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We have all heard or heard of the mighty SL1200/1210mk2 (etc) and it's various giant killing abilities;-), so use this thread to boast share your experiences, whether it be standard, modified or abused, your joy, misery and pictures please:^.

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I've heard this twice & you can't fail but to be impressed.

Works best with 12" singles pressed in a lurid colour of vinyl.

IMO pink vinyl sounded best ;-)

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Well I have to say I'm very happy with mine. I got it after getting fed up with fretting about my old LP12 - you know, was it set right, did it bounce well enough etc. etc. Flogged it and got the Techie. Cost all of £140 and was a bit tatty, but a good clean sorted that. A few mods - bought a secondhand arm that had been rewired by Audio Origami, had a KAB damper and a home made counterweight. And changed the mat and feet. Other than that (so spending around £400 in total including deck) it's standard.

As to how it performs - it sounds great with a rock-solid sense of timing and pace. Not the most expansive soundstage (something the LP12 did well) but good enough. I certainly don't want for better at the moment, and I think I could improve it quite a bit by simply moving the PSU off board. They're bombproof too. I might think about making a plinth style case (a la Rock) for mine as it's cosmetically not the best, but other than that I think it's a cracker - as some who heard it at Scalford a couple of years ago agreed.

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With some gaudy vinyl :cool:

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I love this deck. Sprayed mine white, to make it a bit different. Added a Sonik Sircle upgraded 3009, and some sorbothane feet.

No faffing around it just plays music, and oh that pitch stability, heaven :love:

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go on then, i'll join in........

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1210 mk5, vantage bearing, 3mm achromat, jelco 750d, adc magnesium headshell, at art1, offboard psu, with some cap and regulator upgrades, inspire plinth, with sorbothane feet.

fantastic turntable, so easy to use and sounds great (to me at least)

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Excuse the crap photo, but 35 years of solid and reliable service!!

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I do believe that's SL1500 , not in the same league as the1200s :P

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Fear not, I shall start a thread for us Technics owners who don't have SL-1200s.

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Fear not, I shall start a thread for us Technics owners who don't have SL-1200s.

No need for that Adam, all Techies are welcome:hug:

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Too late!

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Over 26 yrs I had an LP12 - had to sell it and the Naim 4 yrs ago.

After using a couple of D/Ds, and pissing about with a Rega 3, I decided to buy the SL1210. (because I preferred my slightly fettled SL-Q2 to the Rega).

It arrived in a er... state. It looks well used (traces of blue WKD. lol)

It sounds fantastic. Great with the Techy arm and, IME, better with the RB300.

It also reminds me of my LP12/Ittok because when I slap on an album I know I'm in for a musical treat.

Top, top deck. I couldn't be happier with it.

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Except it's an SL150... :P

Touché ;-)

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I've got 1.

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