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Let KAB Customize Your Technics SL-1200

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KAB will install any of our modifications on your 1200/1210. All you have to do is get it to us.
You can read all about the Modding Process by clicking here.

A few rules:

  1. You must have possesion of the turntable.
  2. Turntable must be fully functional and preferrably made after 1990. Discuss any needed repairs with us in advance.
  3. Do not have a used deck drop shipped to us. refer to 1 and 2 above. Sealed new ones are OK.

We will give you a full report once we have your deck in our possesion.

We reserve the right to return, at your cost, any units we feel are poor candidates.

Typical turn-around time varies depending on mods and scheduling but rarely exceeds 2-3 weeks.


PACKING AND RETURNING YOUR SL1200


DO NOT SEND THE FOLLOWING:
Dust Cover
Platter or Mat
Counterweights
Headshells
45 Adapter
TD-1200 Fluid Damper

Always ship with the original footers. If you have brass or other hard cone footers, remove them and replace with the original footers. If you don't have the original footers, just ship without footers and be sure to cusion the bottom of the box. The original footers are actually an integral part of the shipping system. The reduce shock to internal components.


Use the original Packing and box if you still have them. Double box your table into a second shipping box. They fit nicely in a Staples 18 X 24 X 12" Box.

If you don't have the Original Box. Carefully pack your 1200 by following these instructions.

When you are ready to ship your turntable, You can send it insured Parcel Post or Priority Mail to the P.O. Box listed below or call/email us for the UPS street Address. Either way, Please notify us that it is on the way.

KAB ELECTRO ACOUSTICS
P.O.BOX 2922
PLAINFIELD, NJ 07062, USA
PHONE 908-754-1479
FAX 908-222-3442


Building Your Custom 1200

Build your table by selecting mods below. when complete, click compute total cost at bottom then buy now to put your selection into the cart.

At checkout, choose custom order option, fill in information and click submit to send us the confirmation, then print out a copy and put it in the shipping box.


Choose Your Upgrades:(Prices include factory installation)
A. 78 RPM Speed $175 MK2 and MK5 Only [more info]
B. TD-1200 Tonearm Fluid Damper $149.00 [more info]
C. DC-1200 Internal Regulator With DC Cable. $50.00 more info
D. PS-1200 Outboard Power Supply( Includes DC-1200 and SX1200 ) $289.00 [more info]
D. PS-1200 220V Outboard Power Supply( Includes Socket Above and SX1200 ) $289.00 [more info]
E. RC-1200 Threaded Record Clamp $79.00(New Design) [more info]
F. KAB Super Record Grip MK2 $38.00 [more info]
G. SX-1200 Electronic Strobe On/Off Switch $50.00 [more info]


Options J or K will require separate cable sets which must be ordered separately.
All Rewires include KAB SuperFlex Litz wires, cotton damping and KAB Resonance Cap.
H. Tonearm Rewire $210.00. Captive KAB/Cardas SpiralAir All Litz Coax Cable 3 feet To High Quality RCA's Plus Ground Wire
I. Tonearm Rewire $194.00. Captive Cardas Litz Phono Cable 3 feet To High Quality RCA's Plus Ground Wire
J. Tonearm Rewire $169.00. Cardas to KAB PC-1200 RCA Phono Plate[2 RCA Females plus ground post]
K. Tonearm Rewire $169.00. Cardas to KAB/Cardas 5 pin DIN Phono Plate[This Requires right angle DIN connector]

L.   Goldring 2400 Audiophile Cartridge $475.00 [more goldring]
M.  KAB/Ortofon Concorde Pro S30 Integrated Cartridge $299.00 [more ortofon]
N.  Grado Gold-1 Audiophile Cartridge $240.00 [more grado]

O. Isonoe™ Machined Sorbothane Spring Isolator Feet $175 [more info]
P. Ortofon LW-6N Headshell Wires $40 [See It]

Now Click Here To Compute Total Cost

= Initial Cost Of Your Custom 1200 Work

SL 1200 Major Model Differences
MODEL Top Color Stylus
Illuminator
Headshell
Storage
Socket
8%
Pitch
8/16%
Pitch
Hi-FI
Wiring
Limited
Edition

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1200MK2 SILVER INCANDESCENT NO X     NO
1200MK2PK BLACK INCANDESCENT NO X     NO
1210MK2 BLACK INCANDESCENT YES X     NO
1200MK3, 3D SILVER INCANDESCENT YES X     NO
1200MK5 SILVER WHITE LED YES X     NO
1210MK5 BLACK WHITE LED YES X     NO
1210M5G SEMIGLOSS
METALFLAKE BLACK
BLUE LED YES   X X NO
1200GLD GLOSS BLACK BLUE LED YES   X X YES

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 33 45 RPM(Std.)
  • 78 RPM(Opt.)
  • Direct Drive System - Quartz Locked
  • F G Servo Control
  • Variable Speed 8% & 16%(m5g and gld)
  • W&F 0.025%
  • Peak W&F 0.035%
  • Rumble -79dB
  • Tracking Force 0-4 grs
  • Anti Skate Force 0-6 grs
  • Tracking Accuracy
    2.3 degrees outside groove
    0.32 degrees inner groove
  • Cable Capacitance 100 pF OFC fine strand copper and gold connectors for M5G and GLD
  • Effective Mass 12 grams
  • Dimensions 17 x 15 x 6"
  • Shipping Weight 35 Lbs

   Spec's can tell an awful lot. It's a shame so many Hi End companies have chosen to withhold this vital performance info. The Hi End magazines too should be ashamed for not testing the turntables they "review".

   The Frequency Generator Servo Control on the '1200 produces the most consistent rotational accuracy of any known drive system. Unlike most belt drive systems, it is completely immune to both static and dynamic stylus drag.

   The Tonearm bearings, polished to a finish of ± 0.5 microns, feature very low friction of 0.007 grams and the turntable body is a 3 section constrained layer non resonant affair. The Cast 5 Lb Platter system is damped both underneath and by the 1 Lb top mat.

For the tweakers, the Technics interconnect cable contributes 90 pF and the wire in the turntable and tonearm wand contribute 10 pF for 100pF total capacitance. So the interconnect rating is 2pF per inch or 24pF per foot. The cable on the M5G and GLD is abit thicker and claimed to be OFC fine strand copper. They also have gold plated connectors.

All Models employ the same build materials, platter and tonearm. The M5G and GLD have a dual range pitch control that is separately crystal controlled for unsurpassed accuracy and drift free performance. Also the M5G and GLD feature a static lateral tonearm damping system. This is for dj use and perhaps archival 78 RPM shallow grooves. It has no use in hi fi applications.


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KAB ELECTRO ACOUSTICS
P.O.BOX 2922
PLAINFIELD, NJ 07062, USA
PHONE 908-754-1479
FAX 908-222-3442