Technics SP-10R Direct Drive Turntable and the SL-1000R Direct Drive Turntable System


Buy the SL-1000R Direct Drive Turntable System if you want a complete system $17,999

Buy the SP-10R if you want to select your tone arm w/Arm board, and own or want to add your own Plinth  $9999

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Technics SP-10R & SL-1000R redefine reference class direct-drive technology

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Technics SP-10R Direct Drive Turntable & Technics SL-1000R Direct Drive Turntable System continue the legacy of outstanding vinyl performance

  • Ultimate precision: legendary direct drive engine redesigned with coreless double stator and twin rotor
  • Stable rotation: heavyweight-class turntable platter utilizes inertial mass at its best to improve rotational stability
  • Retrofit design: turntable and control unit are completely interchangeable with the previous SP-10MK2 and SP-10MK3


Turntable Section Drive method Direct Drive Motor Brushless DC motor

Turntable Speeds 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm

Adjust Range ±16 %

Starting Torque 0.39 N・m / 4.0 kg・cm (3.47 lb-in)

Wow and Flutter 0.015 % W.R.M.S.

Turntable Platter Brass and aluminium die-cast combined Diameter : 323 mm (12-23/32")

Weight : Approx. 7.9 kg (17.5 lbs) (including turntable sheet)

Tonearm Section (SL-1000R) Universal Static Balance, Effective Length 239 mm (9-7/16 inch), Overhang 15 mm (19/32 inch)

Tracking Error Angle Within 1° 48' (at the outer groove of 30 cm (12") record) Within 0° 30' (at the inner groove of 30 cm (12") record)

Offset Angle 21° Arm Height Adjustment Range 0 - 15 mm

Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range 0 - 4 g (Direct Reading)

Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (including Head shell) 15.9 - 19.7 g (without auxiliary weight) 18.8 - 23.6 g (with small auxiliary weight) 22.5 - 26.3 g (with middle auxiliary weight) 26.0 - 31.0 g (with large auxiliary weight)

Terminals (SL-1000R) Audio Output PHONO (Din Jack) x 1

General Power Supply AC 110 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz Power Consumption 10 W Approx. 0.05 W (Standby)

Dimensions W x H x D (SL-1000R) Main Unit 531 x 188 x 399 mm (20-29/32 × 7-13/32 × 15-23/32 inch) Control Unit 110 x 84 x 350 mm (4-11/32 × 3-5/16 × 13-25/32 inch) (SP-10R) Main Unit 365 x 109 x 365 mm (14-3/8 × 4-5/16 × 14-3/8 inch) Control Unit 110 x 84 x 350 mm (4-11/32 × 3-5/16 × 13-25/32 inch)

Weight (SL-1000R) Main Unit Approx. 40.2 kg (88.7 lbs) Control Unit Approx. 2.1 kg (4.7 lbs) (SP-10R) Main Unit Approx. 18.2 kg (40.2 lbs) Control Unit Approx. 2.1 kg (4.7 lbs)

Operating temperature range 0° to +40° (32°F to +104°F)

Operating humidity range 35 % to 80 % RH (no condensation)

Accessories included: Turntable sheet, EP record adaptor, Balance weight, Auxiliary weight (Small) (Middle) (Large), Overhang gauge, Screw set for turntable, Eye bolt, Hex key, Insulator attachment, Dust cover, Motor control unit, AC power supply cord, Owner's manual, Turntable pad.

Check out Technics Press Conference video announcing the SP-10R and SL-1000R

Technics SP-10R Direct Drive Turntable, and the SL-1000R Direct Drive Turntable System

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SP-10R/SL-1000R spec. sheet
SP-10R/SL100R .pdf catalog

Reference Class Direct Drive Turntable choices
Technics SP-10R
$9,999 Delivered Nationwide

Tonearm block $1,299

Technics SL-1000R
$17999 Delivered Nationwide

Motor control unit is separated from the main unit to suppress the effects of unwanted noise on the main unit.

In order to achieve a power supply circuit that provides good regulation for high torque, a switching power supply is used. To reduce the noise reaching the pickup, the switching power supply is equipped with a unique technology that provides a voltage supply with minimal noise by a newly developed “unwanted noise reduction circuit”.

To minimise the noise even during communication, a highly reliable system that resists the effects of external noise is used for communication between the main unit and the control unit. These thorough noise-reduction measures achieve the world’s highest-level S/N.

Here’s the current list of Tone Arm boards:
SH-TB10TC1 – Arm Board for Technics EPA-100

SH-TB10TC1 – Arm Board for Technics EPA-100mk2

SH-TB10SM1 – Arm Board for SME M2-9R

SH-TB10SM2 – Arm Board for SME M2-12R

SH-TB10RT1 – Arm Board for Ortofon RS-212D/S

SH-TB10RT2 – Arm Board for Ortofon RS-309D/S

SH-TB10JL1 – Arm Board for Jelco SA-250

SH-TB10JL2 – Arm Board for Jelco SA-750L

SH-TB10KD1 – Arm Board for IKEDA IT-345 CR-1

SH-TB10KD2 – Arm Board for IKEDA IT-407 CR-1

SH-TB10 – Arm Board for Open Customization

Link to Michael Fremer’s Analog Planet Article

Additional information


Technics SP-10R turntable motor with control and platter. Needs Plinth and tone arm w/cartridge.


Technics SL-1000R, complete turntable, just needs your choice of cartridge.