Technics SL-1200GR2 & SL1210GR go digital

Technics SL-1200GR2 and 1210GR2

Technics SL-1200GR2 and 1210GR2 turntables

Technics today announces the release of the next generation of its widely acclaimed SL-1200GR and 1210GR turntables, the high-end SL-1200GR2 and 1210GR2. Benefitting from a new drive control method and new multi-stage power supply, the SL-12000GR2 and 1210GR2 offer smooth, accurate rotational stability and an exceptionally low noise floor.

Featuring a new approach to motor control signal, the new generation SL-1200GR2 and 1210GR2 bring a huge leap in performance, allowing for significantly improved tracking precision. Motor vibrations are dramatically reduced through use of a PWM signal generated by Delta-Sigma Modulation­ – a method of high precision 1bit D/A conversion using Technic’s proprietary full-digital amplifier technology, Jeno Engine.

This approach — termed Delta-Sigma(ΔΣ)-Drive — has a significant impact on the tracking performance of the turntable, especially at the frequency range where the motor vibrations overlap with the natural resonance of the tonearm/pickup cartridge combination.

The rotational speed precision of the new SL-1200GR2 and 1210GR2 turntable type is also increased thanks to the combination of the Delta-Sigma(ΔΣ)-Drive approach and its magnetically powered frequency generator (FG) speed detection system. The result is improved signal precision with an accurate sound stage, enhanced imaging, and a very low noise floor.

Technics SL-1200GR2 and 1210GR2

The general power supply has also seen a notable upgrade in this latest generation model. The new Multi-stage Silent Power Supply of the SL-1200GR2 and SL-1210GR2 combines a low-noise, high-speed power supply working at over 100kHz with a noise cancelling circuit inherited from the SL-1000R turntable. And remaining noise is cancelled by injecting the reversed-phase current of the actual noise, enabling exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and overall signal performance.

The SL-1200GR2 and SL-1210GR2 also feature a two-layered bottom chassis made of aluminium and Bulk Moulding Compound (BMC), which, combined, enables high resistance against vibrations. The turntables also benefit from a two-layered platter made of aluminium and dampened by heavy-weight rubber, a high-sensitivity S-shaped aluminium tonearm, and insulator feet.

The overall design has been refined with new colour matching of all parts and elements for a sleek look, and one that won’t be compromised during transit due to new environmentally-conscious packing.

To reduce the environmental impact of its packaging, while ensuring that Technics products are fully protected throughout the journey to consumers, the new packaging for the SL-1200GR2 and SL-1210GR2 is free of polystyrene (EPS). Instead, it is made of smart shaped cardboard, maintaining safe protection of the product, including a cardboard box for the accessories for ease of removal and storage. Technics is currently working to expand new packaging to other line-ups and integrate more recyclable content into packaging materials in the future.

The new SL-1200GR2 and SL-1210GR2 will be available in silver and black respectively from October 2023 at authorised Technics retailers. Both will be priced at RRP: £1,799.99

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