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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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