This model was the first nice table I ever owned and I consider them to be the workhorse of the late 70's early 80's Technics tables. They are heavy, well built, and perform great. The direct drive means no belts to change, and you get the Technics direct drive reliability. I lubed the motor bearings, cleaned the speed pots and set all of the tonearm functions accordingly. This is a plug and play ready table which sounds great. I carry MANY of these tables in inventory.
This table is the same as the D2 model except without the semi-auto return function. The stop button on the D2 becomes the on/ off switch on the D1. Besides that the tables are identical. One available.
The full auto version of the D2. Comes with a repeat selector select switch which can be set for full repeat or from zero to six. One available.
Very cool (I love my hobby) full auto belt drive SL-235 turntable. If you want, grab a 33 rpm Technics stacker spindle and you can have one serious old school looking table. As usual with my inventory the table has been thoroughly gone through and all functions operate correctly. A Grado MT+ cartridge is responsible for the tunes, and it sounds great. The dust-cover on this one is exceptionally clean! Plug and play ready with all features gone through and operating at 100%.
1981 direct drive semi-auto model which actually has better rumble and wow & flutter numbers than the D2 series tables. This model has a more sleek appearance than it's predecessors and also has the cue mechanism on the exterior of the dustcover. Two available, really nice table!
This is the full auto version of the SL-D202. One available.
Full-auto direct drive table from circa 1988. The p-mount design allows for easy cartridge changes and the overall operation is very simple. The difference between a Technics S tonearm or straight tonearm is purely aesthetic. On the straight tonearm the headshell is offset at the very end of the arm which achieves the correct angle. One in stock
The direct drive full-auto predecessor to the D3 with two major features that most users consider an advantage. Having the cue mechanism on the outside of the dust-cover and having separate pitch controls for both 33 and 45 rpm. Nice heavy unit which has the same reliability of the D3
$240 / $320
These tables are the big boys of the D series. Comes with or without the stacker spindle (price difference). If you don't use the stacker option you basically have a D3 with a taller dust cover. I currently have two of these tables available.
I choose my belt drive tables very carefully and the SL-23 semi-auto is by far one of my favorites (love the look and simplicity). The wood plinth is solid and the rubber feet do a great job for isolating vibrations. The tonearm is Technics quality (great) and the simplicity of design is fantastic. The table has been thoroughly gone through with a new belt installed and all switches and speed pots detoxed. The table looks great and sounds just as good.
1977-1978 full-auto direct drive beauty. Nice heavy machine with great aesthetics and performance. Thoroughly gone through, plug and play ready. Grab yourself a stacker spindle for a serious old school look! One in stock
$250 / $330
Time warp back into 1977. This is one of the nicest tables I have ever come across, and it is about as perfect as you could ask for considering it's over 40 years old. This is a stacker spindle ready table, or you can you just use the single play spindle which is shown in the photos. I thoroughly cleaned both speed pots, lubed all necessary areas including the motor bearings, and properly adjusted the tonearm. This is a SL-3300 with the stacker option.
Here's a badass Technics SL-5200 direct drive semi-auto table. This was produced in 1978 and it is quite the heavy and reliable beast. The 5200 is the model I use every day for my own personal listening. It features either quartz lock or a pitch wheel for speed control (weird but very cool). The stylus light is actually very useful and VERY bright. The table looks and operates at 100%. A highly regarded AT cartridge with a new elliptical stylus currently sits on the table.
My inventory changes weekly.