Technics adds an affordable turntable to its legendary SL range of decks, and its name is SL-100C.
The new model inherits many features of the popular Technics SL-1500C (not to mention five stars). It has the same non-core direct-drive iron motor designed to avoid issues like clogging and speed control, along with a version of the company’s long-standing S-shaped aluminum tonearm. And the best news? The SL-100C is cheaper than its What Hi-Fi? an award winning sibling of £ 100.
To hit Technics entry-level price point of £ 799 (€ 899), the SL-100C loses the phono phase of the SL-1500C. It also has a different cartridge, in this case a VM95C Audio-Technica, along with a conical stylus along with an aluminum cantilever and coil.
The SL-100C features a high rigidity cabinet and high damping insulator to help reduce vibrations. Technic’s in-house advances in plate design are carried over with a two-layer structure combining deceased rubber and aluminum.
Speaking of the launch, Technics product manager Frank Balzuweit said: “The huge success of the SL-1500C, offering a fully featured package for the dedicated hi-fi enthusiast, with all the Technics core turntable technologies, has shown that we has reached the mark within a popular and competitive turntable class.
Demand for this high-quality ‘Plug’n’Play turntable – after exceeding our own expectations – remains undetermined to this day. However, there is still a strong desire from the market to provide an equally attractive package at an even more affordable price. ”
The SL-100C will be available in Europe from June 2021, priced at £ 799 (€ 899) from Amazon.
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