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Technics SL-1200MK7 Turntable with Coreless Direct Drive Motor - Black

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SL-1200MK7 Turntable with Coreless Direct Drive Motor - Black

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SL-1200MK7 Turntable with Coreless Direct Drive Motor - Black
SL-1200MK7 Turntable with Coreless Direct Drive Motor - Black
SL-1200MK7 Turntable with Coreless Direct Drive Motor - Black

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The SL-1200MK7 is the newest model of the SL-1200 Series, designed from the ground up to provide all that modern day DJs need and want. At the drive section of the MK7 is a coreless direct drive motor. While achieving both stable rotation and powerful torque, this has successfully eliminated a rotation irregularity called cogging, which was the only drawback of the direct drive system. As a result, sound quality was further improved. The pitch control incorporates digital control to achieve improved tracking performance and accuracy. The buttons and tonearm are black to complete the all black design, and the LED light can be set to illuminate in red or blue. A reverse play function has been added to expand the breadth of DJ play style. With those features and functions, the MK7 aims to set a new standard for DJ turntables.

Specifications
Motor: Coreless DD Motor
Speed: 33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm
Pitch Adjustment (Range): Yes (+/-8%, +/-16%)
Motor control policy:
• Torque adjustment: Yes
• Brake Adjustment: Yes, 4-step digital
Platter Material: Aluminum Die-cast/Rubber (with dot)
Stobe Light: Yes (blue/red switchable)
Stylus Light: Yes (white LED)
Insulator for: DJ use
Tonearm: S-shaped universal
Bundled Cartridge: No
Output Terminal: Detachable PHONO
AC cable: Detachable 3-pin
Dust Cover: Yes (w/o hinge)

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L&M @ NAMM 2019: Technics SL-1200mk7 TurntableWatch Video
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Description: D-JR joins us at NAMM 2019 to show the updated version of the most iconic DJ turntable ever produced, the Technics SL-1200mk7.


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The legend returns 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton North, Alberta
First of all, I have to correct the previous reviewer. This turntable is made in Malaysia, not China. This was done to keep the turntable somewhat affordable (although at $1300, it's still an expensive turntable). In comparison, the top of the SL-1200 line (SL-1200G) is made in Japan and costs about $5,000. However, the differences between the two are not all that major and the performance should be quite similar. Malaysian-made electronics are quite good - I have a 30 year old Kenwood stereo system that was made in Malaysia and still works perfectly to this day.
There have been so many copies of the SL-1200 over the years, but you can immediately tell the difference when you own the real thing. This is one heavy turntable, and everything about it feels so much better than the knock off versions. If you've owned a turntable before, it's super easy to set up, and you'll be up and running in minutes. The biggest part of the setup will be adding a cartridge, since it doesn't come with one pre-mounted (a good thing, as pre-mounted cartridges normally aren't very good). In my case, I already had a cartridge mounted to an older Technics turntable, so I was able to just plug it in and go. If you don't already have a cartridge mounted, it's pretty easy - you can just to make sure that there is 52mm between the base of the cartridge and the stylus. There's also a cheap alignment tool you can purchase to make sure you get it right. I've paired my SL-1200 with the Audio Technica AT-VM95ML which I've found to be a great combination. No inner groove distortion or sibilance distortion of any kind. Although often associated with DJ'ing, the SL-1200 is perfect for home listening, which is what it was originally designed for. This newest version has many improvements that make a legendary turntable even better than it already was. The sweet sound coming from this machine made me feel that it is worth every dollar.
I should also add that the experience of buying the turntable from L&M was very hassle free. The friendly employee even brought it out to my car for me, which was much appreciated.
Posted by Warren on Mar 10, 2022
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Technics 1200 MK7 6 of 18 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Oshawa, Ontario
Very disappointed in the build quality of the turntable Panasonic really cheaped out on the build. Also note that it is now made in China not Japan. I was impressed however with the corless motor and the ability to hold pitch while mixing in between records. I was also impressed with the options to change the colours of the target light. I was not happy with the amount of feed back when playing at high volume definitely not for club use. You would expect at the price of this unit they would have addressed the feedback issues. All in all I feel that Panasonic rushed the build to get it out on the market the proof is in the pudding. Definitely not as solid as it once was back in the day. I ended up selling them.
Posted by Finlay on Apr 28, 2021
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Technics 1200 MK 7 3 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
This is a true DJ Turntable if you grew up with the 1200 series turntable then you know what you have besides redoing the rca cables and cue light they finally make them removable now these are built like a tank You can use these to transfer your vinyl to computer but you are gonna need a USB phono preamp in between there Or you are using a dj program to transfer But i understand why they did not put a usb port They wanted to keep it a true analog turntable if you have the money for them go for it The pitch on these are so amazing good I LOVE THE SOUND OF VINYL the only complaint is the price for 1 WOW$$$$
Posted by Carter on Jan 24, 2021
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Replacing my SL-Q2 I originally purchaed in 1979 8 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Highlands, Alberta
My first Technics turntable lasted 41 years. It was losing volume and I decided to replace the unit with the latest model for my personal use. I am thrilled to own another Technics and love the new look and design. I have had my new unit for 2 months and thoroughly am impressed with the functionality of the unit.
Posted by Gary on Sep 8, 2020
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