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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. classicrocker

    classicrocker Life is good!

    Location:
    Worcester, MA, USA
    I bought something similar for my 1210GR and it does a great job keeping dust out.
     
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  2. aunitedlemon

    aunitedlemon Music is medicine, dose often.

    I think the TD-1000 from KAB is one of the best <$200 choices I've made to my vinyl listening experience. I was immediately impressed with how much it seemed to sonically clean everything up. I can't say I've noticed quantifiable differences in trying different mats or cables but the KAB damper made a noteworthy improvement in my house.
     
  3. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Location:
    PennsylBama
    I have a cover over my TT cover but at least it's not audiophile priced....old typewriter cover at GW..79 cents.
     
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  4. bbb99

    bbb99 Active Member

    Location:
    Greenville, NC
    If anyone out there is still in the market for a 1210GAE, please PM me.
    I ordered late (In August) so decided to order from two different dealers.
    Bang, both shipped, so now I have one to spare.
    One came from USA Tube Audio in AZ, and the other from Value Electronics in NY
    Will sell for the MSRP, and you pickup shipping cost (Still double boxed)
    Hopefully I am not breaking any forum laws by putting this out there.

    Thanks
     
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  5. Oelewapper

    Oelewapper Plays vinyl instead of installing it on the floor.

    I think there’s a forum marketplace for this...
    So you’re not breaking any rules, but just in the wrong place ;)
     
  6. Vinyldude63

    Vinyldude63 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Smithtown, NY
     
  7. Vinyldude63

    Vinyldude63 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Smithtown, NY
    I bought two nice covers from Germany with a nice embroidered "Technics" on the top. I just don't know how to post a photo.
     
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  8. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

    Location:
    sweet VA.
    Got a link to their site?
     
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  9. bbb99

    bbb99 Active Member

    Location:
    Greenville, NC
    Got it..
    Thanks for the tip
    Will move it to that forum
     
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  10. Nephrodoc

    Nephrodoc Forum Resident

    I waited about 4 months for mine, got it in December. Just curious, what number did you get?
     
  11. bbb99

    bbb99 Active Member

    Location:
    Greenville, NC
    1049 and 1053
    Came from both sides of the country but only four numbers apart.
     
  12. schwaggy

    schwaggy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Be careful with air compressors. They blow lots of moisture. Sometimes you see it sometimes you don't.
     
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  13. Vinyldude63

    Vinyldude63 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Smithtown, NY
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  14. Petie53

    Petie53 New Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    New SL-1210GAE owner. Couple questions.

    How accurate is the stylus weight adjuster? Close enough or do I have to purchase a scale?

    Is it possible to purchase another identical headshell? I know KAB sells an older similar headshell for $99. Want to be able to switch out cartridges easily and seems identical headshells would make this easier and faster.
    Thanks!
     
  15. bbb99

    bbb99 Active Member

    Location:
    Greenville, NC
    Doc

    What serial number did you get?
     
  16. Nephrodoc

    Nephrodoc Forum Resident

    I got #846 in late December. Looks like they are getting towards the end of the production run if your numbers are that high.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021 at 11:18 PM
  17. Nephrodoc

    Nephrodoc Forum Resident

    I set mine to 2 grams and my digital scale shows 1.97 grams. That’s pretty close in my opinion.
    I have that $99 headshell from KAB. It’s pretty much identical, but it does not have the logo printed and the finish looks a slightly different shade of black.
     

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