Technics SL-1210 MK7 Turntable


Brand Technics

Technics have unveiled their brand new SL-1210 Mk7

A direct drive DJ turntable with a high torque coreless direct drive motor and other sound-enhancing technologies. It also has new DJ play functions, such as reverse playback. The new Mk7 model inherits the traditional design of previous SL-1210 turntables and is Technics first new standard DJ turntable in nine years.

The original SL-1210 direct drive turntable was first released in 1972 and instantly became a best-seller with over 3.5 million units sold, and it isn’t hard to see why thanks to the ease of use, powerful torque, and excellent durability. The SL-1210 quickly became a hit with both audiophiles and DJs helping to push DJ and electronic dance music culture into the limelight. Even to this day the SL-1210 series is still critically acclaimed by DJs worldwide.

The SL-1210 Mk7 features high-quality sound reproduction keeping true to the Technics philosophy and employs a wealth of brand new technologies to give you the reliability and durability that makes Technics a well-loved brand. A new coreless motor has been developed which completely removes the iron core from the motor and effectively eliminates the root cause of cogging, a problem that causes the platter to spin unevenly. For the best amount of torque possible the gap between the coreless stator and rotor magnets has been optimised, this results in a high torque that is equal to the SL-1210 Mk5 and makes the turntable perfect for DJs.

A highly sensitive statically balanced, universal S-shaped tonearm works to read the record’s groove accurately. The gimbal suspension construction tonearm features a machined housing as well as a high precision bearing that ensures an excellent tracking performance with minimal stylus jumping even when scratching.

The updated platter comes with a two-layer construction that features deadening rubber on the rear surface which eliminates unwanted resonances in the aluminium die-cast platter. The exceptional vibration-damping characteristics prevent harmful vibrations from being transmitted to your records giving you a clear sound at all times.

The aluminium die-cast chassis has been integrated with a special ABS glass fibre material giving you a two-layer structure that significantly reduces external vibrations while staying highly-durable and robust. A spring and rubber insulator helps provide you with optimal frequency characteristics and a high-quality sound while simultaneously eliminating external vibrations caused by high sound pressure levels.

Both the power and phono terminals let you detach the cables which prevent the cables from accidentally being disconnected while you perform. Thanks to the disconnecting cable terminals maintenance of the cables is easier and if you wish you can connect your preferred phono cable. The gold-plated phono terminals minimise degradation of sound quality.

The SL-1210 Mk7 is equipped with a range of enhanced features that ensures ease of use at all times. A microcomputer works alongside advanced motor control technology to offer an accurate response when utilising a variety of DJ styles such as scratching and beatmatching. Adjustable controls now allow you to adjust the starting torque and brake speed to suit your exact preferences.

Three rotation speeds let you set the platter speed at 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPM while the large pitch fader gives you the ability to finely adjust the rotation speed with settings of +/-8% or +/-16%. Thanks to the addition of a fully digital pitch control the SL-1210MK7 achieves a highly-accurate and stable rotation with the best tracking performance possible. When pressing both the start/stop button and speed selector simultaneously, you can reverse the direction of the platter.

A newly designed stylus illuminator comes with a push-type structure and is equipped with a super bright and long-life white LED. The intensity and illumination area have been redeveloped to give you improved visibility of the stylus tip; this allows you to place the needle exactly where you need it, even in dark environments.

The new SL-1210 Mk7 features a highly-sleek matte black body that looks professional and succinct giving you an attractive and refined appearance. This turntable keeps the original SL-1210 series button layout giving you an intuitive easy to use layout. The integrated LED lights can be set to illuminate in either red or blue which further enhances your image.


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


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


  • 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