TECHNICS Direct Drive Turntable SL-1200MK3

600 €

Category: Turntables

Brand: Technics


Fully functional, in exceptional visual condition as can be seen on the pictures. Japan edition, 100V.


A Turntable Symbolising Club Culture Maturity

The SL-1200MK3 debuted in 1989, ten years after the introduction of the epoch-making model of the SL-1200 Series, the SL-1200MK2. The MK3’s cabinet was filled with T.N.R.C. (Technics Non Resonance Compound) for even more robust vibration-proofing. The product colour was changed from silver to black. Another point worthy of mention is the inclusion of a slip mat as an accessory though it was not directly related to improving product performance. DJs used to make their own slip mats to suit their performance techniques, instead of using the rubber mat provided with the product. In view of this, a slip mat was included with the product. The MK3 was intended to better meet the needs of DJs than the MK2.

In the 80s and 90s, when the MK3 was marketed, house music and techno music began to gain popularity. Techno music started in Detroit, and music creators such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson joined in. Techno music also spread throughout the UK, Germany and Japan.