a pair of noteworthy “turntables” for the home system from ELAC and Technics

Continuing a series of compact reviews of turntables [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]… This time we are looking at models that cost more than 125 thousand rubles. These are ELAC Miracord 60 and Technics SL-1500C.

ELAC Miracord 60 turntable - Audiomania.ru
ELAC Miracord 60 turntable – Audiomania.ru

[126 630] ELAC Miracord 60 developed on the basis of the classic turntables of this brand of the times “golden era»Hi-Fi. First of all, we are talking about the appearance and stylization, the filling of the system, of course, uses modern technologies and approaches to the design of players in this price segment.

The chassis for this model was made of MDF, and it turned out to be quite massive. [5,5 кг]… A special well for the motor was cut out in the table and isolated with a two-stage vibration damper. For the preparation of the latter, ELAC specialists were also involved, who are engaged in suspensions for the speakers of this brand. The engine driving the belt was supplied PID-controller, taking into account the speed of rotation of the disk using an optical sensor.

The 300 mm platter, 22 mm high, is made of aluminum alloy. Provided electronic control of rotation speed [33 / 45 об/мин]…

As you can see in close-ups in video review and in other pictures [например, в подробном обзоре от журналистов Stereo.ru], on a minimalist piano-lacquered table, a modern carbon fiber tone arm stands out. Its effective weight is 27.4 g, and there is a metal shell on the mount for quick replacement and selection of the right pickup. It allows the installation of a cartridge weighing 3.5-15 g and a clamping force of 0.5-5 g, plus – provides VTA adjustments [Vertical Tracking Angle], azimuth and anti-skating settings.

There is a pair of RCA jacks for output to a phono stage, integrated amplifier or AV receiver. Of course, there is a dust cover and damping feet. By the way, we have there is a discounted version of this turntable. This is a display case with minor flaws for 99 thousand rubles. [на 27 тысяч меньше стоимости новой модели]… You can take it only after a personal inspection in our store.


[129 990] Technics SL-1500C – no less interesting turntable from a Japanese brand. Here the chassis and 332mm platter are made of aluminum. The weight of the latter is more than 20% of the total for this system [9,9 кг]and the chassis can be combined with a fiberglass-reinforced ABS plate.

Another feature is a direct drive from the engine with stabilization system and electronic speed control [33 / 45 / 78 об/мин]…

Technics SL-1500C turntable – Audiomania.ru

230mm S-arm tonearm – with auto-lift function – supplied for SL-1500C with Ortofon 2M Red cartridge mounted [7000]… The system is almost completely ready for use after unpacking and does not require additional tuning, and the tonearm is distinguished by extremely accurate tracking. Its height can be easily changed in the event of a cartridge replacement.

This model is equipped with a built-in MM phono stage, so it can be connected directly to the line input of an AV receiver or amplifier. By the way, the expert’s impressions of listening are in Review “What Hi-Fi?” and on Stereo.ru, and even more large shots of the turntable components are presented here


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