Technics 1200 parts diagram
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Technics 1200: KAB re-wire and RCA upgrade how-to guide
Some DJ's think that to scratch they need to put the Counter Weight all the way to the front. Some even turn the Counter weight around to get the maximum weight to the front of the needle. Well all the above is Wrong! There are two parts to this. Leveling Tone Arm - Tone Arm Height Adjustment For this we will use the height adjustment ring which is located at the base of the tone arm. What we are looking to achieve is a "level" tone arm when the record is playing on a peive of vinyl.
Height Adjustment ring Unlock, adjust, then lock. Here is a diagram to show you. Remember this is while your needle is on the record. Use caution not to hit the tone arm while adjusting the height adjustment ring. Counter Weight Setting This step is to make sure that you have the right amount of weight set on your turntable as to avoid skipping while at the same time not damaging your needle or valuable vinyl.
For DJ's that scratch and don't care about their vinyl or don't mind replacing the time coded vinyl on Traktor or Serato then feel free to pile on the weight as to avoid skipping. Step 1 - If you have a needle protector as on the Shure M44 then put it in the down position to protect your needle. If you have a protector that you put on and off Step 2 - Remove your record from the platter.
Set Anti-skatting to "0". Step 3 - Turn the counterweight all the way to the back without taking it off. Step 4 - Starting bringing it forward until the tone arm is "floating". This means it is not touching the platter and is not all the way up in the air.Technics SL is a series of direct-drive turntables originally manufactured from October untiland resumed inby Matsushita now Panasonic under the brand name of Technics. S means "Stereo", L means "Player".
Originally released as a high fidelity consumer record playerit quickly became adopted among radio and disco club disc jockeysthanks to the direct drive, high torque motor design, making it initially suitable for pushbutton cueing and starting of tracks on radio and in dance clubs.
It is still extremely popular with audiophiles [ citation needed ]. When the use of slip-mats for cueing and beat-mixing and scratching became popular in hip hop musicthe quartz-controlled high torque motor system enabled records to be mixed with consistency and accuracy. A primary design goal was for hi-fidelity, but having good build quality, control over wow and flutter, and minimized resonance made the equipment particularly suitable for use in nightclubs and other public-address applications.
Since its release inSLMK2 and its successors were the most common turntable for DJing and scratching [ citation needed ]. More than 3 million units were sold. It is widely regarded as one of the most durable and reliable turntables ever produced. Many s units are still in heavy use [ citation needed ]. In the autumn ofPanasonic announced that the series was to be discontinued.
A lighter and less expensive GR model was announced. At the London Science Museuma Technics SL  is on display  as one of the pieces of technology that have "shaped the world we live in".
The SL was the most influential turntable. As they experimented with the SL decks, they developed scratching techniques when they found that the motor would continue to spin at the correct RPM even if the DJ wiggled the record back and forth on the platter. The SL was introduced in as an evolution to the popular SL It was delivered in two different versions: The SL came with a tonearm section.
The SL came without a tonearm section. An SME tonearm was the usual choice for the audiophile. It represented a culmination of Technics Turntable Innovations. It soon found its way into discos as well as radio stations for airplay because of its vibration damping ability and resistance to feedback, and eventually it became popular with pioneering hip-hop DJs. Model numbers indicated colour: the silver and matte black.Our full range of studio equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands.
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Studio accessories. GBP My Language.Hover on the illustration above to explore our interactive guide to all the nooks and crannies of a turntable. Using the beloved Technics SL as a benchmark, our illustration identifies the important bits of a record player. Hover over the image and click the dots to get started.
This guide should be of use to the veteran collector looking for closure on some of the more ambiguous parts, as well as the newbie seeking complete turntable instruction. It covers some of the less self-explanatory parts such as strobe dots, cartridge, counterweight, anti-skate control as well as the other more obvious bits and pieces. We also take a look at the pros and cons of direct drive and belt driven players. Obviously depending on your model, some of these features may look slightly different or be missing altogether, but we hope the image above covers most bases.
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Paging Dr. Metal, paging Dr. Metal to the OR Last week, I 'operated' on my Technics and upgraded the tonearm wires, RCAs, and put heat shrink tubing on the tonearm tube to further help with dampening. This upgrade results in an astounding increase in sound quality. It takes the to a new level of performance.
The soundstage is much wider, bass much more defined, the best mids I've ever heard, and crystal clear highs. I did not know vinyl could sound this could. I very highly recommend either performing this upgrade yourself or paying Kevin at KAB to do it for you. This upgrade is worth every penny and every ounce of effort it takes to do the upgrade. I was hesitant to operate on my Technics, because I have very little experience with soldering and I have never soldered on a circuit board.
However, there are enough how-to guides out there that you can perform this yourself and it isn't too terribly difficult. Some steps are tricky and require a lot of attention to detail. Here, I outline my how-to guide on what I did that worked so fantastically well. You'll have to remove the platter, dust cover, etc before you do this. You'll see why later.
You have to use things on the side to get it undone. Yours will likely look different than this. The person I bought the table from had already replaced the tonearm and didn't re-solder the ground from the tonearm to the circuit board hence, no black wire on the far right slot.
If you have a black ground wire, make sure to take care of it and save it.Technics SL-1200 MK2 repair
You are going to use it to solder to the new PCB at the end. DO NOT get rid of this ground wire. You could do this at Step 8 before unscrewing the circuit board I should have done it this waybut it doesn't really matter. You can clip the RCA cables off the stock circuit board if you like, but I saved them and kept them intact in case I need to use the stock board again.
In this picture, they're at 2 o'clock. Unscrew these. Be careful on unscrewing the second one, because the tonearm will fall if you don't have it secured.
Guide To Technics 1200 Turntables
I put the tonearm holder up to keep the arm from dropping out on me. Slowly slide the tube out of the pivot apparatus don't know the name of it. If the wires catch when you're pulling them out, don't tug. These wires are very thin and easy to rip through.Quick links. Username: Password: Remember me? Please login or register an account. Board index Hardware Other Stuff. I am intending on replacing the spindle and tonearm no upgrade, technics replacement. I also want to replace the RCA cables and ground wire which look in bad shape.
I have a Shure M97XE cartridge. I am a newbie here so I apologise if this topic has been covered in detail before. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. In my case I use a cable from my local hifi-stores own product line. It's 3 meters long which in theory shouldn't sound good, but in my case it sound fantastic If you are going to solder yours on the PCB-card inside and leave the tonearm-wire stock, I would use some that are the same lenght as the originals. My friend had a hifi shop and we did some blind tests and we could not pick the 'better' wire.
All the same low capacitance is important with TTs so if you do replace with an after market rca make sure it is low capacitance as with MM carts high capacitance is really not a good thing. Also replacing Technics sl rcas is not so easy as 'audiophile' cables are much thicker and will inhibit the movement of the arm up and down and you will also need to ditch the arm base plate which helps shield the arm wires.
I did a conversion and replaced the base plate with one i made with phono sockets on it in which I put rt angled phono plugs but IMO just fit new Technics leads and spend your money either on a new cart or on damping the stock arm as leads make little or no difference if the capacitance is correct.
Regards Chris. OEM if you can find them, or Radio Shack if not. I ordered like 22 feet to get my order up for free shipping. It may or may not be better or worse than really expensive stuff, who cares, it does the job, and it is cheap. If you ground the shield you will be surprised how good the stuff works.