Technics SL-1700

Technics SL-1700

Based on 24 reviews

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Great build quality and durability
Excellent sound quality
Reliable and low-maintenance
Many users report success with upgrading cartridges
Stable speed and quiet operation
Not compatible with as many cartridge options as other turntables
Some users caution against the P-mount T4P system
Older models may require repairs or servicing


The Technics SL-1700 turntable is highly praised for its solid build, dependability, and excellent sound quality. It is recommended as a good option for those looking for a vintage turntable, with many users suggesting it as a reliable and low-maintenance choice. The turntable is often paired with Audio Technica or Shure cartridges, and users have reported success with upgrading to higher-end cartridges. Some users caution against the P-mount T4P system, which limits cartridge options. Overall, the Technics SL-1700 is considered a great option for those looking for a vintage direct drive turntable.


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