The Official *Technics SL-1200* Owners Club

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by quietcity, May 6, 2009.

  1. quietcity

    quietcity Music Aficionado

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    After Recently picking up a used technics sl-1200m3d off the local craigslist for $50 and realizing I wont ever need another turntable in my entire life, I thought I would start up the Official Technics Sl-1200xxx Owners club.

    Even if you dont own a 1200 im hoping this can be a thread for everyone who needs any sort of info on these truly wonderful tables. So please feel free to contribute to this thread and keep it alive!


    I apologize but keeping up with adding everyone to this list has become too big of a task for me. I hope you can understand that I do appreciate everyone's contributions to this amazing thread we have all created. I hope everyone still continues to get great joy and valuable information from this awesome collection we all gathered and put forth. Thanks again and keep spinnin! - Brian



    Useful links
    Please feel free to PM me if you got a cool link (doesn't have to be this site)
    ...As an audiophile TThttp://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=178307&highlight=technics+sl-1200
    Kabusahttp://kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/m1200.htm
    AK's Technics SL-1200 Social Grouphttp://www.audiokarma.org/forums/group.php?groupid=55





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    *Official Owners*

    2DualsNotEnough
    AarheadC
    AdamAnt316
    Afury8
    agypsy
    alabamawoody
    americankiwi
    Andy H
    Argyle
    asmd
    Autobot
    bakes
    baldnolocks
    bassnutt
    beatcomber
    beej
    BenWaB3
    Beobloke
    bholz
    Big Mac
    BigManAndy
    Bikkerider
    BHamm
    BobbyCash
    boo07
    boonie
    BroonsBane
    brucered
    cactuscowboy
    cali9dub
    Cantabury Guy
    catrafter
    caravelle
    cason
    Casualkiller
    Charlie White
    Chip - HP
    Chuck M
    Classicrock
    costerdock
    cpmusic
    cragus
    Cyrix 2k
    DC
    DLariv308
    docpuro
    dogpile
    doom
    drfibes13
    drknife
    dshoaf
    efhjr
    ehegwer
    ericjustin
    Erik Tracy
    Fast Eddie
    frankmarsi
    Frank Sol
    gahpg
    GALLOFORM
    GasMan
    gelmhirst
    gmku
    Grog
    grundigger
    gumbercules
    gx502
    hags
    haloeighteen
    hellomika
    hendertuckie
    hookhead
    HypnoToad
    IB21
    iceman79
    iLUVanalog
    Jack Gilvey
    jclyle
    jdwk
    Jeff K
    jhinkel
    jhoak
    JHoman
    jlc76
    Joewp
    joeybuckets
    John in MA
    jopav
    Jorge Freire
    Jovinyl
    jrhymeammo
    Junknewbian
    Just Looking
    KentTeffeteller
    Kickingbird2
    KidColero
    Kierkegaard
    kitjunkie
    kowalski
    leepal
    legalalien
    leoshueh
    lizblue
    loopy
    m4rz
    macman007
    majick47
    mancubus
    manpikin
    Marantz 500
    marantzfan
    Mark0
    markfig
    markshan
    Mc Man
    MeTaL HeaD
    mgalvez
    Mike New
    Millstone
    MouseMaster
    mrharrison
    MWalt
    mwv121
    nthngfuture
    nucleus76
    Old Tech
    OneMixDJ
    panotaker
    parafyn
    pbinpb57
    peterFCassidy
    pilotprose
    pioneervato
    pipcell
    Punkrudeboy
    Qilin
    Qoognish
    quietcity
    rexrider
    RickeyM
    Riveiraranch
    rkcran
    rmsretire
    sailbum 2000
    SaSi
    ScottP
    Scout1
    Smokin Amps
    Socioloco
    soma89
    Sophia
    soundman2
    Sovereign
    Stark
    steely
    Steezo
    swissvalemac
    sxty8goats
    synclavier82
    Tapehead47
    tech10m5
    texasmcfan
    thedelihaus
    the nines
    Theron D
    Tiamat
    timofred
    tolstoi
    TomG
    tomrich22
    tooch
    treserious
    ukfan4sure!
    UnrealIce
    Urchinn
    vincei
    Vinyl Addict
    virak
    voltcontrol
    Waluch
    wdug
    whell
    Wolf Br
    xmas111
    xphada
    zeplin43



     
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  2. quietcity

    quietcity Music Aficionado

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    Not the best picture but here she is :banana:

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  3. thedelihaus

    thedelihaus Nocturnal transmissions

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    I'd like to join- with an original SL-120 (armless 1200), and two SL-1200 MK IIs "in limbo" on thier way.

