Technics wows with limited edition SL-1210GAE turntable

posted on Thursday, 28th May 2020 by Steve May

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Technics has unveiled the limited edition SL-1210GAE to celebrate its 55th anniversary, and teased an new addition to its Reference amplifier line-up, the SU-R1000 integrated stereo amplifier.

Only 1000 SL-1210GAE will be produced, with some 700 available across the UK and Europe. The turntable will be bundled by an equally exclusive Nagaoka JT-1210 pick-up cartridge (more details here).

The design follows classic SL-1200 lines, with some added detailing. This new model is based on its Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable, and features a full black stealth colour scheme. The 10-mm-thick aluminium top pane has an anodized black brushed hairline finish, while buttons and tonearm have a matching finish.

It also comes with a special badge inscribed with a unique serial number to signify its authenticity.

Less obvious innovations include anti-resonance feet with a specially developed zinc insulator that uses αGEL, a soft gel-like material with superior shock absorbing properties.

There’s also an on-off switch for Technic’s characteristic strobe light, to avoid distractions when listening in low light environments.

The Technics SL-1210GAE, with cartridge, is expected to sell for £4,000.

Technics Nagaoka Anniversary Turntable System

As for the incoming SU-R1000, only the briefest of specifications have been released, and there’s no sightings of the in-development product, but what we do know is that the high-end component will feature the latest iteration of the brand’s JENO amplifier module, and have LAPC speaker matching technology.

Also onboard will be all-new ADCT (Active Distortion Cancelling Technology), and something called Advanced Speed Silent Power Supply. More details will be released toward the end of the year.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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