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Determining the age of your Technics 1200.

DJ SPAIR 6:45 AM - 23 February, 2011
Found this article on wiki. Thought all us Technics owners and pre purchasers might find this interesting and informative.If you've purchased 1200's second hand or plan to you should definitely give this a read!

"It is possible to tell the year (and the month) when the SL-1200 was manufactured from the serial number on the back or bottom of the turntable. SL-1200 serial numbers are in two different formats, depending on the date of manufacture. It isn't exactly possible to determine the decade in which the SL-1200 in question was manufactured, as the serial number contains only the last digit of the year. If the year digit is 8, the turntable may have been manufactured in 1978, 1988, 1998 or 2008. If the year digit is 0, the turntable may have been manufactured in 1980, 1990 or 2000. One rule of thumb is that old-format serial numbers belong to SL-1200s manufactured during the 1970s and 1980s, while new-format serial numbers belong to SL-1200s manufactured during the 1990s and beyond.

Old-format serial number: NHOJF20765 (SL-1200 manufactured 1982)
The first digit shows the year when the turntable was manufactured. These serial numbers contain no indication of the month of manufacture. It should be noted that serial numbers in this format contain no letters following digits.

New-format serial number: GE4FB001154 (SL-1200MK2 manufactured June 2004)
The first digit shows the year when the turntable was manufactured, while the month of manufacture is indicated by the letter following it. Months are coded as letters between A and L inclusive; A indicates January, B indicates February, and so on, so F indicates June.

In addition to the above, all the SL-1200MK2s from the 1970s and early 1980s have a 4-inch-diameter (100 mm) plate where the RCA and ground wires enter the chassis in the rubber base of the unit. The later models have a smaller hole through which the wires enter the unit. "
DJ metaphor 8:03 AM - 23 February, 2011
Can't figure out the age of my MK5s. i think that the serial number format is different.
skratchworx 8:06 AM - 23 February, 2011
I would cut one in half and count the rings.
ninos 8:13 AM - 23 February, 2011
on the serial number, isint the 10th number that determines the age, like a VIN on a car?
Dubplate10" 10:03 AM - 23 February, 2011
Marked - but I know I got them 15 years ago from new :)
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 12:24 PM - 23 February, 2011
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I would cut one in half and count the rings.


Ha...

Then you'd have 1/2 a 12.
LJ_WOOLSEY 12:59 PM - 23 February, 2011
wow mine are from 1988 then LOL
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 1:36 PM - 23 February, 2011
I bought mine NEW in 1985.
skratchworx 2:15 PM - 23 February, 2011
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Quote:


I would cut one in half and count the rings.


Ha...

Then you'd have 1/2 a 12.

If I'm honest, this has never worked with other tech I've tried.
Dj-M.Bezzle 3:07 PM - 23 February, 2011
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Quote:

I would cut one in half and count the rings.


Ha...

Then you'd have 1/2 a 12.


sixxx?
DJ_X_Trodinaire 2:10 PM - 26 November, 2015
Bump for the newer Technics 1200s owners.
vadz 8:05 AM - 24 March, 2016
thanks, knowledge is power. mine are:
MK2: 2005, August
MK3: 2002, December
MikeHam 7:34 PM - 1 April, 2016
SN of my 1200 MK2 is MJ3K29D142.....any idea year of manufacture?

Mike
Phoenix
vadz 6:02 AM - 2 April, 2016
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MJ3K29D142.....
Phoenix

November 2003
DJ Irv 3:15 PM - 2 April, 2016
Amazing that it was so ahead of it's time and reliable people still have ones from 1980s running tip top.
HighTopFade 4:07 AM - 3 April, 2016
Recently picked up a new in box MK2. It has an early serial number. Hard to believe it sat untouched for possibly over 34 years.
DJ Irv 1:26 PM - 3 April, 2016
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Recently picked up a new in box MK2. It has an early serial number. Hard to believe it sat untouched for possibly over 34 years.


