Rare opportunity, we are offering a Technics SL-1200 GAE Limited Edition serial #0797 direct drive turntable, matching Technics tonearm and custom made ballistic nylon dust cover. This pristine model has had only one meticulous enthusiast owner, stored in a pet free + smoke free environment, originally purchased brand new and comes with all original packing materials, accessories and owners manual. Being sold on consignment basis. Superlative neutrality, pace and speed pitch this turntable really punches well above its weight. Make no mistake, this is no toy like the old Technics DJ turntables of yesteryear. To emphasize this models quality, the identical bearing and coreless ~ brushless dc motor architecture used in the Technics SL-1200 GAE are now being used in the brand new Technics Sp10R model which lists for $10k. Additional photographs available upon request. The Absolute Sound, Robert E. Greene "I think the Technics SL-1200G will be on your short list no matter how
much money you can afford to spend. It honors music in a truly profound
TONEaudio Magazine, Jeff Dorgay
"If you haven’t considered a direct drive turntable for audiophile duty, I
can’t suggest the Technics SL-1200G highly enough. I’m happy to award
it one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2017 and not only have I
purchased the review sample, I’m thinking of a second one, just because."
Analog Planet, Michael Fremer
"Technics’ new direct-drive motor eliminates the magnetic core previously found within the stator coils of previous designs. This design eliminates the attraction force between the cores and magnets and thus the motor is free of non-uniform magnetism. The downside is low torque. In some ways this is similar to moving coil cartridges featuring non-magnetic cores around which are wound the coils. They are lighter and thus more responsive, which is good, but they produce far less output."
"The new coreless motor uses twin rotors fitted with permanent magnets in a sandwich design with the coreless stators above and below. This produces about twice the torque of the SL-1200 Mk6’s motor yet with a reduced bearing load. By narrowing the rotational shaft’s clearance relative to the bearing to the same or lower than that of the legendary SP-10Mk2’s motor system, Technics engineers have significantly reduced rotational micro-vibrations. New self-lubricating impregnated metal bearings help produce a maintenance-free motor drive system."
"The SL-1200G is more than competitive at this price point. in fact, had Technics really started "from scratch" and not had a more than forty five year history building SL-1200s, I don't see how this turntable could have been brought to market for $4000, a fact that makes the carping and bitching crowd sound doubly ridiculous."
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