Technics SL-1200Mk7 Owners... Your Impressions So Far?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Cyclone Ranger, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. brimuchmuze

    brimuchmuze Forum Resident

    @Tim1954, any chance you'll have some time to post some needledrops? :)
     
  2. Tim1954

    Tim1954 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Yeah, yeah.

    Spoiler alert: There is not much difference.:)
     
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  3. Yamahaha

    Yamahaha Sir Pepe of LePew

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    Mk7 looks and feels cheap. Saw it yesterday. Is the back of the arm (weight side) plastic????
     
  4. ClausH

    ClausH Senior Member

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    Here is a very long video. 107 minutes into the video, he even takes it apart. I don't think he talks about sound quality but he does review the build quality.

     
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  5. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    Dude actually shot the video vertically? o_O

    I'm out (when will people learn?). :(
     
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  6. punkmusick

    punkmusick Formerly 4011021

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    Vertically and mirrored.
     
  7. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

    Location:
    Utah
    Has anybody messed around with re-wiring the new Technics tables with KAB tonearm wiring and upgraded RCAs? I wonder if this upgrade helps as much with the new Technics tables as it does with the 1200 MK2's. I did the upgrade myself and it made a HUGE improvement.
     
  8. Yamahaha

    Yamahaha Sir Pepe of LePew

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    I hear if you rub unpopped Orville corn on the left side (must be name brand) and then put 3 grains of sand in the furthest corner of the room = wow tonal bliss.
     
  9. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

    Location:
    sweet VA.

    Hmmm...
     
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  10. Lymbo

    Lymbo Forum Resident

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    I know someone that bought a GR and the platter had a wobble. He sent me a video and it was quite noticeable. Technics would not replace it even though it was still under warranty. They claimed the wobble was within their tolerance.
     
  11. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

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    Both, and you forgot college, non commercial, and commercial broadcasting, clubs, venues where vinyl is played, and everyone else who needs reliable, high quality, low maintenance vinyl playback, with consistent performance.
     
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  12. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

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    Pioneer's tonearm is less precision, cheaper built, and often prone to horrible quality control. Technics has a precision tonearm, better motor, better build quality where it's critical. Post back after owning both, 10 years later. My money's on Pioneers failing and no parts, Technics still in daily use, with still available spare parts.
     
  13. Gary7704

    Gary7704 My dog Sam eats purple flowers...

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    Florida
    So true...
     
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  14. Sterling1

    Sterling1 Forum Resident

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    Guy should have purchased unit from a retailer with a money back guarantee like B & H. One solution to the wobble issue is to remove the platter clean the spindle and reinstall the platter.
     
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  15. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA
    I owned one and returned it within an hour of getting it.

    Build was really impressive, tone arm bearing issue was the worst I had ever seen. I am guessing even though its hit or miss, I got a very bad one.

    I was shoked even for a hanpin. The tonearm was so out of spec it was shocking.
     
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  16. brimuchmuze

    brimuchmuze Forum Resident

    More Technics mk7 here please and less Pioneer :)
     
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  17. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Looks like there are no issues with current 15% Guitar Center coupons, so the subtotal comes to $849.
     
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  18. AcidPunk15

    AcidPunk15 Forum Resident

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    WOW!:eek:
     
  19. Timbo21

    Timbo21 Forum Resident

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    London
    Yes, pretty common. I have a 1200G with warp on the platter. Technics always say within tolerance. However, a couple of weeks ago they sent two guys from their service department to take measurements and send back to Japan, still awaiting response.
     
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  20. Yamahaha

    Yamahaha Sir Pepe of LePew

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    Alberta, Canada
    What you doubt? It cant be sand from any beach, has to come from a sailors boot, imported ya know. Forgot to mention. Of course some specupanel light absorbers will extend the highs above 30khz so you can really hear the difference.
     
  21. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

    Location:
    sweet VA.

    Any chanting involved as well?
     
  22. Yamahaha

    Yamahaha Sir Pepe of LePew

    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Pfffff .... if you are going to chant you might as well be streaming 128k ... this is serious business. How will you tell your depth and stage? Dont smear your image via halfhrtz vocalization?!
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
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  23. Night Version

    Night Version Forum Resident

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    All Rega MM carts are pure garbage
     
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  24. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock Thread Starter

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    Many ppl would disagree with you on that, at least in the case of the Exact.

    (though maybe not anything else :eek: )
    .
     
  25. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bexley, Ohio
    Have you seen the set up video for the SOL? Sorry, too much work. Unless Maybe if you like to tinker.
     

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