Acoustic Sounds
Technics SL-1200GR2
By: Michael Fremer

September 20th, 2023


Industry News

Technics Debuts New SL-1200GR2 Turntable

sound in an untreated hotel room was smooth and pleasing

At a hotel adjacent to company headquarters, Bill Voss, Technics' American Business Development Manager, introduced the new $2199 "next gen" SL1200GR turntable featuring a revolutionary new Delta Sigma drive control technique said to produce smooth, accurate rotational stability and a new power supply similar to the one used in the top of the line SL-1000R, said to produce an exceptionally low noise floor.

Based on the informal listening session featuring a complete Technics system it was clear that the new 'table is noticeably quiet and fitted with an Ortofon 2M Black, produced a smooth, pleasing, "musical" sound. The system consisted of the SU-G700M2-S Digital Integrated Amplifier+ buiilt-in MM/MC phono preamp, SBG90M2 Floorstanding Loudspeakers. Despite no room treatment in the hotel room the sound was rich, warm, and pleasingly detailed reproducing a 1980 Technics-produced record featuring the LA4



  • 2023-09-21 05:16:36 AM

    Matt wrote:

    I guess the same revision to the SL-1200G won't be far behind? SL-1200G2???

  • 2023-09-21 10:43:07 AM

    WJ Wicks wrote:

    Mikey, what was the record playing at the start of your video interview with Mr. Voss?