Technics SL-1210-MK3

Our favorite quote: If you can't mix on a Technics 1210 you are not a DJ!

There are many DJ's today still prefer to use vinyl, the SL-1210 is one of the favorite turntable that have ever existed. To this day many DJ's and nightclubs still use this classic player and in some cases it has given new lease of life for events around the UK.

Features include a Quartz Locked motor control system, exceptional pitch accuracy, illuminated strobe, soft-touch start and stop buttons, integral rotor/platter construction and an aluminium diecast cabinet with acoustically inert rubber base for vibration isolation.


Type: manual turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: brushless DC motor

Control method: servo (mk1), quartz (mk2)

Platter: 330mm 1.75kg (mk1), 332mm 2kg (mk2)

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.03% WRMS (mk1), 0.025% WRMS (mk2)

Rumble: -70dB (mk1), -78dB (mk2)

Tonearm: universal

Effective length: 220mm (mk1), 230mm (mk2)

Overhang: 14mm (mk1), 15mm (mk2)

Effective mass: 12g (mk2)

Stylus pressure range: 0 to 4g (mk1), 0 to 2.5g (mk2)

Dimensions: 453 x 366 x 180mm (mk1), 453 x 360 x 162mm (mk2)

Weight: 10kg (mk1), 12.5kg (mk2)

The SL-1210 has to be the most professional and most reliable turntable on the planet.

Hire Cost: £20 per day

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Classic Technics SL-1200:

The Technics SL-1200 was released in 1972 as a hifi turntable. However, with it’s unique rotary pitch control and quartz controlled platter, it quickly became popular with a new breed of musician, the disc jockey.

Technics SL-1200 MK2:

This model was released in 1978 and was silver, which was very popular at the time. Improving on it’s predecessor rotary pitch control, this model had a slider type, which was unique to the Technics SL-1210 at the time. It also had a ground (or screen) wire which illiminated the buzzing noise, a new, stronger motor and added shock resistant feet. – The DJ turntable was born!

Technics SL-1210MK2:

Unsure of the release date of this model due to official Technics dealers being unable to stock it as the SL-1210MK2PK was still in production. However, was identical in every way to the Technics SL-1200 MK2, apart from it had a matt black finish.

Technics SL-1200 MK3:

This model was released mid 1997 and featured a quartz-lock button and had the 0% dip removed in the pitch fader. This improved the presision of the 0% pitch lock for transferring vinyl to CD, which was becomming pretty popular by this time. One thing that stunned club owners and DJs alike was that this model was released without any lid brackets – the lid simply sat on-top of the turntable.

Technics SL-1210 MK3:

This model was identical to the Technics SL-1200 MK3 but with a matt black finish.

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