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Technics SL-7 Turntable Reviews

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Great turntable, nice price.

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Pros: Compact, no noise, good sound reproduction, stable, clever design

Cons: hard to fix when broken

The SL-7 is a great turntable for a small(er) price.   BUILD QUALITY The body is cast aluminium so it's quite a heavy turntable at 7.8 KG, but this also makes it very stable, durable and silent. The direct drive motor also helps in making this one of the quietest turntables I've heard so far.   the tonearm moves straight over the record which is better for the sound reproduction.   FUNCTIONALITY the turntable can automatically select 30CM(12"), 25CM(10") or 17,5CM(7") records, and you can let it automatically select the speeds 33³RPM and 45RPM. this works relatively well, however clear vinyl shows problematic(it reads this as an empty platter), as do...
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tomb

Technics SL-7 Turntable

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Pros: Compact, sealed, completely linear tracking - compact disc player type operation buttons

Cons: Internal connections for the RCA and ground leads, "P" mount cartridge is still not as readily available

The finest turntable I've ever owned - it's still my #1 turntable source.  I had a Benjamin-Miracord 50H Mk II with an Empire cartridge before this, but the sound quality from the Technics with the Shure V15 LT is better, hands down.  Detail is superb and as noted in the description, is better than every DAC I own (except the pupDAC).   The lid snaps shut with a clamp on the record - sort of a giant compact disc player, if you can imagine.  My only complaint - at least back in 1981 - was that the ground and RCA leads are soldered directly inside the turntable.  Now that I'm a somewhat experienced DIY-er, that's no longer an issue.  Regardless, I've...
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