of a Lifetime
Any Technics SL-1200/1210 MK2, 3, or 5 can be turned into a KAB
The SL1210 M5G can only be fitted with a fixed 78 RPM speed. The dual range Pitch Control will not accept the modification.
Technics introduced the MKII version of this worldwide acclaimed turntable in 1979. Still selling at a rate of about 25,000 per year worldwide, and it remains the most widely used turntable today.
In December of 1994, KAB began shipping the Broadcast Standard version of the SL1200/1210. The success of this model continues unrivalled. Not surprisingly since there isn't a turntable out there that can match the performance features and value of a Technics SL-1200 with all 3 speeds.
The upgrade is somewhat complicated since it affects three separate internal functions and therefore cannot be offered as a kit.
The upgrade incorporates two new circuit boards and a total of 27 interconnections. Very high quality relays and precision components are used. This is critical since the KAB Broadcast Standard has found a home in Record Companies, Re-Mastering facilities, Radio Stations and Sound libraries around the world. Reliability and dependability are assured.
Once complete, the Turntable will have no outward signs that it has been modified. The new speed is coded into the existing speed buttons. The 45 button becomes a "shift key" and the 33 button becomes the 78 RPM button. Simply hold the 45 down and momentarily touch and release the 33. The 'table is now spinning at 78 RPM. Hit 33 or power down to restore the standard 2 speed operation. You can change speeds while the table is spinning.
All FEATURES ARE RETAINED
That means that the variable speed is quartz locked and provides a range of 72 - 85 RPM. The Strobe will indicate correctly also, locking in at 78.26 RPM and showing the + 3.3 and + 6.6 and - 3.3 as usual.
PACKING AND RETURNING YOUR SL1200
You will have to return the unit to KAB for the upgrade. Typical turn-around time is 3-5 days less shipping.
International Only: Shipping the entire table to us would be costly. however, if you are handy electronically, you can remove the main motor board and send it to us. KAB will install the upgrade, pre test it and return it to you. The motor board is easily removed. 3 main screws around the circuit board, 3 screws around the motor stator, and one screw holding the powersupply regulator transistor to the case. 2 push on wire connectors are easily removed. Only the 2 power supply wires will need to be cut and resoldered later. Place in an anti-static poly bag. The whole package should be less than 3 pounds packed for shipping. We reccomend using Global Express Mail shipping or some other trackable method. Our return shipping cost to your country can be estimated at here http://ircalc.usps.gov/
DO NOT SEND THE FOLLOWING:
Platter or Mat
Use the original Packing and box if you still have them. Double box your table in a second shipping box. They fit nicely in a Staples 18 X 22 X 12" Box.
If you don't have the Original Box. Carefully pack your 1200 into a properly fitting box and then into the second box as described above.
When you are ready to ship your turntable, You can send it insured Parcel Post or Priority Mail to the P.O. Box listed on the ORDER PAGE or call us for the UPS street Address. Either way, Please notify us that it is on the way.
The Cost of the upgrade is $175.00) Plus UPS US Only
78 RPM cartridges and Styli are extra and listed in the Phono Cartridges Section.
The Upgrade is warranted for 1 year.
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KAB ELECTRO ACOUSTICS
PLAINFIELD, NJ 07062, USA