Technics is set to resurrect its classic SP-10 as the SP-10R, what the company is referring to as the “most premium analog, direct-drive turntable to date.”
Upon being previewed via prototype at IFA 2017 in Berlin, we see the SP-10R boasting a hefty 7KG platter constructed from brass, aluminum and rubber. The power supply is then featured in a separate unit altogether, with hopes of eliminating vibration. "Cogging," a common rotation irregularity, is then done away with thanks to a coreless direct drive that Technics has used on previous models.
The SP-10R's wow and flutter rate then sits at a low 0.015 percent, in comparison to most quality turntables finding themselves at or under 0.25 percent.
In addition, Technics insists the SP-10R obtains the world's best signal-to-noise ratio at 92db.
For now, these are all the specs we have on Technics's new SP-10R turntable, which is expected to arrive in Summer 2018.
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