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FOR SALE: Technics SL-1700MK2 Quartz Direct Drive Turntable

Item #649468315
Info: Technics SL-1700MK2 Quartz Direct Drive Turntable

Asking Price:
AUD $800.00
Payment method: Paypal
Shipping weight: 12.00 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 51.00cm x 44.00cm x 24.00cm
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Oct 11, 18 6:52pm (PST)
Edited: Oct 16, 18 7:57pm* Updated!
About Seller: Tiger_50
Montville, QLD
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Technics SL-1700MK2 Turntable

Good to Excellent condition. Please see all the photos to illustrate the condition. Some minor faint scratches on the Perspex cover, but very minor considering the age of this turntable. Certainly no cracks or breaks anywhere, the hinges are solid and hold the cover open as designed.

Fitted with a genuine Technics Headshell and a Shure M91ED cartridge.

Full Model Number – SL-1700MK2 XAL.

This Direct Drive Turntable with pitch control, magnetic anti-skating device is described as semi-automatic. This Turntable can be set to return the tonearm back to its rest and switch off the rotation of the platter. If you prefer a manual turntable then that is the alternative where the platter keeps rotating and the stylus stays in contact with the record surface, the same as the SL1200.

I much prefer the platter to stop rotating and the tonearm to lift off to save wearing the stylus unnecessarily. On line reviews suggest that the SL1200 is more popular than the SL1700MK2 because there is less to go wrong. Things that can break are the rubber belt that lifts the tonearm or the rubber belt that returns the tonearm to its resting place, both if these are working fine on this TT and I would much prefer to have that convenience than a manual TT that needs constant supervision to avoid wearing the stylus.

Please note that a spare rubber belt that drives the raise/lower mechanism is included in the sale.

The tonearm is able to be height adjusted to accommodate different cartridges or mats. The mat supplied is a felt-like fibre mat which is described as anti-static. There is a stylus inspection light which can be raised or lowered as required and seen in the photos.

Photocopies of User manual and Service Manual are supplied and these can be downloaded from Vinyl Engine should you wish to view the full statistics.

I understand that this turntable has the same rigid top quality aluminium chassis used to build the SL1200, but has the refinements needed for residential player as opposed to a DJ player like the SL1200. Refinements include double suspension, and the automatic features described above. The marketing brochure for the SL1700 Mk2 is included at the url mentioned to describe its advantages and specifications.

The weight of 10Kg (22lbs) indicates how well made this turntable is, and would impact the postage as well. Preference is for a buyer to inspect and pick up but given where I live it is most likely I will be posting it. In which case it will be dismantled and packed in a way that no harm can come to the Perspex top, tonearm of platter/motor.

Additional Information:

Oct 16, 18 7:57pm
Please note that a spare rubber belt that drives the raise/lower mechanism is included in the sale.


Turntable; Headshell; and Cartridge, spare drive belt for tonearm

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