Technics SL-1200MK2






MSRP: $850
Price: $400

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Conservatively rated 8/10, unit is in great condition with a couple small scratches seen in the pictures. Just installed a brand new Shure M97xE cartridge. Buyer to pay for shipping and $20 packaging fee.

Remember what DJs used in the club before the 1200s? Nobody else does either.

That's because our heavy-duty design, vibration-resistant construction, and mechanical precision make a lot of what those early DJs did possible. This deck was the first to feature a Direct Drive motor, quartz movement for total accuracy, adjustable tone arm weights, anti-skate control, a pop-up target light and a sliding pitch control. With each new improvement, as form follows function, the Technics turntable has become a thing of beauty.

From the community centers at the beginning of the disco era to the clubs of today, Technics decks have been the standard for over thirty years.


Vibration Resistant Construction
A die-cast aluminum body, heavy rubber base, and a lack of unnecessary components or empty space allow the 1200MK2 to absorb unwanted vibrations that could otherwise interfere with the sound.

Ultra-Low-Speed Motor / Super-High Torque
The 1200MK2's ultra-low-speed motor and high torque (1.5kg/cm) allow for super quick start-ups (0.7 sec) and stops.

Quartz Locked Pitch Adjustment
Allows for accurate quartz-locked pitch adjustments throughout its 16 percent (+/-8) range.

Total Direct-Drive Accuracy
Instead of just spinning the platter, the classic Technics Direct-Drive system actually incorporates it into the motor, reducing the number of parts that can malfunction and making consistent, accurate speeds possible. It's a system that has been providing fast start-up times and unequalled responsiveness for over thirty years. Wow & flutter 0.01% WRMS,, rumble -78dB


Colors available SL-1200MK2: Silver
SL-1200MK2PK: Black

Type Quartz direct-drive (manual turntables)

Drive Method Direct-Drive

Motor Brushless DC motor

Turntable Platter Aluminum diecast

Diameter 13 5/64" (33.2cm)

Mass 3.74 lbs (1.7 kg)

Turntable Speeds 33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm

Variable Range Pitch 8%, 16%

Starting Torque 1.3 lb-in (1.5 kg-cm)

Build-Up Characteristics 0.7s from standstill to 33-1/3 rpm

Braking System Electronic brake

Wow and Flutter 0.01% WRMS
0.025% WRMS (JIS C5521)
0.035% peak (IEC 98A Weighted}

Rumble -56dB (IEC 98A Unweighted)
-78dB (IEC Weighted)

Effective Length 9-1/16" (230mm)

Arm Height Adjustment Range 0-6mm

Overhang 19/32" (15mm)

Effective Mass 12g (without cartridge)

Offset Angle 22

Friction Less than 7mg (lateral, vertical)

Tracking Error Angle Within 2 32' (at the outer groove of 12" record)
Within 0 32' (at the inner groove of 12" record)

Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range 0-4g

Applicable Cartridge Weight Range 3.5g - 13g
11g - 20.5g (including headshell)

Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (with auxiliary weight) 9.5g - 13g
17g - 20.5g (including headshell)

Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (with shell weight) 3.5g - 6.5g
11g - 14g (including head shell)

Headshell Weight 7.5g

Power Supply AC120V, 60Hz

Power Consumption 13.5W

Dimensions 17-27/32" x 6-25/32" x 13-31/32"

Weight 26.5lb (12 kg)