That's a quick flip for several hundred.
ballstink 3:09 PM - 26 April, 2016
mj4k14e028. i just had to replace the pop up light now. i think i have the oldest deck here. i win.
DJ_X_Trodinaire 11:21 AM - 27 April, 2016
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mj4k14e028. i just had to replace the pop up light now. i think i have the oldest deck here. i win.


We need proof, show a picture of your SN# :P
vadz 11:51 AM - 27 April, 2016
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mj4k14e028. i just had to replace the pop up light now. i think i have the oldest deck here. i win.


We need proof, show a picture of your SN# :P


...and the insides (below the platter) please... just curious how it looks like and what's the condition of elements...
markemarkthedj 11:51 PM - 3 May, 2016
Can anyone help with this Ser number -GE2FA001502
The Return of Dj Sparky 12:30 AM - 4 May, 2016
if there is hair on the pitch they are old enough, haha
Tomsjuan 10:19 PM - 12 May, 2016
I'm completely lost. The serial number on these old one I have is: MJ3808D115. I know they are at leas pre-95, cuz that's when I bought them off some coked out studio engineer.
IamKingKong 12:02 PM - 4 August, 2016
I'm struggling with mine.... it's NH1BJ29677.
IamKingKong 12:17 PM - 4 August, 2016
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I'm completely lost. The serial number on these old one I have is: MJ3808D115. I know they are at leas pre-95, cuz that's when I bought them off some coked out studio engineer.



Hey....... i think i know that guy, haha.
DJ Brian.D 9:38 AM - 27 August, 2016
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Can anyone help with this Ser number -GE2FA001502


June 2002
CDJG 4:03 PM - 29 August, 2016
Can anyone help with this one diff format:

CG8818F047 ?

Thanks
Lyot 11:48 AM - 2 October, 2016
Mine are, I believe, from 1976 : MJ6J01F068 .. Bought them in 1994 and owner told me they were 14 years old at the time. Already quite messed up at the time. I believe he might have downplayed their age a bit.
HighTopFade 8:03 PM - 2 October, 2016
Anyone know the manufacturing years of the gray market 1200s? The ones with the voltage switch under the platter.
kip 4:31 AM - 3 October, 2016
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Mine are, I believe, from 1976

They were not yet invented in 1976, unless you have mk1.
kip 4:39 AM - 3 October, 2016
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Anyone know the manufacturing years of the gray market 1200s? The ones with the voltage switch under the platter.

I believe there was international model with voltage switch from the beginning of production.
kip 5:02 AM - 3 October, 2016
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CG8818F047 ?


1988, August 18, 47th unit made that day.
Should have larger hole on the bottom than usual, exposing the entire armbase. Does it?
kip 6:31 AM - 3 October, 2016
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MJ3808D115


1983, August 08, 115th unit made that day.
Should have larger hole on the bottom than usual, exposing the entire armbase. Does it?
kip 6:36 AM - 3 October, 2016
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NH1BJ29677

1982 or 81. See previous comment and check the bottom.
Mauricio Espinoza 9:44 AM - 13 October, 2016
GE1BX001044?
kip 10:41 AM - 13 October, 2016
February 1991 or 2001. Remove the platter and check for a cutout in the chassis in the 9:00 to 11:00 o'clock positions. This cutout appeared in later models.
nikgusta 2:49 PM - 22 December, 2016
Can someone please help me with mine?

GE2EL56742

Best regards Niklas from Sweden
kip 6:40 PM - 22 December, 2016
May 1992 or 2002. If it has cutout in the chassis under the platter at 9-11 o'clock position - should be 2002.
spicykaiju 2:11 PM - 1 January, 2017
I just picked up a pair of 1200's in really great condition. I disassembled and gave them a good deep clean. I need to replace one tonearm which is slightly bent, otherwise pitch, brake and the rest of both decks are perfect.

