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Technics to show Grand Class SL-1210GR & SL1200GR at Bristol's Sound & Vision show? - The Audiophile Man
Technics recently unveiled the new Grand Class SL-1210GR (black) Direct-Drive Turntable System, joining the SL1200GR (silver) edition that was announced earlier this year. It is hoped that both will be on show at Bristol’s Sound & Vision hi-fi show Parts from the SL-1200G were newly developed to create the SL-1200GR and the SL-1210GR, such as the coreless direct-drive motor and motor control technology, platter and tonearm. The SL-1200GR/SL-1210GR’s rotation control, which verifies and corrects the precision of the motor, is the same as the SL-1200G. The aluminium platter sits on a BMC base and uses a two-layer construction with deadening rubber applied to the entire rear surface of the aluminium die-cast. The SL-1200GR/SL-1210GR platter is 0.8kg heavier than that of the previous SL-1200MK5. Also, the back surface of the platter features strengthening ribs to improve rigidity. With its gimbal suspension construction, the tonearm bearing section of the SL-1200GR/SL-1210GR uses a cut-processed housing that employs high-precision bearings, as in the SL-1200G. Gold-plated phono terminals and ground terminals for detachable cables are provided below the tonearm. For the insulators supporting the body, as with the SL-1200G, the SL-1200GR/SL-1210GR uses special silicon rubber. Vibration in the horizontal direction is absorbed by reinforcement with …