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As a long time Technics turntable collector / fixer / hoarder, this is the best news I could have ever hoped for.

https://www.whathifi.com/news/technics- ... ign=buffer

To date, the best sound I've heard in my system is my SP-10mk2. Hopefully the new version will drop right into my existing panzerholz plinth. I was initially skeptical of the Technics SL-1200GAE and it's high price tag, but it did turn out to be a vast improvement over the original. Hopefully Technics can make similar improvements with the new SP-10r.


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electrafixion wrote:
As a long time Technics turntable collector / fixer / hoarder, this is the best news I could have ever hoped for.

https://www.whathifi.com/news/technics- ... ign=buffer

To date, the best sound I've heard in my system is my SP-10mk2. Hopefully the new version will drop right into my existing panzerholz plinth. I was initially skeptical of the Technics SL-1200GAE and it's high price tag, but it did turn out to be a vast improvement over the original. Hopefully Technics can make similar improvements with the new SP-10r.


In my opinion,the main difference between the mk2 and 3 is the weight of the platter. If you get at heavier mat ( copper for eg. ) you should hear a significant improvement


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Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!
It won't be cheap,guys.
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Bumpy wrote:
In my opinion,the main difference between the mk2 and 3 is the weight of the platter. If you get at heavier mat ( copper for eg. ) you should hear a significant improvement

A heavy mat won't get you close to the weight of a mk3, but I agree the copper mats are excellent in general. There's a long thread on DIY Audio about the SP-10mk2, and in it there was a discussion about custom mk2 replacement platters which got close to the the mk3 weight; those who tried them reported great results. I believe the guys as Pass Labs use one on their in house custom SP-10mk2.

It will be interesting to see how heavy the new SP-10R platter is.


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I wonder if this could be a replacement for my Garrard 301 grease bearing. I'm anxious to find out the price. And who in Canada will be selling it?


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electrafixion wrote:
Bumpy wrote:
In my opinion,the main difference between the mk2 and 3 is the weight of the platter. If you get at heavier mat ( copper for eg. ) you should hear a significant improvement

A heavy mat won't get you close to the weight of a mk3, but I agree the copper mats are excellent in general. There's a long thread on DIY Audio about the SP-10mk2, and in it there was a discussion about custom mk2 replacement platters which got close to the the mk3 weight; those who tried them reported great results. I believe the guys as Pass Labs use one on their in house custom SP-10mk2.

It will be interesting to see how heavy the new SP-10R platter is.

At 7kg,it is a little more than twice the weight of the GAE platter ,with the same brass/aluminum/rubber construct.


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It will be interesting to see the impact on the specialty companies that restore SP10's and put the in exotic veneer or automotive finished plinths and charge up to $30K US.


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At 7kg,it is a little more than twice the weight of the GAE platter ,with the same brass/aluminum/rubber construct.

Thanks, I should have read the article with more care...clearly I was too excited!


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At 10k or whatever this is going to sell for where is the tonearm?

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At 10k or whatever this is going to sell for where is the tonearm?

I comes with exactly the same tonearm the SP-10mk2 and mk3 came with...none.


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electrafixion wrote:
Bumpy wrote:
In my opinion,the main difference between the mk2 and 3 is the weight of the platter. If you get at heavier mat ( copper for eg. ) you should hear a significant improvement

A heavy mat won't get you close to the weight of a mk3, but I agree the copper mats are excellent in general. There's a long thread on DIY Audio about the SP-10mk2, and in it there was a discussion about custom mk2 replacement platters which got close to the the mk3 weight; those who tried them reported great results. I believe the guys as Pass Labs use one on their in house custom SP-10mk2.

It will be interesting to see how heavy the new SP-10R platter is.


mk2 is 6.4 lbs. Mk 3 is 22. I've seen mats that are 9-10 lbs -- essentially two copper mats bonded together.

If the platter on the R is 7kg, that's 15.4 lbs, which is the same.


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ae86 wrote:
At 10k or whatever this is going to sell for where is the tonearm?

I comes with exactly the same tonearm the SP-10mk2 and mk3 came with...none.


Wonder if this means a new SL-1000 is in the works.

Recently sold a vintage SL-1000 combo and have another 3 SP-10's/powers supplies which I will soon be building plinths for.
...huge fan.


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jerr2501 wrote:
electrafixion wrote:
ae86 wrote:
At 10k or whatever this is going to sell for where is the tonearm?

I comes with exactly the same tonearm the SP-10mk2 and mk3 came with...none.


Wonder if this means a new SL-1000 is in the works.

Recently sold a vintage SL-1000 combo and have another 3 SP-10's/powers supplies which I will soon be building plinths for.
...huge fan.


The mk2 seriously needs a more massive platter.


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Wonder if this means a new SL-1000 is in the works.

This article indicates there will be a complete package available: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/tech ... es-3275659

"As with the original ’70s SP-10 models, the core SP-10R doesn’t come with a plinth or tonearm, although Technics will also be selling a complete package that includes those items."


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