Technics SP-10 TurnTables

4.8/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

direct drive turntable


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikechang a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I was very lucky in find out a SL-1000mk2 in pristine condition, with EPA-100 arm , obsidian base and remote also!!
Compared to all other products I´ve ever listened to, this one is for sure the better build. Impressive torque.
It´s a rock. Beautiful Turntable but most important is that it sounds terrific, bass drum and transients are stupendous. Very musical with Sumiko cart.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1050.00

Purchased At:   Audio Shop



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DJ-Pir a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Traded this turntable (in original SL1000 version )for a good bottle of wine, the previous owner had no way of fixing the speed fluctuations it had.
Tried to repair, even bought a 2nd unit, finally the 1$ 78RPM Led was the cause.
Now there's just music and the pride that comes with owning an SP10 or SL1000, this thing is built to last a lifetime, sound with Denon mc cart is Superb.......
The stories about this TT are true, it's an amazing piece af craftmanship.
If yo can get your hands on one buy it !

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Private



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wayne L a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is the component that took my stereo system over the top. I had been building a system over the last several years and though I was reasonably happy with the system as it developed, it was the SP10 with an EPA 100 arm and a Grado Statement Sonata cartridge that brought things to a new level.

I built a cabinet for the turntable that, combined with a 1 1/2' thick lexan plinth and some lead ingots, uses mass ( well over 100 lbs. total ) to dampen unwanted resonance and stray vibrations from feeding back into the turntable. It is dead quiet.

The SP10 is built like a tank and has massive torque for a turntable. I see no reason to ever trade this for a belt drive model no matter what its pedigree might be. You can find many turntables that are far more pleasing to the eye than the SP10 and you can spend a ton more money on a turntable but you will be hard pressed to surpass it's performance.

Other components in my system;
Cary amps
Audible Illusions L1 preamp
Marchant crossover
North Creek Rhythm Speakers

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by arjan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Bought an SP10-MKII new in box. Some small problems, though, with LED´s not burning and two screws touching the platter. I shortened the screws and built in the SP10 in a wooden base on three springs. The turntable now is suspended at a few Hz. and I can play as loud as I want, never heard any feedback at all. This player caused some sonic disaster in my system. Now I realise how UN-dynamic my other players are. The system became too analytic, but that is caused by my Tannoy Dual Concentric speakers on a Treshold amp, not by the SP10. I use it with a new Ortofon arm and AT-OC9 cartridge. Sounds very detailed. Only two priciples are right, either a belt drive with a very high mass (>10kg) platter, or a direct drive with such a strong moter like the SP10. You can brush the record while playing it, you wont even hear that. The platter is screwed to the motor, why nobody else ever thought of this good idea?

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Springair in Germany



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drew a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This table has to be the bargain of the century on the
used market. I bought mine about 5 years ago, on the
recommendation of a friend who has owned a vast
assortment of tables including Linn LP-12, Goldmund,
Thorens, and many others. This table is built to
over-engineered standards, unmatchable torque, speed stable,
no rumble. Just about everything you'd ask for in a quality
table. Bass is superb, music just flows. I'm using it
with a Fidelity Research FR-64 and a new Denon DL-103D
cartridge. Forget the high-priced spread.....go for
the real thing! Now....back to my music......

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $475.00

Purchased At:   Private owner




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