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TECHNICS SL1200 Turntables

Since 1979 Grant of EAV has prepared and serviced many Technics SL1200MK* turntables for international DJs, Clubs, Hire Companies and Retail Stores. This experience has led to various techniques and modifications aimed at making the DEX more like Musical Instruments than the family hi-fi player of the day.

The unfortunate news in 2010 that Panasonic would no longer produce the SL1200MK* range, lead EAV to buy up as many turntables and spares as possible in the hope of keeping them alive for many years to come.

UPDATE: Early January 2016 saw Panasonic re-release the Technics SL1200G and limited edition SL1200GAE. As before these dex are aimed at the audiophile market but in a changed economic climate these will cost around $4000 each likely out of reach of the average DJ and venue.

UPATE: January 2017 saw the release of the New Grand Class SL-1200GR Direct-Drive Turntable System. Probable price tag is looking around $3000 each but what a lovely unit.

SPARES AND REPAIRS

EAV has an unhealthy amount of SL1200 spares in stock plus unrivaled knowledge of the workings.
Below you will find our current service packs, the Club Pack and the Love Pack. You can also find current Add Ons like the Coloured LEDs or Mogami Cable and genuine Technics Spare Parts. Perhaps you just bought one on Ebay? check out our 240V conversion and safety check.


SL1200MKx Club-Pack

Simply the best deal for your Technics SL1200MKx is $99.00 inc

This is our standard set rate for all models of SL1200mk2+. If your unit needs further parts just add the extra price from the Spares list.

You will get
Removing main board and re-soldering the usual aged connections.
Lubing the main shaft.
Remove and Cailubing the pitch control.
Factory alignment of pitch circuit.
Modifying the audio ground circuit to eliminate the ground wire. (If requested)
Re-torque all chassis hardware.
Platter resurfacing and full wash and setup for your cartridge.
Full listening and performance testing with vinyl.
Performance testing in a DVS, Vinyl emulation software.
Testing and Tagging for electrical safety in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 3760:2013
90 Day Warranty

ADD ONS:
Mogami RCA cable for an extra $22.00 inc
Coloured LEDs for an extra $35.00 inc


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SL1200MK2 Love-Pack

We can make your Technics SL1200MK2 feel better than brand new for $199.00 inc GST

Now, first off, this is more than a quick service from Jim’s Dex Fix who’s a bit cheaper. This is the real deal. This is a complete restorative and preventative service package that will set your dex up for the next 20 years of reliable spinning. After this all you’ll need to do is use them for several years.

We are so sure of our work we will give your loved one a 2 year warranty!
(Standard Manufacturer’s Warranty Conditions apply, no tampering, no abuse)

So, what will we be doing to them?

Updating to a EAV ModPitch control – Why? This is one of the reasons for Pitch fluctuations and later model controls are stripped and modified and packed with CAIG Faderlube providing a super slick and accurate smooth control with minimal drift, no click and no annoying green light horrorshow.

Fitting a 1.5M MOGAMI PUROFLEX II RCA cable and modifying the audio grounding so the groundwire can be eliminated and returned via the RCA shield (If requested). – Why? Mogami cables are revered all over the pro-audio and Hifi world as the best sounding and most reliable and transparent audio connects. Our custom leads are very low capacitance allowing an extended high frequency response and combined with the full spiral shielding provides a lower noise floor with massive rejection of hum. (NOTE: There are some situations where removing the ground wire can cause static pop issues with certain combinations of cartridge. Please ask about this when they are booked in)

Pitch circuit stability testing and factory specified alignment – What? We were the first to find an issue with a batch of Technics AN6680 control IC way back when which are still failing often. We have a method that will make a bad chip show itself as well as any other possible bad components that could cause drift or failure of the pitch circuit. We of course align the pitch gain and frequency as per the manual.

Addressing all the common issues and failures observed with these units since 1979 – What? Hell yeah.. The big cheese has worked on these since 1979 and has a list of over 30 repeated issues that we resolve on every one we see. These are from corrosion issues, replacing dried out electrolytic capacitors in the FG circuit, leaky diodes, intermittent logic gate ICs, chassis issues that cause resonance problems, things not on YouTube and the usual bad solder, alleviated by reflowing the main board with eutectic alloy solder, defluxing and full wash in Isopropyl alcohol.

Platter resurfacing and full wash, lube, and setup for owners cartridge.. Wha.. SLAP

Testing and Tagging for electrical safety in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 3760:2013

ADD ONS:
Coloured LEDs for an extra $35.00 inc


ADD ON: Coloured LEDs $35.00 inc

The old red LEDs in the Strobe can get rather weak after a few years. You would not believe the difference a platter polish and new colourful LEDs in the Strobe and 33/45 indicators make.

We have a few different colours in stock or you are welcome to purchase your own kit of LEDs and we’ll fit them during your service job.

This is an add on to a repair or service job so let us know at bookin.


ADD ON: Mogami RCA Cable $22.00 inc

Mogami cables are revered all over the pro-audio and Hifi world and our 1.5M custom cables offer some amazing features.
Super-flexible Quad-Balanced NEGLEX OFC wiring and Overall Served (Spiral) Shield provide maximum definition, detail and signal transparency in addition to giving excellent protection from electro-magnetic noise.
Compact cable O.D. of 4.8mm (0.19″) with superflexible rubber like PVC jacket and attractive satin finish.
Low contact pressure RCA phono plugs are non-magnetic with gold plate.
Low capacitance 65pF/m (19.8pF/Ft). NEGLEX OFC conductor and served (spiral) shield are perfectly matched for High Definition Audio.

You can seriously hear a difference with these cables!

This is an add on to a repair or service job so let us know at bookin.


SL1200 240V Conversions $110.00 inc

The spares stock of Technics “export” power transformers dried up some time ago. We did a bit of research and can supply the most economical and electrically safe way to convert 100/120V AC Technics SL1200 turntables to 240V AC with the least fuss whilst still leaving them double insulated as per the original specification.

We welcome Ebay buyers to ship their purchases direct to us and we’ll test them and advise of any issues and then convert them to 240V. Please contact us first to discuss.

You can read more about the conversion specs here It’s an SL1200 Power Struggle

We will update the power cable to 240V ratings, install a protection fuse and update the often forgotten snubber circuit. The unit is then Tested and Tagged in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010 to make absolute sure it’s safe and then labeled as a 240V unit.



SPARE PARTS

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