Technics SL-Q3

Technics SL-Q3

Based on 12 reviews

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Great build quality and precision
Fully automatic features
Reliable and high-quality option
Direct drive system
Ease of adjustment with P-mount T4P system
Not considered a premium deck by some
Limited cartridge choices with P-mount T4P system
Abysmal speed stability spec


The Technics SL-Q3 turntable is highly regarded for its solid and precise-feeling build, as well as its fully automatic features. It is recommended as a reliable and high-quality option for those looking for a direct drive turntable. Some users suggest upgrading to a Technics Direct Drive model with a half-inch mount for more cartridge options. The P-mount T4P system is noted for its ease of adjustment but limited cartridge choices. Overall, the Technics SL-Q3 is considered a top choice among vintage and modern turntables.


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