Technics SL-1500C


Audio Equipment

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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 aluminum die-cast platter to eliminate the rotation irregularity called cogging.

The aluminum 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 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. In addition, reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals, which have less sound quality degradation, for the PHONO and LINE terminals.

Turntable Section


Direct Drive Manual Turntable

Turntable Speeds

33-1/3, 45 and 78 r/min

Starting Torque

0.18 N・m / 1.8 kg・cm (1.56 lbs-in)

Build-up Characteristics 

0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm

Wow And Flutter

0.025 % W.R.M.S.

Turntable Platter

Aluminium diecast
Diameter : 332 mm (13-5/64 inch)
Weight : Approx. 2.0 kg (4.5 lbs) (Including Turntable Sheet)

Tonearm Section


Universal Static Balance

Effective Length

230 mm (9-1/16")


15 mm (19/32")

Tracking Error Angle

Within 2° 32' (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12") record) 
Within 0° 32' (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12") record)

Offset Angle


Arm-height Adjustment Range

0 - 6 mm

Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

0 - 4 g (Direct Reading)

Head Shell Weight

Approx. 7.6 g

Applicable Cartridge Weight Range

(without auxiliary weight) 
5.6 - 12.0 g  
14.3 - 20.7 g (including head shell) 
(with auxiliary weight) 
10.0 - 16.4 g 
18.7 - 25.1 g (including head shell)

Head Shell Terminal Lug

1.2 mmφ 4-pin terminal lug


Audio Output

PHONO  (Pin Jack) x 1 
LINE (Pin Jack) x 1


Power Supply

AC 120 V, 60 Hz

Power Consumption

8 W 
Approx. 0.2W (Standby)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

453 x 169 x 372 mm
17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 14-21/32 inch


Approx. 9.9 kg
Approx. 21.2 lbs


Turntable, Turntable sheet, Dust cover, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight, Head shell, Cartridge(ortofon 2M Red), PHONO cable, PHONO earth lead, AC power supply cord, Owner's Manual

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