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The Technics SL-1200 GAE/G/GR general questions thread

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Halloween_Jack, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
  2. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    The APC and Tripp Lite surge protectors are pretty good. I use them as well.
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  3. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    Really what?
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  4. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    I don’t do measurements and I can’t tell you whether it’s the best match for the arm, etc. With the standard counterweight, you do need to twist it toward the back of the arm. If you add the aux weight, you can turn the counterweight closer to the pivot point. I don’t know which is best. I just go with the standard weight after trying the aux weight and I can’t say I heard any difference. The cartridge performs well to my ears.
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  5. Joel Shapiro

    Joel Shapiro Forum Resident

    And it'd be made in China.
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  6. Mike70

    Mike70 Forum Resident

    Yes, it is. I have had one of these preamps ... unfortunately they're designed more specifically for mofi cartridges. With "hot" lps and a high output cartridge you can hear some distortion and after emailing with customer service, they agreed and i sent it back.
    My experience.
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  7. Wngnt90

    Wngnt90 Forum Resident

    Neither am I.
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  8. goonybird

    goonybird Forum Resident

    Northampton UK
    Is this getting a bit weird?
    Finally got my Sound Organisation Shelf on the wall for the SL1200G
    Then a 78rpm stylus for a spare AT3600 and playing a 1942 78 rpm release Fats Waller and his Rhythm "That Gets It , Mr Joe"
    I never though 78's could sound this good!
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  9. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    My 1210GR is amazing for 78s, using a shure v15 (iii) and different si
    I love my technics 1210GR for 78s! with a shure v15 (iii) cartridge and several different sized stylie. It brings out the livelyness of these old discs if that makes sense, which is good as I have 80 or 90 thousand of them.
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  10. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    Thank you for your comment about
    not hearing any difference between using the standard weight and the aux weight. My shure v15 (iii) needs the weight to be almost rite at the back of the arm and I did wonder about this being a bad thing, I guess not! and since I seem to have misplaced the aux weight I won't be finding out any time soon, but your comment is good to hear!
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  11. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident

    Columbus, Ohio
    78’s can sound amazing. I have a concorde 78 stylus that I use
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  12. FalseMetal666

    FalseMetal666 Forum Resident

    San Francisco, CA
    Had a Tripp Lite I used in my spare room, 10 years old, suddenly failed, Tripp Lite replaced it no-questions-asked, shipped to my door in 72 hours.
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  13. Kostas

    Kostas Forum Resident

    What is the mat you are using and how thick it is?
  14. oldergoat

    oldergoat Active Member

    Aye and it would weigh 500 grams.
  15. Nephrodoc

    Nephrodoc Forum Resident

    Been trying to read through the 200+ pages here, lots of good info. Looking for an MC cartridge for the SL1210GAE. Phono preamp is Parasound JC3 jr.

    Currently running the ATVM95 ML, but looking AT-OC9XML. I saw a few members running these and wanted to see if they were still pleased with the cartridge?

  16. goonybird

    goonybird Forum Resident

    Northampton UK
    Oyaide BR12 about 5mm thick? Love it as its slightly concave so with AT weight the record is in good contact with the mat.
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  17. jarrod2750

    jarrod2750 Active Member

    Centereach, NY
    I have the 1210 gr with the paramount jc3 jr using an Ortofon bronze and are very pleased with the sound
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  18. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    South West, UK.
    Using same combo. Solves VTA issues.
  19. thetman

    thetman Forum Resident

    picked up a cover for my 1200GR. Fits perfect.
    Only for the OCD people:D

  20. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Idaho, USA
    Sorry but that's some kind of ugly. Audiophile priced?
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  21. Erocka2000

    Erocka2000 Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    To be honest, as a person with pretty bad OCD, I'd much rather look at the turntable than a wrinkly cover.
  22. punkmusick

    punkmusick Formerly 4011021

    I'm also considering this cartridge. @Davey likes it a lot.
  23. thetman

    thetman Forum Resident

    tough crowd. moving on.....
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  24. Erocka2000

    Erocka2000 Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Not trying to be mean. I just also don't understand the need for a cloth cover for a turntable that already has a cover built in.
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  25. Helom

    Helom Forum member

    Currently using a Hana SL with a 1210GR and JC3 Jr. It sounds great to my ears, loaded to ~420 ohms. Tracks beautifully. I tried the AT33PTG/II in this system but don’t like it as much. The AT offers a smidge more detail but I’ve had a hard time finding a loading that results in a balanced response.

    I don’t use the Technics mat however, I have the 4mm-thick Herbies WEII mat, which puts the Hana slightly tail-up with the tonearm height at the zero position. One advantage of the Hana is it allows for Lofgren alignment with the standard headshell.
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