Technics SL-1500C and C-K Turntable with Built-In Phono Preamp Ortofon Red MM Cartridge

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Technics SL-1500C and C-K Turntable with Built-In Phono Preamp Ortofon Red MM Cartridge

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Technics SL-1500C and C-K Turntable with Built-In Phono Preamp Ortofon Red MM Cartridge

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    MY TAKE: With built-in phono preamp and factory-mounted-and-aligned Ortofon Red MM cartridge, getting great analog replay has never been easier. Plug and play delisciousness from Technics! - Galen Carol

     

    The Latest Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieves High-precision Stable Rotation -

    The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model were lavishly inserted into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable. The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record. Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminium die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging. The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics. The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved. In addition, reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals, which have less sound quality degradation, for the PHONO and LINE terminals.

     

    Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge -

    Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge In order to enjoy playing analogue records more comfortably, the SL-1500C features a built-in phono equalizer and bundled cartridge. There is no need to separately prepare either one, making it easy to link with a wide range of audio equipment. The shield structure of the built-in phono equalizer suppresses the effects of external noise and noise from the power supply. It is also equipped with a switch to turn the LINE output off when it is not being used. The turntable has been designed to thoroughly shut-out adverse effects to the PHONO output. The dedicated power supply for the PHONO output terminal is isolated from the power supply for the LINE output terminal, and has been designed to prioritize sound quality by minimizing the wiring of the PHONO signal. The isolated terminals also prevent wiring mistakes. An Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which is highly acclaimed as an MM cartridge, has been selected for the bundled cartridge. Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximize the sound quality of vinyl records.

     

    Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably -

    When the tonearm reaches the end of the record, the Auto Lifter function automatically raises the cartridge. This prevents unnecessary wear on your valuable vinyl records and stylus. By embedding the Auto Lifter function in the base portion of the tonearm, it eliminates impacts to the tonearm. Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm. In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritizes sound quality was adopted. The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.


    Simple Design with Functional Beauty -

    The SL-1500C sports a simple design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the superb operating feel that is a Technics tradition. The attractive appearance lets you enjoy playing records to your heart’s content.



    REVIEWS:


    What HiFi?: “A beautifully made, fuss-free record player. If you’re after a great sounding but fuss-free record player below a grand the SL-1500C is a great buy.”

    “Surprise number one is that the built-in phono stage is really good. That doesn’t tend to be the case normally, and means that you don’t have to spend extra on a dedicated outboard unit to get the best from the record player. The phono stage is intended for use with moving magnet cartridges, but should work just fine with high output moving coils too, should the itch to upgrade strike.


    “The SL-1500C package, as supplied, is one of the bestsounding we’ve heard at this price. It has a clean and precise presentation, one that defines the leading and trailing edges of notes with impressive skill. We listen to Orff’s Carmina Burana and are impressed with the stability and focus of the SL-1500C’s sound. The presentation is composed and organised, and able to track the music’s multitude of instrumental strands with considerable skill.


    “The turntable’s handling of dynamic shifts is pleasing too. There are moments of absolute carnage in this recording and the Technics takes it all in stride, delivering crescendos with enthusiasm. But in the quietermovements there’s still a light enough touch to convey the nuances that make this piece so enthralling. “

    For

    • Crisp, detailed and musical sound
    • Excellent bass
    • Cartridge included
    • Electronic speed control


    Against

    • Nothing of note


    "We’re impressed by the SL-1500C’s sonic agility; the way it resolves plenty of detail and manages to deliver all that information in a cohesive and musical whole. There are few rivals below the grand mark that do it better."


    SPECIFICATIONS:


    Turntable section:

    • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
    • Turntable Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 and 78 r/min
    • Starting Torque: 0.18 N・m / 1.8 kg・cm (1.56 lbs-in)
    • Start-Up: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm
    • Wow And Flutter: 0.025 % W.R.M.S.
    • Turntable Platter: Aluminium diecast
    • Diameter: 332 mm (13-5/64 inch)
    • Weight : Approx. 2.0 kg (4.5 lbs) (Including Turntable Sheet)


    Tonearm Section

    • Type: Universal Static Balance
    • Effective Length: 230 mm (9-1/16")
    • Overhang: 15 mm (19/32")
    • Tracking Error Angle:Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12") record) Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12") record)
    • Offset Angle: 22°
    • Arm-height Adjustment Range: 0 - 6 mm
    • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 - 4 g (Direct Reading)
    • Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6 g
    • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range: (without auxiliary weight) 5.6 - 12.0 g 14.3 - 20.7 g (including head shell) (with auxiliary weight) 10.0 - 16.4 g 18.7 - 25.1 g (including head shell)
    • Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2 mmφ 4-pin terminal lug


    Terminals

    • Audio Output: PHONO  (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1, LINE (Pin Jack) x 1


    General

    • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
    • Power Consumption: 8 W, Approx. 0.2W (Standby)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 372 mm 17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 14-21/32 inch
    • Weight: Approx. 9.9 kg, Approx. 21.2 lbs
    • Accessories: Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight, Head shell, Cartridge (Ortofon 2M Red), PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner's Manual

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Technics SL-1500C and C-K Turntable with Built-In Phono Preamp Ortofon Red MM Cartridge

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Description


MY TAKE: With built-in phono preamp and factory-mounted-and-aligned Ortofon Red MM cartridge, getting great analog replay has never been easier. Plug and play delisciousness from Technics! - Galen Carol

 

The Latest Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieves High-precision Stable Rotation -

The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model were lavishly inserted into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable. The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record. Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminium die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging. The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics. The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved. In addition, reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals, which have less sound quality degradation, for the PHONO and LINE terminals.

