It may cost you, but the quality of the Technics SL-1000R Turntable is more than worth the investment. Based on the SP-10 platform, the SP-1000R adds in a tonearm and a plinth. The SP-10 is a coreless direct-drive motor with a two-sided rotor drive system. The rotor has stator coils on both sides for 12-pole and 18-pole drives. The SP-10 has an incredible 0.015 percent wow-and-flutter.
The platter consists of die-cast aluminum and rubber sandwiched in brass that weights only 7.9kg. The flywheel effect is stabilized by tungsten peripheral weights. The power supply is also ultra-low-noise and further prevents additional noise from being picked up by being separate from the turntable. The tonearm is a magnesium S-shaped unit that’s hand assembled in Japan. The plinth matches up to the look of the SP-1000R. The unit also includes a dust cover. In total, the turntable weighs in at just over 40kg.
With an expected price tag of $20,000, the faint of heart need not apply, but remember, you get what you pay for. In the case of the SP-1000R, you’ll be getting high-end equipment and sound. True audiophiles will appreciate what the SP-1000R can give.