Technics SP-10R and SL-1000R, the 2 New Additions to the Audio Reference Class Range

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Technics SP-10R and SL-1000R, the 2 New Additions to the Audio Reference Class Range

Technics SP-10R and SL-1000R, the 2 New Additions to the Audio Reference Class Range

The Reference Class direct drive turntable, Technics SP-10R and SL-1000R continue the legacy of exceptional vinyl performance stable: a heavy platter uses mass inertia to improve rotational stability

Retrofitted design: Turntable and control unit are completely interchangeable with previous SP-10MK2 and SP-10MK3 (for SP-10R)

Recognized for its technology direct drive and its superior performance, Technics has expanded its range of Reference Class audio components with its new direct drive turntables, the SP10-R and SL-1000R.

Designed to deliver the best analog performance in vinyl, the legendary SP-10 Series and its direct drive turntables have become synonymous with direct drive technology and are symbols of the Technics brand that continues to inspire admiration and loyalty from audiophiles. Worldwide.

Building on their impressive heritage, the SP10-R and SL-1000R continue to provide a new benchmark in today’s hi-fi turntable technology, leading the market for a new era.

Technics SP-10R

Reaching new levels with near-perfect sound

The SP10-R includes a direct drive motor with double coil and double rotor coreless with coils on both sides for 12 poles, 18 driving coils, and a torque high enough to drive a heavy plate with maximum autonomy. The result is a stable rotation with a wow and flutter of 0.015% or lesswhich is considered the measurement limit.

The turntable also features an impressive 10mm plate, enhanced with tungsten weights on the outer perimeter. The bronze weight is laminated onto the die-cast aluminum, giving the plate a total weight of approximately 7.9 kg and an inertial mass of approximately 1 ton/cm. A damping rubber to eliminate unwanted vibrations is bonded to the rear surface to form a three-ply construction for even greater rigidity and providing excellent vibration damping characteristics.

To achieve further noise reduction, the control unit is separated from the main unit and its switching power supply is equipped with unique technology that provides voltage supply with minimal noise through a “non-noise reduction circuit”. “desired” recently developed. Additionally, communication between the main unit and the control unit is designed to resist the effects of external noise while increasing reliability. These noise reduction measures allow the SP-10R to achieve the world’s highest level S/N.

Achieving optimal performance with an exceptional arm and base

The Technics SL-1000R system features a lightweight, highly cushioned magnesium S-type universal arm. The gimbal-suspension construction arm uses high-precision bearings, and highly trained Japanese craftsmen handle all assembly and adjustments to achieve high initial motion sensitivity to accurately trace the grooves cut into the records. To further ensure the production of highly vivid sounds, OFC is used for internal wiring, so that the music signal transmitted from the cartridge is not attenuated and the musical energy cut off in the record is not lost.

The base on which the arm is mounted is tightly integrated with the turntable. To ensure exceptional performance, the arm bearings, turntable bearings and needle position remain constant, providing a structure in which vibration caused by the rigidity of the turntable materials has a minimal effect.

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A rich heritage of excellent turntables and direct drive systems

The SP-10R has been developed to be completely interchangeable with previous models in the SP-10 series, such as the SP-10MK2 and SP-10MK3. In order for users to continue using the turntable base and turntable of these older systems, the shape and position of the screws have been designed to allow full compatibility. The control unit also has the same shape and size as the power unit of the SP-10MK2, for easy replacement.

Technics: The legacy continues

The great appeal of direct drive technology is its ability to eliminate sound quality degradation caused by rotation fluctuation and minimal vibrations between the motor and drive mechanism. The SP-10R and SL-1000R are part of a long and successful line of reference turntable technologies. Technics launched the SP-10 as the world’s first direct drive turntable in 1970 and its excellent performance and reliability made the SP series the turntable for radio stations and the holy grail of audiophiles around the world.

Committed to creating an emotionally engaging experience and delivering the power of music to everyone, Technics has been at the heart of music performance for decades. Since its emergence with the success of hip hop, the rapid rise of famous DJs, and allowing audiophiles to hear music exactly as its creators originally intended, it has been and will continue to be the go-to brand for leaders in its field. for exceptional performance and reliability.

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