    How loose or strict are the parameters going to be? Are owners of the SL-110 and 1100 allowed?

    How about the original 1300-1800s?

    Or the 1300-1800 MK IIs?

    Or is it strictly going to be the 1200?

    You can set up an "AK social group" to join- much like Sansui members have, or MC owners, or fans of punk rock...
     
  4. gumbercules

    gumbercules i love that guy!

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    i'm a proud owner of 1200mk2!
     
  5. jdwk

    jdwk AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have a KAB 1200 MK5... of course mine wasnt a $50 score (closer to $1600 lol.....) but I have one ID like to join as well. WE gotta get a Rega Guy to get one and try it in their system.......see if we can get some converts.
     
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  6. hakaplan

    hakaplan Needs professional help

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    Ha! That's a good one! You're infected now. You may not need another turntable, but you'll end up with more. :yes:
     
  7. rexrider

    rexrider Active Member

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    A SL-1200 Club?

    Well sure, count me in. Here is my SL-1210M5G sporting a Denon DL-160 (already posted in another thread but may as well put it here too).

    And I can't believe you picked up that MD3 for $50. For crying out loud, I never have that kind of luck.

    ETA: Don't we need some kind of official Technics logo? You know, to be all official and stuff. :D

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  8. quietcity

    quietcity Music Aficionado

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    Well I was thinking strictly the 1200 series. Im not discounting Technics other products of course.

    Also what kinda mats are you guys using? Currently i just have the felt mat on because thats all it came with. Should i look into going rubber? Or felt on top of rubber? Anyone have any experience/opinions?
     
  9. rexrider

    rexrider Active Member

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    What you have is a "slip mat" used for DJ'ing and scratching. I recommend getting a Technics replacement rubber mat. Mine came with both but I use the rubber one, which is for "audiophile" use.
     
  10. vincei

    vincei aka MasterControlMedia

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    I'm in. Purchased new by me in 1990, here is my SL-1200MK2 black version with upgraded RCA's.

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  11. thedelihaus

    thedelihaus Nocturnal transmissions

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    KAB sells the extra thick mat so I'd toss that slipmat and go over to KAB, and either grab the standard or extra thick rubber mat.

    There's over mats folk enjoy too,like the Herbies mat and others.


    Is it okay I'm a member with an original 1200 and not a 1200 MK II?
     
  12. beatcomber

    beatcomber AK Member

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    Count me in!

    I have an '08 SL-1200MK2 (with AT440MLa):

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    ...and a '79 SL-1200 (with AT110E):

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  13. m4rz

    m4rz Super Member

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    I'm in for sure. I love mine...but most of all, it lets me enjoy my vinyl!
    SL- 1200mkII
     
  14. quietcity

    quietcity Music Aficionado

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    Of course :thmbsp:
     
  15. MelodyMaster

    MelodyMaster 78s galore.

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    There aren't too many people who are using an 1100-series as their primary turntable, as I am, so a dedicated thread would be unlikely; but remember that the original 1200 was just a "specialized" version of the 1100.
     
  16. thedelihaus

    thedelihaus Nocturnal transmissions

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    I love the 1100 (and own the armless 110) but they are different enough to warrant a distinction.

    Perhaps a sister group?

    Tell me about your 1100- which arm is mounted? I have an SME 3009 and may modify a Sony PUA-07 to a second arm board...
     
  17. dshoaf

    dshoaf That high voltage buzz Subscriber

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    Well, I sold my VPI HW-19MkIII w/a Rega RB-900 arm and purchased my SL-1200 via Craigslist for about $250 or so - a non-DJ'd version, too. I used the extra $$ left over from the VPI sale for a Denon DL-103R and some KAB accessories such as the hinges.

    I'm quite glad I made the move as I don't miss all that constant upgrade-itis you get with the VPI stuff. I did get the mat from KAB but have yet to install the arm damper.

    The TT operates flawlessly and it has a dust cover. I love the looks of some of the fine tables from SME, etc, but they don't bother with a dust cover. Bad, bad.....

    Cheers,

    David
     
  18. Old_Tech

    Old_Tech Yer-isn't!

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    Backordered 1210M5G

    Mine is... :boring:
     
  19. Jovinyl

    Jovinyl Super Member

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    I've owned the original 1200, also had the 1300. I have two 1200 MKII tables. Yes I use them in a DJ setup. No I no longer DJ. The setup is my ultimite stereo that I wanted to build for my personel use. You don't really have to do anything to a 1200. If you feel you must, have at it. :D
     
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  20. BroonsBane

    BroonsBane raisn em up waxin em down

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    I'm In

    Here's my SL-1210M5G w/Denon DL-160:

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