The Technics SL-DZ1200, the world?s first Direct-Drive Digital Turntable, looks-and more importantly feels-like spinning wax on a classic 1200. The distinctive slip surface on the 10" platter lets you spin, scratch, break, and otherwise work a track in a number of formats, including CD, MP3 and AAC. Along with its realistic vinyl feel and classic direct drive, the SL-DZ1200 also lets you store, playback, scratch and loop sampled media from a removable SD memory card. About the size of a postage stamp, these cards store all your favorite samples, songs-even whole albums. And although they won't ever be able to replace vinyl, they're a whole heck of a lot easier to carry around than a crate of records.
It looks like Technics is about to kick off a whole new era for the DJ-again.
Classic Technics Direct-Drive Motor-
The Technics Direct-Drive system, which incorporates the platter as an actual component of the motor, was introduced with the SP-10 in 1969 as a way to eliminate the drag, inevitable breakage and slow start-up speeds associated with belt-driven players. With the reliable rotation, instant response and long life you have come to expect from Technics analog models, the SL-DZ1200 boasts the same quartz crystal controlled Direct-Drive that has been the choice of professional DJs for over thirty years.
Traditional Vinyl Characteristics-
It's easy to adjust to the SL-DZ1200. With adjustable break and start-up speeds, a 10" platter, vinyl simulation effects and slip surface combined with its familiar look & feel, the SL-DZ1200 sounds and responds just like your analog decks.
The SL-DZ1200 lets you find a cue point, save it and return to it at the touch of a button. Four self-illuminating cue pads allow you to set, save and seamlessly cue from exactly the point of your choice. It can memorize 50 sets (more if stored on an SD card) of 10 cue points as individual "albums." Each "album" also stores your settings for the four cue pads, loop points, auto cue condition and effects. As soon as your SD memory card or disc is loaded, your pre-saved settings are instantly available.
Sample Pads/Sample Looping-
Sample pads allow for editing, overlapping and playing back multiple samples. By sampling musical phrases, using the editing function to set the In and Out points, looping and mixing various samples, you can play the SL-DZ1200 like an instrument and use it to create original compositions.
SD Memory Card-
The SD memory card is a removable, reusable device about the size of a postage stamp, and is capable of holding hours of media. Using the SZ-CB8 SD Audio Recording Kit, you can store your samples, scratches, breaks-even whole albums-and play an entire set using just a couple SD memory cards.
Easy To Read Central Display-
The big, easy to read central display lets you know your exact BPM, elapsed time, and remaining time, as well as other track and play data. Adjust the display angle for easy reading in traditional or battle style play.
Vibration Resistant Design-
A heavy, die cast aluminum body, rugged CD mechanism and double spring insulator feet provide exceptional vibration resistance.
Change the tempo of a track without affecting its pitch throughout the DZ-1200's entire (?8-?50) pitch range.
Switch from forward to backwards play, and then back again without missing a beat. And you can adjust the precision to suit your needs--use the "Instant Change" button to make the switch instant, or flip it off to drag, stop and spin-up the track.
Not available on jog dial CD decks, this feature gives you the ability to free wheel or coast like on an analog deck with the push of a button.
Display BPM, remaining time, and other play data
Cue Bank Yes
Cue Pads Yes (memory for 4 cue points)
Digital Forward/Reverse Yes
Drive Method Direct-Drive
Vinyl Sim Yes
Pitch Lock Yes
Free Wheel Yes
Tempo Control Yes
Sample Pads Yes
Adjustable Braking Speed Yes
Built-In CD Player Yes
SD Card Slot Yes
Media Compatibility CD, CD-R/RW, SD Cards, MP3, AAC
Control Terminal for Relay Play Yes
Line Out Yes
Digital Out Yes (coaxial)
Mode Switch Yes (Turntable Mode/CD Player Mode)
Number of Channels 2 (left and right, stereo)
Frequency Response 4Hz to 20kHz
Output Voltage 2Vrms (at 0dB) (JEITA)
S/N Ratio 100dB (JEITA)
Output Impedance Approximately 1kilo-ohm
Load Impedence More than 10kilo-ohms
Headphone Output Level 20mW max. 32 ohms (adjustable)
Pickup Wavelength 780nm
Supported MP3 Bitrates (CD) 32kbps to 192kbps (128kbps recommended)
Supported MP3 Sampling Frequency (CD) 48kHz / 44.1kHz / 32kHz
Audio Formats Supported (SD) MPEG2-AAC/MP3
Sampling Frequency (SD) 48kHz / 44.1kHz / 32kHz
Power Supply AC 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption 20W
Dimensions (H x W x D) 43/8" x 1239/64" x 13"
Weight 12.8 lbs