Technics SL-1500C Direct Drive Turntable System


Trade-in available

SL-1500C is a Direct Drive Turntable System from Technics, part of their Premium Class of Hi-Fi turntables.

Supplied with Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, and featuring Technics iconic magnetic drive, this is a great option for those looking for a superb quality, ready-to-go, plug-n-play turntable set-up with superior build quality, simple controls, and minimum fuss.

Available in Black or Silver finishes.

SKU: USV-TECHNICS-SL1500C Categories: ,



In creating the SL-1500C, Technics applied technologies acquired through the development of their SL-1200 Series and high-end SL-1000R models.

The single-rotor, coreless direct drive motor adopted by the SL-1200GR is used, in order to read the high rotation accuracy and convey the high-precision signals of the recording.

Cogging torque irregularities are eliminated via optimal digital motor control of the two-layer structure platter (on which the vinyl record is placed), plus the use of deadening rubber on the entire back surface eliminates unwanted resonances.

The aluminium die-cast chassis is rigidly integrated with an ABS / Glass Fibre mix to achieve a two-layer construction. The insulator is comprised of a spring and rubber to provide optimal vibration-damping characteristics.

The tonearm is the traditional and well-proven static-balance universal S-shape tonearm. A high-quality Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is supplied as standard.

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, plus reliability has been improved by incorporating a removable power cable and gold-plated terminals for both phono and line terminals.


  • Coreless Direct Drive Motor
  • Complete Turntable with Built-in Phono Equaliser & Cartridge
  • Auto Lifter Function
  • Simple Design with Functional Beauty


  • Turntable
    • Type: Direct Drive Manual Turntable
    • Turntable Speeds: 33⅓rpm, 45rpm and 78rpm
    • Starting Torque: 0.18Nm / 1.8 kgcm
    • Build-up Characteristics: 0.7s. from standstill to 33⅓rpm
    • Wow And Flutter: 0.025 % WRMS
    • Turntable Platter: Aluminium diecast, 332mm, 2kg (including rubber sheet)
  • Tonearm
    • Type: Universal Static Balance
    • Effective Length: 230mm
    • Overhang: 15mm
    • 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: 22°
    • Arm-height Adjustment Range: 0-6mm
    • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0-4g (Direct Reading)
    • Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6g
    • Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2mm 4-pin
  • General
    • Audio Output: Phono (Pin Jack) x1, Earth Terminal x1, Line (Pin Jack) x1
    • Power Supply: AC 110-240V, 50/60Hz
    • Power Consumption: 8W, approx. 0.2W (Standby)
    • Accessories: 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

More Information



Probably best known for their iconic SL-1210 turntable series, Technics understand that the listening experience is not purely about technology, but the magical and emotional relationship between people and music. The company combines a love of music with vast high-end audio experience, standing committed to providing the ultimate emotive musical experience by music lovers, for music lovers.

Over 100 years of analogue audio history, sound quality has matured to a level where many people are satisfied with their listening experience. However the digital era has much more to offer, and Technics strive to utilise their decades of experience for the best sound reproduction possible, through both technology and design, to bring to the market products with superior audio quality.

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Additional information

Weight 9.9 kg
Dimensions 37.2 × 45.3 × 16.9 cm

Black, Silver

Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


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