Technics is including an reasonably priced turntable to its legendary SL vary of decks, and it is known as the SL-100C.
The brand new mannequin inherits many options of the favored (to not point out five-star) Technics SL-1500C. It has the identical iron-coreless direct-drive motor designed to keep away from points equivalent to clogging and velocity management, plus a model of the corporate’s long-running S-shaped aluminium tonearm. And the most effective information? The SL-100C is cheaper than its What Hello-Fi? award-winning sibling by £100.
To hit Technics’ entry-level value level of £799 (€899), the SL-100C loses the phono stage of the SL-1500C. It is also fitted with a distinct cartridge, on this case, Audio-Technica’s VM95C, full with a conical stylus plus aluminium cantilever and coil.
The SL-100C options each a high-rigidity cupboard and a high-damping insulator to assist minimise vibrations. Technic’s in-house developments in platter design are carried over with a two-layer construction combining deadened rubber and aluminium.
Talking concerning the launch, Technics product supervisor Frank Balzuweit mentioned: “The massive success of the SL-1500C, providing a fully-featured bundle for the devoted hi-fi fanatic, with all of the core Technics turntable applied sciences, has proven we’ve got hit the mark inside a well-liked and aggressive turntable class.
The demand for this high-quality ‘Plug’n’Play turntable – having exceeded our personal expectations – continues to be undiminished even to this present day. Nonetheless, there may be nonetheless a robust urge for food from the market to ship a equally engaging bundle at an much more reasonably priced value.”
The SL-100C shall be obtainable in Europe from June 2021, priced at £799 (€899) from Amazon.
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