Technics Premium Class Direct Drive Turntable System - SL-100C

SKU : SL-100C

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The technologies acquired through the development of the SL-1200 Series and the high-end SL-1000R model were lavishly inserted into the motor drive unit, a key part of the turntable. The motor exclusively tunes the single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR in order to read the high rotation accuracy and high-precision signals of the record. Optimal motor control is conducted for the inertial mass of the two-layer structure platter on which the vinyl record is placed with deadening rubber on the entire back surface to eliminate unwanted resonance in the aluminium die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging.


The tonearm is a static-balance universal S-shape tonearm, another Technics tradition. By adopting a high-precision bearing using the same gimbal suspension construction and machined housing as the SL-1200 Series, high initial sensitivity is achieved. The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with a special material consisting of ABS-mixed with glass fiber to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics.


The SL-100C comes preinstalled with an Audio-Technica AT-VM95C cartridge, so you can listen to your favourite tunes in high fidelity with minimal set up. The tone arm height can be easily adjusted within a range of 6 mm, enabling the use of various other phono cartridges.


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.


The SL-100C sports a simplistic visual design without unnecessary frills, while retaining the high quality operational feel that is a Technics tradition. Its elegant minimalist appearance will enhance your listening experience.

Turntable section
TypeDirect Drive Manual Turntable
MotorBrushless DC motor
Turntable Speeds33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
Starting Torque0.18 N・m / 1.8 kg・cm
Build-up Characteristics0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm
Braking SystemElectronic brake
Wow and Flutter0.025% W.R.M.S.
Turntable PlatterAluminum diecastDiameter:332mmWeight:Approx. 2.0kg (Including Turntable Sheet)
Tonearm section
TypeUniversal Static Balance
Effective Length (from the tonearm pivot to the stylus)230mm
Tracking Error AngleWithin 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30cm(12") record)Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30cm(12") record)
Offset Angle22°
Arm Height Adjustment Range0 - 6mm
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range0 - 4g (Direct Reading)
Headshell weightApprox. 7.6g
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range(including Headshell)(without auxiliary weight)5.6 - 12.0g 14.3 - 20.7g (including headshell)(with auxiliary weight)10.0 - 16.4g18.7 - 25.1g (including headshell)
Head Shell Terminal Lug1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug
Bundled Cartridge
Model Nameaudio-technica AT-VM95C
Audio OutputPHONO (Pin Jack) x 1EARTH TERMINAL x 1
Power SupplyAC110-240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption8 WApprox. 0.2W (Standby)
Dimensions (W x H x D)453 x 169 x 372 mm
WeightApprox. 9.9 kg
AccessoriesTurntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Head shell, Cartridge(audio-technica AT-VM95C), PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner's Manual

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