Technics SL-1200G-S Turntable
Coreless Direct Drive Motor
Conventional analogue turntables have problems with degradation in sound quality caused by factors such as minute speed vibration during rotation and rotation irregularity called “cogging.” In the SL-1200G, the use of a newly developed coreless direct-drive motor with no iron core eliminates cogging. Also, the twin-rotor construction reduces the bearing load while maintaining high torque and also reduces minute vibration during rotation. These factors enable reproduction of the warm, exquisitely detailed sound etched on analogue records.
High-precision Motor Control Technology
The application of motor control technology developed for Blu-ray devices and switching the drive mode depending on the operational status of the motor achieve a high-starting torque and high-speed stability.
Three-layered Turntable Platter
The turntable has a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass and aluminium die-cast platter. With a deadening rubber covering its entire rear surface to eliminate unnecessary resonance, thereby achieving high rigidity and vibration damping. This delivers smooth rotational stability and inertial mass surpassing the SP-10MK2, the direct-drive turntable standard used by broadcast stations worldwide, as well as having more than twice the inertial mass of the SL-1200MK5.
High-level Balance Adjustment
When the weight distribution of the turntable is uneven, excess vibration or noise occurs during rotation, which causes degradation in sound quality. Therefore, the balance of the turntable is adjusted at the factory by using specialized high-precision balance adjustment equipment for each and every item after the turntable is assembled. Turntables that have undergone adjustment are labelled with a sticker reading “BALANCED” to indicate that adjustment has been done.
The tonearm employs lightweight magnesium which has a high damping effect, with cold drawing improving the characteristics of the material and achieving the high-precision required. In addition, high initial-motion sensitivity is attained by employing the traditional Technics gimbal suspension construction with horizontal rotation axis and the vertical rotation axis intersecting at a single central point, as well as high-precision bearings using a cut-processed housing.
Four-layered Cabinet Construction
A hairline-processed, 10-mm-thick top panel of immaculate aluminium has been added to the previous three-layered construction of aluminium die-cast, BMC, and heavyweight-class rubber on the SL-1200MK5. This four-layered construction combines high rigidity with a high-quality finish and feel.
The use of brass-milled, gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals prevent degradation in sound quality while enabling the easy attaching and detaching of cables. Also, the use of metal shielding construction inside the case reduces the effects of external noise.
Paulmoney HiFi was established in 1982 with an aim of supplying high quality HiFi products for a reasonable price. We pride ourselves on knowing the industry and products intimately which means our staff know what products work well with each other and are able to recommend audio solutions for varying budgets. Design and installation for all products is available.
The average experience of Paulmoney HiFi staff is over 25 years with some employees having been with the business for 15 years plus. We are very selective in the brands we have on offer and we review products regularly to make sure that we are still offering the best products available in its class. Brands include Marantz, VPI Turntables, Samsung, Devialet, Geneva, Speakercraft and more. Talk to us about the best sound system for your needs.
The business owner John Tom first started with the company in 1987 while completing a Bachelor of Property degree at Auckland University. Although John worked in the Property field for a short time, his love and passion for music and HiFi brought him back to Paulmoney HiFi where he eventually bought out the company in 2005.
The focus for John is on high-end quality products that we usually see from countries such as Canada, Germany, Denmark and the US.