MCRU have used the Technics SL1210 turntable for over 20 years. We believe it offers outstanding performance and is the only turntable we know of that can be up-graded using so many different items. We have assembled 4 packs of up-grades dependant on budget, all offer proven sonic improvements proven by our own listening tests and customer feedbacks.
Some of the up-grades require DIY skills such as soldering. If you do not wnat to carry out the work yourself we can arrange to collect your Techy by UPS couriers and perform the work for you and return your deck fully functioning and tested.
Pack 1 consists of an entry level up-grade pack to get your started on the Techy Tweaking Route.
1 set of 4 Techniboots (elastomeric soft shoes to fit under the stock technics feet for improved isolation).
1 cork turntable mat to replace the stock rubber mat.
1 record brush to keep your vinyl clean and free from dust
1 stylus cleaning brush to make sure there are no specs of dust on the stylus
Other packs are available for further sonic improvements.
Technics SL1200 Up-Grades
- The mat by which all others are judged
- 10 years old and still No.1
- 3mm, 5mm + technics version
- Also fits Garrard 401/301
Here’s the problem:To create a stable, wide diameter support for the record, that doesn’t move. Conventionally platters have either thickness or a sizeable edge. The trouble is the standard 1200 / 1210 series platters lack both! We are effectively left with a disc, severe ringing is the natural consequence. (For proof we need only examine the original metal offering: Place a finger through a hole, tap it gently and “feel” the edge. The all too familiar uncontrolled, vibrating “Klong” confirms the problem: The edge is moving.) One can try changing material: Glass…ceramics…plastics. In all cases, tap the edge and you can still actually feel movement. …And if you can feel it, the stylus can read it. It turns out that this is in fact a difficult problem to solve.
A creative solution was needed:
- SPECIAL OFFER: 50 ANTI-STATIC RECORD SLEEVES WITH ALL CABLES SOLD
- Furutech's Legendary Cable Quality
- Turntable interconnect available as mini-DIN to RCA straight, mini-DIN to RCA angled, and RCA to RCA