2 years after the return of the legendary Technics SL-1210 to the DJ market, the silver version badged as the SL-1200Mk7 has been released.
The SL1200Mk7 silver has a high torque, coreless direct drive motor with more stable rotation which means the pitch will hold and less likely to drift. This coreless motor is more reliable and is likey to fail than the original Mk2 motor as well as offering more torque. This extra strength from the motor can be switched on or off for those that prefer the feel of the older generation decks.
Braking speed on the SL-1200Mk7 can also be adjusted to suite your performance style. Pitch control can be set to 8% or 16% at the press of a button locatad above the pitch fader.
There is even a reverse play function which is with a combination of presses so as not to trigger it accidentally.
The S shaped tonearm uses high precision bearins to help accurately track every groove in the record while maintaining stability even when scratching. As with previous versions, the SL1200Mk7 tonearm can be adjusted to suit almost any catridge.
Combined with the dual dampened platter, chassis and the improved isolator feet, the SL-1200Mk7 provides great isolation from rogue pickups, perfect for all environments..
The classic 'pop up' cue lamp is still very much in place, however the lamp is now powered by an LED offering my greater reliability and a cooler white light.
Power and audio cables are now detachable, making it easy to replace or upgrade them. The power socket is not a recessed IEC and the RCA sockets are also recessed along with a ground terminal. This really helps keep your setup nice and tidy.
The colour of the power / strobe light as well as the button lights can easily be switched between blue and red using a dip switch located under the platter.
The SL-1200Mk7 also includes a Technics slipmat and a dustcover.