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Technics SL-23 Belt drive Turntable

Technics SL-23 Belt drive Turntable

Regular price $450.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $450.00 AUD
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Fully refurbished with a new belt.  Turntables don't get much better than this for the price

Turntable comes with a 3 Month Warranty.

Price includes postage anywhere in Australia


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The Technics SL-23 is an affordable and very loveable belt-drive turntable from the late ’70s. I highly recommend the SL-23 for those looking for their first proper turntable.

Technics is perhaps best known for the SL-1200 series of direct-drive turntables and the lovely SL-10 linear tracker. They actually manufactured a huge range of machines at varying price points though, many of them fantastic decks. The SL-23 is one of them, a belt-driven turntable with an FG (frequency generator) servo-controlled DC motor with IC drive.


Technics took belt-drive, added Japanese engineering, quality and refinement, catapulting the affordable belt-drive sector to the next level. The SL-23 features an S-shaped tonearm, automatic arm return and shut-off and much better performance than many similarly priced belt-drive decks of the time.

The deck comes with a combined moving magnet cartridge and head-shell and it’s a very decent-sounding combination. The Sl-23 also features a strobe and vernier adjustment of both 33 and 45 rpm speeds, a very nice touch. The SL-23 was available as the SL-23K variant, with a black colourway.

The combined cartridge/headshell eliminates the need for alignment in two of three axes, but limits what can be done with this combination. When owners want a better cartridge, I often fit a Jelco HS-25, HS-50 or Ortofon SH-4 headshell and a suitable cartridge, better than the Technics EPC-270ED.

It’s also possible to fit an AT-style cartridge to the factory plastic headshell. This requires the correct hardware and this is a nice way to go where owners want to retain the original look.

Technics SL-23 Specifications

Type: frequency generator servo turntable
Drive method: belt drive
Motor: DC motor
Turntable platter: aluminium die-cast
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed change: electronic
Pitch control: 6%
Wow and flutter: 0.05% WRMS
Rumble: -65dB
Tonearm:  s-shaped tubular arm
Effective length: 220mm
Overhang: 14mm
Offset angle: 22 degrees
Stylus pressure range: 0 to 4g
Cartridge weight range: 3 to 8.5g
Dimensions: 135 x 428 x 348mm
Weight: 6.5kg

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