 

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge -

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge In order to enjoy playing analogue records more comfortably, the SL-1500C features a built-in phono equalizer and bundled cartridge. There is no need to separately prepare either one, making it easy to link with a wide range of audio equipment. The shield structure of the built-in phono equalizer suppresses the effects of external noise and noise from the power supply. It is also equipped with a switch to turn the LINE output off when it is not being used. The turntable has been designed to thoroughly shut-out adverse effects to the PHONO output. The dedicated power supply for the PHONO output terminal is isolated from the power supply for the LINE output terminal, and has been designed to prioritize sound quality by minimizing the wiring of the PHONO signal. The isolated terminals also prevent wiring mistakes. An Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which is highly acclaimed as an MM cartridge, has been selected for the bundled cartridge. Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximize the sound quality of vinyl records.

 

Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably -

When the tonearm reaches the end of the record, the Auto Lifter function automatically raises the cartridge. This prevents unnecessary wear on your valuable vinyl records and stylus. By embedding the Auto Lifter function in the base portion of the tonearm, it eliminates impacts to the tonearm. Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm. In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritizes sound quality was adopted. The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.


Simple Design with Functional Beauty -

The SL-1500C sports a simple design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the superb operating feel that is a Technics tradition. The attractive appearance lets you enjoy playing records to your heart’s content.



REVIEWS:


What HiFi?: “A beautifully made, fuss-free record player. If you’re after a great sounding but fuss-free record player below a grand the SL-1500C is a great buy.”

“Surprise number one is that the built-in phono stage is really good. That doesn’t tend to be the case normally, and means that you don’t have to spend extra on a dedicated outboard unit to get the best from the record player. The phono stage is intended for use with moving magnet cartridges, but should work just fine with high output moving coils too, should the itch to upgrade strike.


“The SL-1500C package, as supplied, is one of the bestsounding we’ve heard at this price. It has a clean and precise presentation, one that defines the leading and trailing edges of notes with impressive skill. We listen to Orff’s Carmina Burana and are impressed with the stability and focus of the SL-1500C’s sound. The presentation is composed and organised, and able to track the music’s multitude of instrumental strands with considerable skill.


“The turntable’s handling of dynamic shifts is pleasing too. There are moments of absolute carnage in this recording and the Technics takes it all in stride, delivering crescendos with enthusiasm. But in the quietermovements there’s still a light enough touch to convey the nuances that make this piece so enthralling. “

For

  • Crisp, detailed and musical sound
  • Excellent bass
  • Cartridge included
  • Electronic speed control


Against

  • Nothing of note


"We’re impressed by the SL-1500C’s sonic agility; the way it resolves plenty of detail and manages to deliver all that information in a cohesive and musical whole. There are few rivals below the grand mark that do it better."


SPECIFICATIONS:


Turntable section:

  • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
  • Turntable Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 and 78 r/min
  • Starting Torque: 0.18 N・m / 1.8 kg・cm (1.56 lbs-in)
  • Start-Up: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm
  • Wow And Flutter: 0.025 % W.R.M.S.
  • Turntable Platter: Aluminium diecast
  • Diameter: 332 mm (13-5/64 inch)
  • Weight : Approx. 2.0 kg (4.5 lbs) (Including Turntable Sheet)


Tonearm Section

  • Type: Universal Static Balance
  • Effective Length: 230 mm (9-1/16")
  • Overhang: 15 mm (19/32")
  • Tracking Error Angle:Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12") record) Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12") record)
  • Offset Angle: 22°
  • Arm-height Adjustment Range: 0 - 6 mm
  • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 - 4 g (Direct Reading)
  • Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6 g
  • Applicable Cartridge Weight Range: (without auxiliary weight) 5.6 - 12.0 g 14.3 - 20.7 g (including head shell) (with auxiliary weight) 10.0 - 16.4 g 18.7 - 25.1 g (including head shell)
  • Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2 mmφ 4-pin terminal lug


Terminals

  • Audio Output: PHONO  (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1, LINE (Pin Jack) x 1


General

  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 8 W, Approx. 0.2W (Standby)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 372 mm 17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 14-21/32 inch
  • Weight: Approx. 9.9 kg, Approx. 21.2 lbs
  • Accessories: Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight, Head shell, Cartridge (Ortofon 2M Red), PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner's Manual