Technics BD22K TurnTables

4/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

Belt-driven, semi-automatic turntable with: (1) FG servo-controlled DC motor with stroboscope and pitch control; and (2) straight, low-mass tonearm with double-gimbal suspension


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob D a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Been really happy with this Turntable. I am using it with the Cambridge Audio A1mk3SE amplifier and it really does sing. Nice design and easy to use.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Currys



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Akshay Pandit a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
My father got this Technics turntable in 1987. Model no.:SL-JS15C, DC servo automatic turntable 33-45 speed select with T4P plug-in-connector stylus. Its atylus has worned 3-4 yrs. ago. Am in India and cannot get this stylus as Technics is not in India, only National/Panasonic. The stylus I searched everywhere an d not getting it. The turntable is worthits price and running very beutiful, Imean the speed and the drive Belt. Only the stylus problem exists. Can I gat it anywhere in India at low price say till Rs.900. The service centre of Panasonic dont have this if they say to import it then this would be very costly. But, the turntable is really worth it. Still looking for the stylus.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Purchased At:   a store in Ireland,



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brett DiMichele a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
After selling my old component system and
getting into Home Theater I figured just
being able to play CD's would be enough to
hold me over. But something inside said go
back to vinyl, try it out one more time.

My last turntable was pure garbage a model
from Pioneer Circa 1985 and it was as I
said just pure garbage. My reference of
what "Good" vinyl sounds like was limited
due to this fact. But I decided to give
Vinyl another chance, to see what I have
been depriving my ears of.

I looked at the Music Hall MMF1 and it is
a nice table but it seems a bit too simple
for me. I decided to give Technics a shot
and I went for the SL BD-22D the version
sold without the cartridge.

I ordered the BD-22D and the Audio Technica
AT133-LP Cartridge from J&R and I anxiously
awaited the arrival of these goodies. While
I waited I ordered a set of Brass Isolation
Spikes and I made a nice Mirrored Turntable
stand that sits on top of my A/V Rack.

Anyway... The SL BD-22 is one dynamite
Table I honestly can not say enough good
about it. The table it's self is solid and
anti resonant. The detatchable power and
patch cord option is superb if you care
to use good cables, most turntables rarely
come like this!

The Platter is nicely suspended and the
bearing is super smooth. The Belt drive is
also like butter. The T4P Tone Arm seems to
get the job done well (though, user adjustable
Anti-Skate and Tracking would be nice)

The P-Mount system sure makes cartridge
setup a 'snap' pun intended.. You are up
and running in a matter of seconds.

The Strobe-O-Scope is well designed and
easy to view. The FG-Servo motor keeps the
pitch right on the money even after hours
of playing.

No hokey Automatic features, the semi auto
features it does have, work without touching
the tone arm during playback.

And did I mention this thing just looks
too sweet? It's a sharp looking and a good
functioning table.. And the price is RIGHT!

Mate this table with the AT133-LP Cartridge
from Audio Technica and be prepared for
pure sonic bliss.. Hear the full frequency
spread with no fatigue...

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $169.00

Purchased At:   J&R Music World



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Purchased from K.A.B. through the mail' after Dual got fried on loan to friend. Hadn't listened to vinyl for several years and missed the analog sound badly so bought this with intention of upgrading.Havn't been able to upgrade to the heavier more adjustable table i'd like yet but this turntable has performed very well over the past few years. For the money I doubt you can go very far wrong with this product.And parts(belts)should be in supply for many years(need to get me a couple belts as even when i upgrade will keep this reliable little table).As others noted hinges are losing tightness and cover lets in too much dust.Strobe seems accurate, and controls are nice and smooth. Cartridge mounts easily(had a bad experience with the cartridge it came with but the Stanton I have now(L725E)is fine and swithching was peice of cake). Yeah very mightily recommended for those on a budget looking to rediscover or DISCOVER vinyl(come on kids it's way cool)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   KAB



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tasos ikonomopoulos a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
It's a TECHNICS!!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   Ilectroniki athinon




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