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Technics SL-23 (Belt Drive Turntable)

Technics SL-23 (Belt Drive Turntable)

Regular price £250.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £250.00 GBP
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  • Previously Owned
  • Collection Only from Holdrons Arcade Peckham
  • Demonstration Available Upon Request (email us)

This vintage Technics SL23 turntable is a must-have for any audiophile or vinyl enthusiast. With its belt-driven mechanism, this turntable provides a smooth and accurate playback experience.

The turntable was manufactured in Japan in 1976, making it a classic piece of audio equipment. The SL23 features both 45RPM and 33.3RPM speed settings and comes with a phono audio output. This turntable is perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of retro style to their home audio setup.

Technics is perhaps best known for the SL-1200 series of direct-drive turntables and the lovely SL-10 linear tracker. They actually manufactured a huge range of machines at varying price points though, many of them fantastic decks. The SL-23 is one of them, a belt-driven turntable with an FG (frequency generator) servo-controlled DC motor with IC drive.

Technics took belt-drive, added Japanese engineering, quality and refinement, catapulting the affordable belt-drive sector to the next level. The SL-23 features an S-shaped tonearm, automatic arm return and shut-off and much better performance than many similarly priced belt-drive decks of the time.

The deck comes with a combined moving magnet cartridge and head-shell and it’s a very decent-sounding combination. The Sl-23 also features a strobe and vernier adjustment of both 33 and 45 rpm speeds, a very nice touch. 

The Technics SL-23 is a lovely turntable and the bonus is that you get a proper vintage hi-fi classic, some Japanese hi-fi heritage and it’s a Technics, so you know it’s good!


  • Please see photographs for condition and marks. The most obvious is a scratch on the tonearm and dent on the front Technics nameplate.
  • Plastic dust cover is in excellent condition with no cracks or visible scratches.
  • Sale of turntable includes Rubber Slipmat and Technics Headshell.
  • Does not include Stanton 505 Cartridge / Stylus.


  • Type: Frequency Generator Servo Turntable
  • Drive Method: Belt Drive
  • Motor: Dc Motor
  • Turntable Platter: Aluminium Diecast 300mm
  • Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
  • Speed Change: Electronic
  • Pitch Control: 6%
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.05% Wrms
  • Rumble: -65db
  • Tonearm: Universal S-shaped Tubular Arm
  • Effective Length: 220mm
  • Overhang: 14mm
  • Offset Angle: 22 Degrees
  • Stylus Pressure Range: 0 to 4g
  • Cartridge Weight Range: 3 to 8.5g
  • Dimensions: 135 X 428 X 348mm
  • Weight: 6.5kg

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