Based on the serial numbers, I'm guessing 1981? Only one owner, 80's DJ, who bought them new in Switzerland and have had them in storage since. Only thing is that they both don't have the 10cm cutout below the tonearm base.

NHODF15204
NHODF15197

Greetings from Switzerland!
kip 7:46 PM - 1 January, 2017
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NHODF15204
NHODF15197

Should be 1981.
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Only thing is that they both don't have the 10cm cutout below the tonearm base.

No round hole of any diameter, completely closed? Interesting.
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I disassembled

They have only rubber base and top aluminum cabinet, no hard plastic compound block in between? Hinges should be different too.
spicykaiju 7:54 PM - 1 January, 2017
Hey kip,

No not completely closed, a smaller circular opening - approx 3-4 cm in diameter. Yes they do have the hard and heavy slab between the aluminium top and the rubber bottom. I'll take a few pics next time I open them up, which will be soon. I'm replacing both tone arms and pitch faders - might as well as they don't cost that much to replace as I can do the work myself.

Incidentally the model information at the back is SL-1200MK2-E (E used for Switzerland / Sweden I believe)

It will be great to have a pair of mint '81 wheels of steel in the studio!

Cheers and Happy New Year!
kip 8:14 PM - 1 January, 2017
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No not completely closed, a smaller circular opening - approx 3-4 cm in diameter.

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Yes they do have the hard and heavy slab between the aluminium top and the rubber bottom.

That is very strange for a 1981 model. The slab and the smaller diameter were introduced later, mid 80s, according to info floating around the net.
Sandervdijk 12:22 AM - 3 January, 2017
Hi all, new on this forum and just bought a sl1200mk2. Hope to learn and contribute were possible. Want to turn this machine in a real nice Custom TT with the mods availible. Is it possible to let me know the date this TT was produced. Serial DK1917d033

Thanks in advance
kip 12:36 AM - 3 January, 2017
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Serial DK1917d033

1981 September 17
33rd unit produced that day
Can you check the underside and report the diameter of the hole under the tonearm base? Or post a photo?
Sandervdijk 1:00 AM - 3 January, 2017
I cann't find a way to post a photo on my iPhone... it is a 10cm hole covered nu a plate and rca and ground are entering the base there
kip 1:35 AM - 3 January, 2017
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it is a 10cm hole

Then the date I posted is confirmed.
Norville 12:05 AM - 4 January, 2017
Ok, so I have managed to determine that my SL-1210 Turntable is either from 1993 or 2003 judging by the serial number GE3CN50954 , now in order to find out if it's a 93 och 03 one should look for a cutout under the platter between clock positions 9 and 11. I can't seem to find one but I don't know how this cutout is supposed to look like. Can someone explain in more detail?
kip 1:44 AM - 4 January, 2017
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how this cutout is supposed to look like

i198.photobucket.com
d9 1:46 PM - 4 February, 2017
Hi! I'd like to know the year of manufactured of a ser. no. NH0GF28305.
THANKS,
d9
kip 4:26 PM - 4 February, 2017
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NH0GF28305

Should be 1982. Does it have 10cm hole on the bottom under the tonearm?
d9 4:36 PM - 4 February, 2017

Should be 1982. Does it have 10cm hole on the bottom under the tonearm?

No, it doesn't anything
d9 4:38 PM - 4 February, 2017
No, it doesn't have anything
kip 4:50 PM - 4 February, 2017
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No, it doesn't have anything

What do you mean? There's a hole where the audio cable goes out of the unit.
d9 4:55 PM - 4 February, 2017

What do you mean? There's a hole where the audio cable goes out of the unit.

Yes, you are right!; but it's very small.
kip 5:36 PM - 4 February, 2017
How's the hinge slot on the back? Square or thin wide?
d9 5:55 PM - 4 February, 2017
It's square
kip 7:07 PM - 4 February, 2017
Then it might be not from '82, although the number format suggests that. One other thing to check is if it has the plastic slab inside - then it's newer.
d9 3:28 PM - 5 February, 2017
I think it's newer. Thanks a lot kip
Suikerblok 8:05 PM - 18 February, 2017
I know this is about the 1200 series, but ima owner of a 1700 series. Im tryin to find the production date for it. Anyone know how to read the 1700 serial?

