Known Member

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    Glen Ellyn, IL
    @MadCajun table looks great, but I'm more curious about that headshell :) is that the ortofon PNP mount? Looks great, would love to hear your thoughts. I'm assuming you need to use the auxiliary weight as well. With it setup at 52mm length from back of headshell to stylus it seems a perfect match for the technics arm, maybe when I upgrade my blue I'll look at it for my GR.
     
  21. MadCajun

    MadCajun Active Member

    Yes, it's the PnP setup and I did have to use the extra counter weight. It was a snap to setup and though I only have about 10 hours on it, it sounds great. I'm not sure about others, but after I went through the setup process, I checked the VTF using a Shure gauge and it was just about dead on. I did have to move the counter-weight towards the headshell a bit, but that could've been due to me not making sure I turned the weight and the scale as one as much as I should have.
     
  22. recstar24

    recstar24 Well-Known Member

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    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Thank you! I'll probably take the plunge when I upgrade to the bronze.
     
  23. Yes, I like that all-in-one. You should also check out the KAB Pro S 30 or 40. They’re cheaper and sound better to my ears than the 2M series (they use the OM stylus). And you don’t need to use an auxiliary weight on the tonearm.
     
  24. RPM

    RPM Active Member

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    Easter Island
    These are OM needles on Pro S carts, right? Would you go for a concorde or a headshell version? Is the concorde aligned as it gets or it's better to choose the headshell variant?
     
  25. AArchie

    AArchie Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    I like the Concord. I have both the 30 and 40 stylus and both sound great. Switched to MC tho.
     
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