Technics SL 1210 MK7 Direct Drive DJ Turntable

The SL 1210 Mk7 is the new professional direct drive DJ turntable with improved motor, new build and added features just for DJ's

Key Features:

  • High torque, direct drive motor
  • 8/16% Pitch range
  • Adjustable start time and brake
  • Pitch reset
  • Changeable LEDs - Blue or Red
  • Slipmat included
  • Detachable audio and power cables

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    Product Code: 300026504

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    The Technics SL1210 MK7 direct drive turntable is the latest addition to the iconic SL1200 series. This time though, there’s something very special about this 1210 – it’s the first deck designed by the team at Technics for DJs.

    That’s right, the industry standard SL1200/1210MK2 was never intended for use as a DJ deck! While there were some updates to the legendary design, which sold over 3.5million units while in production, such as the MK5G (which added double pitch capabilities of +/- 8 or 16%) the SL1210 MK7 is the first turntable from Technics to boast features requested by DJs.

    So, what’s new? First up the motor system has been completely upgraded – the new deck completely eliminates “cogging”, while the uprated tonearm seriously improves playback performance and sound quality – even while scratching. The MK7 also boasts torque adjustments, with 4 settings ranging from a factory MK2 setting through to high torque – which is incredibly strong yet still delivers the Technics “feel” that made the deck an industry standard.

    In addition to the torque adjustments, the brake setting can also be changed – there’s a reverse play option and even the capability to switch the deck to 78rpm mode. The LED colours can also be tweaked – allowing you to customise the deck, by simply changing the position of the dipswitches located beneath the platter.

    Why would you need changeable LEDs? To some this might seem like a gimmick – but consider a back to back DJ set, where both DJs are using the SL1210 MK7 but with customisation to suit their playing style, an engineer can set the decks for the first DJ as required and set the LEDs blue, while the second DJs setup is indicated by red LEDs.

    Technics have also upgraded the pitch control – this digital unit uses a dedicated microprocessor to emulate the original analogue pitch from the MK2. The results of the emulation are staggering – with many claiming the MK7 is the tightest SL1210 they’ve ever mixed on!

    Another serious upgrade is to the cables and connections, which traditionally were one of the most regularly serviced items on MK2 decks. Power is now supplied using an IEC cable, and the audio and ground connections are detachable. Access to these connections is via a recessed area at the rear of the deck – making quick installation and removal simple in low light environments.

    Where’s the silver SL1200MK7?

    Good question, the SL1200 MK7 is a US only product. The chassis is finished in the same striking matt black as the SL1210 MK7 and the features are identical – the only difference is the scratch vinyl that’s included with the 1200. Technics have chosen, in their infinite wisdom, to badge the US product with a model number that would usually carry a silver finish – does this mean we’ll ever see a silver MK7? At this point it seems unlikely, but depending on the popularity of the deck only time will tell.


    The SL1210 MK7 is limited to 3,000 pieces, early adopters of the new deck include some of the world’s most iconic DJs such as DJ Marky, Scratch Perverts, Kings Of The Rollers, Micky Finn, Matt Jam Lamont, Low Steppa and more. Be sure to order your Technics SL1210MK7 today – you wouldn’t want to miss out on the next stage in the evolution of the DJ turntable…

    The main features of the Technics SL-1210 Mk7 include:

  • High torque direct drive motor
  • 8 / 16 % pitch range
  • Pitch reset switch
  • Reverse play
  • Adjustable start and stop time
  • 33, 45 amd 78 RPM
  • Improved motor
  • Improved audio isolation
  • LED cue lamp
  • Switch LEDs can be set to blue or red
  • Slip mat included
  • Detachable audio and power cables
  • Technology for Rotational Stability

    • Coreless Direct Drive Motor 
    • High-Precision Motor Controller

    Construction for Vibration Tolerance

    • High-Dumping Turntable Platter
    • Rigid Cabinet Construction
    • High-Dumping Insulator

    High Quality Parts

    • High Sensitive Tonearm 
    • Detachable PHONO Terminal

    Technics Definitive Design

    • Inherited SL-1200 Series

    Turntable Section

    • Drive Method: Direct Drive
    • Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45rpm (with switch 78 rpm)
    • 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. 1.8kg (4.0 lbs) (Including slipmat and slipsheet)

    Tonearm Section

    • Type: 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))
    • Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug

    Terminals

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

    General

    • Power Supply: 
    • Power Consumption: 8W (Approx. 0.2W (Standby))
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 353mm (17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 13-29/32 inch)
    • Weight: Approx. 9.6kg (Approx. 21.2lbs)
    • Accessories:  
      Turntable, Slipmat, Slipsheet, Dust cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Head shell, Screw set for cartridge, PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner's Manual

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