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Technics SL-1210G Turntable: Black is the New Black

Back in Black? The brand new Direct Drive Technics SL-1210G Turntable will run you almost $4,000 and it’s unlikely to last long. Supplies are limited.

Technics SL-1210G Turntable Black

Following up on the enormous success of the black-finished SL-1210GAE turntable launched last year, the Japanese brand has introduced the Technics SL-1210G Turntable in…you guessed it…black.

If the SL-1210G looks rather familiar, your eyes are not deceiving you; the model is just a fancier looking version of the direct-drive Technics SL-1200G.

Technics SL-1210G Turntable
Technics SL-1210G

That particular model, according to European Technics product manager Frank Balzuweit, almost immediately sold out. “We realised there was high demand for a ‘regular’ black version of this flagship 1200 Series model. In its striking black finish, the new SL-1210G possesses genuine elegance,” Balzuweit says.

Technics SL-1210G Turntable Close-up

The tonearm is manufactured from magnesium (chosen for its high damping effect), with the tonearm bearings benefitting from a cut-processed housing for high initial motion sensitivity.

The platter, meanwhile, has a three-layer platter construction that’s highly dampened, with each platter individually adjusted for balance.

Technics SL-1210G RCA and power inputs

Key features:

  • Iron-coreless direct-drive motor with double rotor/single stator
  • A hybrid encoder for rotational speed detection that uses a ‘Hall Sensor’ for rotor position detection
  • A tonearm made from cold-drawn magnesium
  • The tonearm bearings use a cut-processed housing
  • A three-layer platter where each platter is individually adjusted for balance
  • 4-layer high-rigidity cabinet with heavy aluminium top plate and silicone-rubber insulators

Price & Availability

The Technics SL-1210G Turntable will be available from October 2021 for $4,000 USD.

Technics have sold more than 3,500,000 turntables over the years and we expect this one to be gone rather quickly.

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