This week’s Vinyl Tuesday Vintage Turntable Spotlight features a snazzy early-80s Technics SL-DL1.
The Technics SL-DL1 is a fully automatic turntable with a direct-drive motor. The unique thing about this turntable is the linear-tracking tonearm, which is actually housed in the dust cover and fitted with a high-performance moving-magnet cartridge. Other features include auto record size selection, 2-speed forward and reverse search function, and auto cueing with muting and repeat facility.
In short, this turntable has an elegant electronic design complemented by a sleek visual aesthetic. Popular all over the world upon its release, the Technics SL-DL1 remains a durable, reliable turntable and a bargain at $249.