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SOLD: Vintage Technics SL-1300 Turntable

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For sale is a vintage mid-70’s Technics direct drive automatic single-play turntable. This model was made in Japan and was a popular consumer companion to the manual DJ-style Technics table (SL-1200).


(Click on the pics to see a larger image)




The turntable will gently lower the arm to the start of a 12” record, or can be started manually by moving the arm to the platter and using the cue lever to lower the cartridge in place. It will lift the arm, return it to the base, and shut off the motor either with the stop lever or automatically at the end of a record. There is no risk of leaving the turntable unattended and wearing out a stylus on the play-out groove as with a manual turntable.

This turntable features a DC servo motor with no belts to wear out. It has a strobe and speed adjustment next to the platter. The S-shaped tonearm will accommodate any standard-mount cartridge with tracking forces from 1-3 grams. There is also an anti-skating adjustment on the base near the tonearm.

This turntable is a one-owner and all parts are original. The owner’s manual is included, along with a spare cartridge mounting headshell (handy if you have an "everyday" cartridge and a "special record" cartridge). The turntable is packed in the original shipping carton and has been prepared for shipment by removing the platter and securing the motor.







The turntable is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. It has a plastic “smoke-glass” dust cover that is scratch-free. There is a dark spot on the base near the “memo repeat” switch where I have laid my hand many times to cue a record. (You can see this in the first picture.) I put some brown rubber feet at the two front corners of the base to cushion the dust cover and keep it from making an audible noise when lowered onto the base. They are functional for me, but you might want to have some nicer looking felt there instead.These are the only noticeable defects.

The motor, tonearm, and all automation features work perfectly. The platter spins at the proper speed per the strobe. I do not have a functional phono cartridge so I cannot check the electrical performance. However, I did hook up a dead cartridge to test the mechanical functions, and I was able to induce hum from both channels with the headshell (which would appear to verify that the wiring is functional). The sound quality was excellent when I last had a cartridge to test it.






I am asking $125 shipped CONUS (paypal only).


My Head-fi feedback is here and my eBay feedback is here.
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 
- modified the description somewhat
- removed the accessory items (no longer available)
- reduced the price!
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I am back from an extended trip, so this item is back up for sale.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Price reduced again.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Bump... still available. Make me an offer, but please consider it will cost $35 to ship this. I also would be willing to trade for a 8GB black Nano in mint condition.
post #6 of 8
Orcin,

Is the table still available?
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Originally Posted by Orcin View Post
For sale is a vintage mid-70’s Technics direct drive automatic single-play turntable. This model was made in Japan and was a popular consumer companion to the manual DJ-style Technics table (SL-1200).


(Click on the pics to see a larger image)




The turntable will gently lower the arm to the start of a 12” record, or can be started manually by moving the arm to the platter and using the cue lever to lower the cartridge in place. It will lift the arm, return it to the base, and shut off the motor either with the stop lever or automatically at the end of a record. There is no risk of leaving the turntable unattended and wearing out a stylus on the play-out groove as with a manual turntable.

This turntable features a DC servo motor with no belts to wear out. It has a strobe and speed adjustment next to the platter. The S-shaped tonearm will accommodate any standard-mount cartridge with tracking forces from 1-3 grams. There is also an anti-skating adjustment on the base near the tonearm.

This turntable is a one-owner and all parts are original. The owner’s manual is included, along with a spare cartridge mounting headshell (handy if you have an "everyday" cartridge and a "special record" cartridge). The turntable is packed in the original shipping carton and has been prepared for shipment by removing the platter and securing the motor.







The turntable is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. It has a plastic “smoke-glass” dust cover that is scratch-free. There is a dark spot on the base near the “memo repeat” switch where I have laid my hand many times to cue a record. (You can see this in the first picture.) I put some brown rubber feet at the two front corners of the base to cushion the dust cover and keep it from making an audible noise when lowered onto the base. They are functional for me, but you might want to have some nicer looking felt there instead.These are the only noticeable defects.

The motor, tonearm, and all automation features work perfectly. The platter spins at the proper speed per the strobe. I do not have a functional phono cartridge so I cannot check the electrical performance. However, I did hook up a dead cartridge to test the mechanical functions, and I was able to induce hum from both channels with the headshell (which would appear to verify that the wiring is functional). The sound quality was excellent when I last had a cartridge to test it.






I am asking $125 shipped CONUS (paypal only).


My Head-fi feedback is here and my eBay feedback is here.
I'd also be interested if this is still available.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
The turntable is now sold. Thanks for your interest.
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