In addition to their existing 1210 turntables, Technics has introduced the SL-1210G, a new 1210 model. The new player is aimed squarely at audiophiles, though it retains some of the features that 1210 users are already accustomed to using. A new “iron-coreless direct drive motor, a hybrid encoder for rotational speed detection that uses digital and analogue technology to allow for enhanced stability, a three-layer platter with high vibration-damping performance, and high-damping silicone rubber insulators to minimize vibrations” are among the features of the 1210G, which is described as “a twin sister to the GAE model that came out in 2020.”

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“We learned a lot from the tremendous success of the limited edition SL-1210GAE, which was launched in June 2020 and almost immediately sold out,” said Frank Balzuweit, European Technics Product Manager.

He went on to say, “We realized there was a lot of interest in a’regular’ black version of this flagship 1200 Series model, so we created one.” The new SL-1210G is distinguished by its striking black finish, which exudes genuine elegance.”

For those keeping track, the following are the main characteristics of the SL-1210G:

• Direct-drive motor with a double rotor and a single stator that is free of iron core
• A hybrid encoder for rotational speed detection that also serves as a rotor position detector (using a “Hall Sensor”).
• A tonearm made of cold-drawn magnesium is used in this instrument.
• The tonearm bearings are housed in a housing that has been cut and processed.
• Three-layer platter with each platter individually adjusted for balance on each layer
• Cabinet with four layers of high-rigidity and a heavy aluminum top plate, as well as silicone-rubber insulators

The 1210G will retail for £3,499 and will be available for purchase starting in October 2021.

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