Technics SL-1200 MK5 Review

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Overview:

The newest update to the famous SL1200 series of turntables which has been the industry standard for decades.  The MK5 sports a few ‘improvements’ over the M3D. Click the picture to find out more.

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Staff Review

The SL-1200 MK5 turntable is Technics most recent update of the famed SL1200 series of turntables which has been the industry standard for decades.   Although not much different than the SL-1200 M3D, the MK5 does have some noticable 'improvements'.  Like the M3D, the SL-1200 MK5 has a recessed power knob and a pitch reset button. However, the Technics SL-1200 MK5 turntable sports a white LED popup light.  This replaces the origional incandescent bulb which often burned out.  Another improvement is increased anti-skate adjustment. The SL-1200 MK5 also comes in both black and silver
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Features & Specs



  • Quartz Synthesizer Direct Drive
  • Quartz locked +/- 8% pitch adjustment
  • Aluminum Diecast cabinet
  • Heavy Rubber base able to absorb vibrations
  • wow & flutter 0.025% WRMS, +/- 0.035 & peak
  • Rumble of -78dB
  • High Torque motor (1.5kg(cm)) allows quick start-ups
  • Low mass S-shaped tonearm with height adjustment
  • Weight of 24lbs (11kg)
  • Pitch Reset Button
  • Sunken Power Switch
  • Improved Anti-skate control
  • White LED popup light
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