Technics Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1500C

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge

Complete Turntable with a Built-in Phono Equalizer and Cartridge In order to enjoy playing analogue records more comfortably, the SL-1500C features a built-in phono equalizer and bundled cartridge. There is no need to separately prepare either one, making it easy to link with a wide range of audio equipment. The shield structure of the built-in phono equalizer suppresses the effects of external noise and noise from the power supply. It is also equipped with a switch to turn the LINE output off when it is not being used. The turntable has been designed to thoroughly shut-out adverse effects to the PHONO output. The dedicated power supply for the PHONO output terminal is isolated from the power supply for the LINE output terminal, and has been designed to prioritize sound quality by minimising the wiring of the PHONO signal. The isolated terminals also prevent wiring mistakes. An Ortofon 2M RED cartridge, which is highly acclaimed as an MM cartridge, has been selected for the bundled cartridge. Combining this high-quality cartridge with the performance of the SL-1500C will maximise the sound quality of vinyl records.


Equipped with an Auto Lifter Function That Allows You to Enjoy Playing Records More Comfortably

When the tonearm reaches the end of the record, the Auto Lifter function automatically raises the cartridge. This prevents unnecessary wear on your valuable vinyl records and stylus. By embedding the Auto Lifter function in the base portion of the tonearm, it eliminates impacts to the tonearm. Due to a simple design that doesn’t use motor power, there is no electrical or vibrational impact and it will not prevent the movement of the tonearm. In response to requests from many users regarding the Auto Lifter function, a design that prioritises sound quality was adopted. The functions required to playback records were kept to a bare minimum, achieving simple and easy-to-use operability.


Simple Design with Functional Beauty

The SL-1500C sports a simple design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the superb operating feel that is a Technics tradition. The attractive appearance lets you enjoy playing records to your heart’s content. 

  • Features

    • Direct Drive turntable with high-precision stable rotation

    • Built-in phono stage

    • Pre-installed Ortofon 2M Red cartridge

    • Equipped with Auto Lift function

    • Traditional Technics design 

  • Turntable


    Direct Drive Manual Turntable


    Turntable Speeds

    33-1/3, 45 and 78 r/min


    Starting Torque

    0.18 N・m / 1.8 kg・cm


    Build-up Characteristics

    0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm


    Wow And Flutter

    0.025 % W.R.M.S.


    Turntable Platter

    Aluminium diecast
    Diameter : 332 mm
    Weight : Approx. 2.0 kg (Including rubber sheet)

  • Tonearm


    Universal Static Balance


    Effective Length

    230 mm



    15 mm


    Tracking Error Angle

    Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12") record) 
    Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12") record)


    Offset Angle



    Arm-height Adjustment Range

    0 - 6 mm


    Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

    0 - 4 g (Direct Reading)


    Head Shell Weight

    Approx. 7.6 g


    Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

    (without auxiliary weight) 
    5.6 - 12.0 g 
    14.3 - 20.7 g (including head shell) 
    (with auxiliary weight) 
    10.0 - 16.4 g 
    18.7 - 25.1 g (including head shell)


    Head Shell Terminal Lug

    1.2 mmφ 4-pin terminal lug

  • Connections

    Audio Output

    PHONO  (Pin Jack) x 1 
    LINE (Pin Jack) x 1

  • General

    Power Supply

    AC 110 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz


    Power Consumption

    8 W 
    Approx. 0.2W (Standby)


    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    453 x 169 x 372 mm



    Approx. 9.9 kg



    Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight, Head shell, Cartridge(ortofon 2M Red), PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner's Manual

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