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Technics Sl-1210GAE 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Turntable

£3,999.00 £3,599.00

Brand Technics

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The new Technics SL-1210GAE is an all black Limited Edition version of their SL-1200G, the Technics SL1210GAE has been commissioned to celebrate Technics 55th Anniversary, the Limited Edition Turntable has an anodised black aluminium top panel and comes with a exclusive Nagaoka JT-1210 cartridge. It is now available to order, be quick though it is only limited to 1000 units worldwide.

The SL-1210GAE is handmade in Japan and each limited edition turntable has a top panel inscription plate with each deck marked with a unique serial number to signify it's a limited 55th anniversary edition.

Special and exclusive specifications of the SL-1210GAE 55th anniversary model

1. All-black colour scheme
The SL-1210GAE’s 10-mm-thick aluminium top panel sports a meticulously anodised black brushed hairline finish. In addition, the operation buttons and tonearm also employ a high quality black finish that results in a uniform, premium appearance.

2. Special badge inscribed with a serial number
The SL-1210GAE is wholly made in Japan by skilled artisans’ hands, with a significant level of hand-made processes to ensure the highest quality possible. The top panel features a special badge, inscribed with the unique serial number to signify that it is a 55th anniversary model.

3. Insulator
The specially developed zinc insulator features αGEL™, a soft gel-like material with excellent shock absorbing properties which is also used on the highly acclaimed, ‘flagship’ SL-1000R reference turntable. The high-density zinc die-cast housing offers superb vibration damping characteristics and excellent long-term reliability. The new insulator effectively isolates the turntable from external vibrations, ensuring completely undisturbed music reproduction whilst preserving every fine nuance and detail within the musical signal. 

αGEL™ is a trademark of Taica Corporation registered in Japan and/or other countries.

4. Specially tuned, unique Nagaoka pickup cartridge provided
In developing the SL-1210GAE, Technics collaborated with Nagaoka, a highly-respected manufacturer with a global reputation for record styluses and pickup systems. Nagaoka boasts world-leading microfabrication technologies for difficult-to-cut materials and celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. The SL-1210GAE is supplied with the Moving Magnet(MM) type JT-1210 cartridge that was specifically tuned by a joint team of engineers from Technics and Nagaoka. The JT-1210 employs a Boron cantilever and is specifically tuned and designed to offer superior performance in focus and detail in comparison to other Moving Magnet cartridges. It will only be available together with the SL-1210GAE turntable. The superlative sonic capabilities of the JT-1210 cartridge and SL-1210GAE Direct Drive Turntable ensure that this limited edition full package will be even more valuable and desirable.

5. Strobe light ON-OFF switch

Turning off the strobe light allows the listener to concentrate more effectively on the music, especially in dimmed environment.


  • Specifically Tuned Nagaoka JT-1210
  • All New Design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable
    Twin-Rotor Surface-Facing Direct Drive Motor
    Direct Drive Motor Controller
    High Sensitive Tonearm
    Brass-Top Turntable Platter
  • Technics Definitive Design
    Inherited SL-1200 Series
    Heavy Aluminium Black Top Plate
  • Turntable Speeds 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
    Variable Range Pitch ±8%, ±16%
  • Dimensions & Weight
    W: 453 mm (17-27/32 inch) H: 170 mm (6-1/16 inch) D: 372 mm (14-21/32 inch)
    Approx. 18 kg (39.7 lbs )
    *Tentative *Height including dust cover
  • Terminal
    Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1