Technics has released the new SL-1200GR2 / SL-1210GR2 turntable – the latest addition to its GR Grand Class turntables.

Technics product marketing manager, Aaron Waters said, “This is the first offering in the fourth generation of the Technics turntable line-up. A key objective with this new model is to further enhance sound quality by eliminating micro vibrations from the motor, using the new Delta-Sigma-Drive system.”

“Customers will also enjoy the classic Technics design in silver and black, with a robust and stable chassis, the benefit of expanded cartridge compatibility, and EPS-free smart cardboard packaging.”

The new Delta-Sigma-Drive combines the Technics coreless direct-drive motor with a new motor drive system, delivering high accuracy and stable rotation by improving electromagnetic conversion accuracy. The system makes use of a low-noise, low-voltage variation power circuit through the combination of a switching power supply – using expertise developed from Technics Grand Class amps and players – and a proprietary noise cancelling circuit.

The turntable design incorporates 3mm die-cast aluminium cartridge spacers, a two-layered bottom chassis made of aluminium and BMC (Bulk Moulding Compound) for high resistance against vibrations, a two-layered platter made of aluminium and dampened by heavy-weight rubber, a high-sensitivity S-shaped aluminium tonearm and effective insulator feet.

To reduce its environmental impact, while ensuring the turntable is fully protected, the new packaging for SL-1200GR2 / SL-1210GR2 is free of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). It is made of smart-shaped cardboard, also including a cardboard box for the accessories. Technics is currently working to expand new packaging to other line-ups and to integrate more recyclable content in the future.

The new Grand Class turntable will be available in Australia from late October 2023 via selected audio specialist retailers for RRP $3,299.