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Technics SL-1200 MK5

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Basic, and we only ask that!

By lamouette/rck, 04/06/2012
I use them for 1 month.

I own the M5G pitch + / - 16%.

I have tried just about everything except derniéeres vestax, which made me the eye as well.

Well, it's simple, no frills. I took k5 for failing to click at "0".

I trust in Technics. This is the reason for my purchase. Many other turntables are fine, including the Synq ....

For me the value is OK, now we do not find that second-hand (do not buy the nine most expensive)

600euros Lapaire is reasonable. 400-500euros seems a fair price.

I do not racheterais because I think what will last me all the time! Bye


By volcom2, 01/07/2011
plates were very pro on it lasts more time they have for the mk5 Geulle if I would have more than the tunes M5G am home I swear by dj volcom,,,

The DJ Standard

By IanLightsOut, 09/12/2010
The Technics SL-1200 MK5 is probably the only turntable you will ever need as a DJ or casual vinyl listener. The options and features are stripped down, basic, and to the point. The pitch adjust is spot on and needs hardly any maintenance whatsoever to stay in great shape, and these things are tanks (meaning they can withstand almost anything you throw at them, or anything that may happen to them in the process of ownership and natural wear and tear. The only thing that has begun to break down on my models are the plastic dust covers, which get a little scratched up and have no connector hinges, which makes keeping them connected to the turntable difficult sometimes. They are somewhat fragile and tend to crack and chip if treated roughly. What I really love about this model as compared to the original Technics 1200 model is that the pitch adjust has no notch or lock at 0, which made beatmatching around 0 a real pain in the neck on the older models. Due to the elimination of the locking mechanism, you can now slide around wherever you wish and not have any more beatmatching wavering around the midpoint of the pitch. The pitch lock button, although seemingly pointless, allows the pitch to be locked at 0 no matter where on the pitch adjust you are at the time. As far as DJ's go, the Technics 1200 series are the club standard, so if you get a set of Technics, you can pretty much expect to play on the same equipment in the club. As far as practicing and performance comfort goes, the 1200 MK5 is a great bet to be prepared for live DJing in the club setting. Upgrade the cartridges, add Serato Scratch, or upgrade the cables, and your talking about an even more rock solid DJ tool.

wandering_star's review

By wandering_star, 02/01/2009
For almost a year.

What I like: the old school side, the legendary stage, robustness, accuracy, simplicity, and it is too good!

I see the Stanton simple before but I really flashed on the Technics.

They are quite expensive especially in France (not far from 600 euros) but I could have them at good prices in Switzerland (749 CHF or 505 euros) in (a little advertising; )).
I think they are a little pricey but you pay for a platinum indestructible!
Thus they have a good side in time and are readily salable at worst.

What I like least: a limited pitch in a pinch but for most you need to type in Technics M5G in which is a bit overpriced

With experience, staying in the vinyl, I would do this choice. Otherwise I would go on the new Pioneer CDJ turntables that allow 400 more things and can read everything.
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Technics SL-1200 MK5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Technics
  • Model:SL-1200 MK5
  • Series:SL1200
  • Category:Turntables
  • Added in our database on: 01/20/2006

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