Technics SL-1300 Fully-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable – SOLD –

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Technics SL-1300 Fully-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable – SOLD –

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Technics SL-1300

Fully-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable



In the revolutionary direct drive motor first introduced by Technics, the separate turntable platter rested directly on the rotor.

On the SL-1300 the platter is part of the motor; in fact, it is the rotor.

The attractive base is no longer an inactive element used only to house the motor; the housing is the motor stator.

All together, this simplification of parts and hardware gives the benefits of extreme precision with utmost reliability and stylishly compact appearance.

The automatic mechanism because it is linked to this precise motor, is also exceptionally reliable.

And finally, in the SL-1300 all these characteristics can be achieved with economy.


Type: fully-automatic turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Motor: ultra low speed brushless DC motor

Control type: servo control

Platter: 330mm, 2.5kg, aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: 10%

Wow and flutter: 0.03% WRMS

Rumble: -70dB

Tonearm: gimbal suspension, universal, s-shaped, tubular

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 15mm

Offset angle: 21.5 degrees

Dimensions: W452 x D360 x H143mm

Weight: 9kgs

Year: 1974

Serial No. DA6217B012


Description of work
The following tasks and parts have either been repaired or replaced:
Rebuilt Power Supply/Driver PCB
New Capacitors
New 240v AC power Lead
Serviced tone-arm
Fitted with a new Ortofon 2M Silver Cartridge
New Interconnect Gold Headshell leads
Polished original Acrylic Lid
Polished Platter edge to Hi-Luster Chrome finish
New Cork Mat
New customised isolation feet installed
Stripped, washed and cleaned chassis
Cleaned and polished all alloy parts and knobs
Removed the old grease and re-greased with synthetic type
Calibrated all adjustable measurements and mechanical adjustments
Speed is accurate
.Tested in excess of 4 hours
8 months warranty
RV HIFI says:
We have completely restored and serviced this nostalgic HI-FI piece, the old grease was removed/cleaned and new synthetic lubricant applied. All the electrolytic capacitors were replaced. Condition of this turntable is immaculate, a must for any HIFI lover!
Technics maximised its know-how in developing the SL-1300 fully automatic direct-drive record player. The SL-1300 employed the direct-drive system to integrate the motor rotor and turntable platter, thus achieving further improvement of performance and reliability. The universal S-shaped tone arm incorporated a high-sensitivity gimbal suspension system with a high-precision pivot bearing. It offered superb tracing performance. The start and stop operations could be performed by a simple lever operation. There was no need to manually switch between automatic and manual. The SL-1300 even came a memory repeat function for automatic repeat-play. The dial allowed the user to select the number of times to be played from one to five and continuous. The SL-1300 established the automated function as a feature of Hi-Fi record players.


RV HIFI is passionate about Vintage HIFI, so we believe in doing the job right!

Additional information

Weight 14 kg
Dimensions 52 x 46 x 24 cm