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Vintage 1977-1978 Technics sl-1600 Record Player Turntable Direct Drive Working!
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27 Aug, 2014 03:13:23 BST
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US $227.50
Approximately £149.96(including postage)
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Burgaw, North Carolina, United States


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Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Technics
Speed Settings: 33.3 RPM, 45 RPM Model: Sl-1600
Audio Outputs: Stereo L/R RCA Drive Type: Direct Drive
 This is for a fine high end, high quality turntable/record player. It is a great solid vintage 1977-1978 model. Manufactured by the Technics company. It is a a model SL-1600. Which back in the late 70's sold for a whopping $290 which in todays money is around $1000. So it wasn't a cheap unit back then. It is a solid metal case upper and lower body. Smoke colored acrylic cover. Which is removable. It comes with an aftermarket cartridge by Audio Technica. The turntables specifications are

The SL-1600 features fully automatic play while incorporating the famous technics direct drive motor  and B.FG Servo One Chip IC control System.  The auto-mechanism permits auto start, auto retur, and auto stop, and will automatically repeat a record up to six times or indefinitely when the Memo-Repeat dial is set. A simple flick of the auto start lever automatically lifts the arm from the rest, places it on the record, returns it to the arm rest at the end of play, and shuts off the turntable.  Should you wish to stop play in the middle of a record, simply slide the lever to the stop position and the arm will automatically lift and return to the arm rest and the power will ashut off. With this handy automatic feature, The SL-1600 brings you the maximum in operating convenience with no compromise in turntable performance. 

 The motor of the SL-1600 is the incomparable Technics direct drive brushless DC motor which contains only one moving part, the rotor, which is also the platter. For motor drive and control this turntable employs our famous One Chip IC which is equivalent to 321 separate electronic components.  A B.FG (back-Electromotive-Force Frequency Generator) servo control reglates the speed and issues instant correction commands whenever necessary. The result; a spectacular wow & flutter of0,025% (WRMS), an inaudibly low rumble of -73 dB (DIN B).

 Rapid atarting time,full speed within 1/3 rotation of a turn and 0% speed variation up to 30 g tracking force. A number of measures are taken in the SL-1600 to isolate the motor, platter and tonearm from outside vibrations. The Floating Double Isolator insulates these important parts from most vibrations transmitted through the floor or the air.

 A heavy, aluminum diecast base, a heavy zinc tonearm base, a newly designed turntable mat, and precision made diecast aluminum cabinet also act to absorb vibrations and keep them away from the record platter and the tonearm. And speaking of the tonearm, it is gimbal suspended to ensure 7 mg friction. Effective arm mass has been kept very low (22 g) to accomodate premium high compliance cartridges. Other features include illuminated stroboscope, fine-scaled anti-skating device, independent pitch controls variable by up to 10%, viscous-damped cueing device and detachable dust cover.

Specifications SL-1600
Turntable Section
Type:  Direct drive fully-automatic turntable
Motor:  Electronically controlled brushless DC motor
Turntable Platter:  Aluminum diecast , 330 mm (13") diameter
Turntable Speeds:  33-1/3 and 45 rpm
Speed Change Method: Electronic change
Variable Pitch Controls:  Individual adjustment controls,  10% adjustment range
Wow and Flutter : 0,025% WRMS (JIS C5521) ±0,035% weighted, zero to peak (DIN 45507)
Rumble:  -50 dB (DIN 45539 A);  -73 dB (DIN 45539B)
Tonearm Section
Type:  Universal S-shaped tubular arm, static-balanced type, direct-reading tracking force adjustment, with anti-skating force control device, oil-damped cueing device
Effective Arm lenght:  230 mm (9-1/16")
Overhang:  15 mm (19/32")
Friction:  7 mg (horizontally and vertically)
Effective Mass:  22 g (6,0 g cartridge weight, 1,75 g stylus pressure)
Tracking Error Angle:  Within +3° (at the point of 14,5 cm or 5-45/64" record);  +1° (at the point of 5,5 cm or 3-2/16" from the centre)
Offset Angle:  21,5°
Adjustable Tracking Force:  0 - 3 g (direct-reading)
Cartridge Range:  5 - 11 g
Headshell Weight:  9,5 g
Power Supply:  AC 120 V - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption:  5 W
Dimensions (H x W x D):  125 x 453 x 369 mm ( 4-15/16" x 17-12/16" x 14-9/16")
Weight:  9 kg  (19,8 lb)

 See condition below. Being sold without reserve & a $9.99 start. Have fun bidding.

Condition:It is in very good working condition. Minor wear to the lid. minimal wear to turntable.

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