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Technics SL1500C Direct Drive Turntable

SKU 64523
Original price £1,099.00 - Original price £1,099.00
Original price £1,099.00
£1,099.00 - £1,099.00
Current price £1,099.00
Color: Black

  • Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

    Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

  • Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

    Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

  • 1 Year Warranty

    1 Year Warranty for Peaceful Ownership


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

Graphic of Direct Drive Motor, Graphic of High Rigidity Cabinet
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

Photo of Built-in Cartridge, Photo of Built-in Phono Equalizer terminals
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 minimising 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 maximise the sound quality of vinyl records.

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


Photo of Built-in Cartridge, Photo of Built-in Phono Equalizer terminals
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 prioritises 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


Photo of 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.

Precision Rotation:

  • Coreless direct-drive motor ensures smooth and stable rotation, providing a reliable foundation for exceptional audio playback.

Accurate Speed and Pitch:

  • High-precision motor control circuitry guarantees accurate speed and pitch, allowing for a faithful reproduction of your favorite records.

Advanced Tonearm Design:

  • The turntable features a high-quality tonearm equipped with advanced damping technology, ensuring precise tracking and minimizing distortion for an authentic listening experience.

Adjustable Tonearm:

  • Enjoy the flexibility of a fully adjustable tonearm, allowing customization of height, tracking force, and anti-skating parameters to suit your preferences and ensure optimal performance.

Auto-Lift and Auto-Stop Functions:

  • The auto-lift function gently raises the tonearm and returns it to the rest position at the end of a record, while the auto-stop function halts playback at the conclusion of a side, enhancing convenience and protecting your records.

Built-in Phono Preamp:

  • Seamlessly connect the turntable directly to an amplifier or receiver without the need for a separate phono stage, thanks to the built-in phono preamp.

Durable Construction:

  • The aluminum die-cast platter contributes to excellent performance and durability, ensuring longevity and consistent playback quality.

Rubber Mat for Stability:

  • A rubber mat provides both grip and vibration damping, further enhancing the stability of the turntable and optimizing audio quality.

Technology for Rotational StabilityCoreless Direct Drive Motor
High-Precision Motor Controller
Construction for Vibration ToleranceHigh-Dumping Turntable Platter
Rigid Cabinet Construction
High-Dumping Insulator
High-Quality PartsHigh Sensitive Tonearm
Detachable PHONO Terminal
Technics Definitive DesignInherited SL-1200 Series
Turntable SectionDrive Method: Direct Drive
Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45rpm
Starting Torque: 0.18N・m / 1.8kg・cm (1.56 lbs-in)
Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm
Wow and Flutter: 0.025% W.R.M.S.
Turntable Platter: Aluminum die-cast
Diameter: 332mm (13-5/64")
Weight: Approx. 2.0kg (4.5 lbs) (Including Turntable sheet)
Tonearm SectionType: Universal, Static Balance
Effective Length: 230mm (9-1/16")
Overhang: 15mm (19/32")
Tracking Error Angle: Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30cm(12") record)
Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30cm(12") record)
Offset Angle: 22°
Arm Height Adjustment Range: 0 - 6mm
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 - 4g (Direct Reading)
Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6g
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range: [without auxiliary weight] 5.6 - 12.0g
14.3 -20.7g (including head shell)
[with auxiliary weight] 10.0-16.4g
18.7-25.1g (including head shell)
Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug
TerminalsAudio Output: PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1, LINE (Pin Jack) x 1
GeneralPower Supply: AC120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 8W (Approx. 0.2W (Standby))
Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 372mm (17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 14-21/32 inch)
Weight: Approx. 9.9kg (Approx. 21.9lbs)

  • Technics SL1500C Direct Drive Turntable
  • Turntable sheet
  • Dust cover
  • EP Record Adaptor
  • Balance weight
  • Auxiliary weight
  • Headshell
  • Cartridge (Ortofon 2M Red)
  • Phono Cable
  • Phono Earth Lead
  • AC power supply cord
  • Owner's Manual

Delivery is made by common carrier next working day. Delivery is FREE for orders in-stock and over £100 or £9.99 for orders less than £100 or special delivery items.

Statutory Cancellation Right

You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Our Voluntary Returns Policy

As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.

Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.

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