55 th Anniversary Limited Edition

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All Black Finish

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Technics has been delivering a wide variety of epoch-making audio products, such as speaker systems, amps and audio players to worldwide markets since 1965, the year in which this valued Hi-Fi audio brand debuted. This year, Technics releases the SL-1210GAE Limited Edition direct drive turntable to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Technics brand. This special model is based on the internationally acclaimed Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable and features a full black colour scheme, which has already proved popular with other recent Technics products. The SL-1210GAE will be available from June 2020 and limited to only 1,000 units will be sold in the world (300 in the US)

Special and exclusive specifications of the SL-1210GAE 55th anniversary model

1. All-black colour scheme

The SL-1210GAE’s 10-mm-thick aluminium top panel sports a meticulously anodized black brushed hairline finish. In addition, the operation buttons and tonearm also employ a high quality black finish that results in a uniform, premium appearance.

2. Special badge inscribed with a serial number

The SL-1210GAE is wholly made in Japan by skilled artisans’ hands, with a significant level of hand-made processes to ensure the highest quality possible. The top panel features a special badge, inscribed with the unique serial number to signify that it is a 55th anniversary model.

3. Insulator

The specially developed zinc insulator features αGEL™, a soft gel-like material with excellent shock absorbing properties which is also used on the highly acclaimed, ‘flagship’ SL-1000R reference turntable. The high-density zinc die-cast housing offers superb vibration damping characteristics and excellent long-term reliability. The new insulator effectively isolates the turntable from external vibrations, ensuring completely undisturbed music reproduction whilst preserving every fine nuance and detail within the musical signal.

αGEL™ is a trademark of Taica Corporation registered in Japan and/or other countries.

4. Strobe light ON-OFF switch

Turning off the strobe light allows the listener to concentrate more effectively on the music, especially in dimmed environment.

The US version of this product will NOT come with the Nagaoka cartridge that’s offered in other markets.




Technics has been creating turntables and other devices since 1965. The Japanese company has produced many Hi-Fi products, serving under the popular brand name, Panasonic. Technics has innovated upon many different features in the turntable business, such as inventing direct-drive turntables. The mission of Technics has remained the same for years: to consistently pursue definitive sound, to stay at the forefront of digital audio, and to instill timeless designs into every audio product they release.

The company has released some impressive turntable models throughout the years, having a captivating history from the 1970s to today. Notably, the Technics 1200 Turntable was considered one of the best models for DJ’ing because of its monumental design, its performance, and its durability. However, in comparison to the Technics 1200, the newer and improved turntable, the Technics SL-1200G, offers superior sound quality and design improvements. It is perfect for home use. Other recent models have also been remarkable in terms of performance and durability, making Technics still relevant to this day. Technics continues to produce top-quality turntables and other audio devices, maintaining their status as a prestigious brand name.

Overture is a proud dealer of Technics products, selling customers the best turntables from Technics. Interested in purchasing a new Technics component? You can trade-in any component towards a Technics product by filling out our Trade-In form.

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 45 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 18 × 12 in