Thanks.
DJ Dub Cowboy 3:35 AM - 23 February, 2017
DA1K 12D053

This is was the most unusual 1200 I have opened in probably the ~150 that I worked on.

one piece rubber weight and 3 pins on the pitch fader instead of 4.
DJ Dub Cowboy 3:37 AM - 23 February, 2017
^ I'm guessing it's from 1981
sean vick 5:32 AM - 26 February, 2017
GE0HX66310 ?
kip 12:09 PM - 26 February, 2017
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GE0HX66310 ?

Is it letter O or digit zero after E?
sean vick 3:51 AM - 27 February, 2017
I honestly cannot tell...I could send you a pic if you have somewhere I could send?
kip 2:10 PM - 27 February, 2017
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I honestly cannot tell...

Compare it to the last digit which is zero. And check if you haven't missed one digit after X also.
sean vick 5:09 AM - 28 February, 2017
Ok, both are zeros..GE0HX66310, I've triple checked it, no other digits.. Thank you in advance for all of the help.
kip 12:33 PM - 2 March, 2017
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GE0HX66310

It's a bit unusual that there are 5 instead of 6 digits after the X. That aside, I'd read August 1990 or 2000. If it has cutout like this s198.photobucket.com in the 9-11 o'clock position under the platter it's 2000, but the lack of it is not guarantee being from 1990.
Also check the hole where the audio cables exit the unit - if it's wide about 10cm the above said is not correct, report back.
Gedster 9:29 PM - 6 March, 2017
Hi

Could anyone tell me how old mine are?

GE8LX89236 / GE8LX89146

Has a small hole where the audio cable comes out and has the cut out sort of but a big box there rather than that round thingy

Thanks
DJRIQ 9:26 AM - 7 March, 2017
I would like to know my production dates:

NN9JF11688
NN0BF18170
kip 7:10 PM - 7 March, 2017
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has the cut out sort of but a big box there rather than that round thingy

Look for the cutout on the edge that works as a position securer for the plastic cover under the platter, without removing it (the cover), do not look under the cover.
kip 7:33 PM - 7 March, 2017
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NN9JF11688
NN0BF18170

1999, October
2000, February

But could be 10 years plus. Does it have the cutout? Can you post a picture of the rca connectors?
sl1200 4:58 AM - 10 March, 2017
How old are my pair:

GE6HB01016R
GE6HB01017R
sl1200 1:39 PM - 10 March, 2017
I'm guess Aug 21106
sl1200 1:39 PM - 10 March, 2017
2006
DJ Dub Cowboy 4:05 PM - 10 March, 2017
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How old are my pair:

GE6HB01016R
GE6HB01017R


pretty sweet to have sequential serial numbers. I haven't even seen that happen with limited edition pairs.
kip 8:31 PM - 10 March, 2017
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GE6HB01016R
GE6HB01017R

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I'm guess Aug 2006

Yes, if it has the cutout. If not - probably 1996.
Peniledrip 4:10 PM - 16 March, 2017
SJ8518F492
Schytz 7:31 PM - 16 March, 2017
I'm a bit confused. On the bottom I found one number and on the platter another one. Which one is the right one?

Bottom: SFNZ10EM05
Platter: SFNZ520M31

Also when is it from? I got it from my parents who got it from a local bar back in the '90s.
Daddydappa 1:30 PM - 27 March, 2017
Hello could you help me age my 1210 mk2 please. Rgn0930-k1 thanks in advance
usyoungsters 11:31 AM - 15 April, 2017
I have a SL-1200 Mk6 with Serial Number GE0SC001146 which does seem to conform to date format It could be 2010 possibly but without month indication. I believe the Mk6 was only made from 2007 onwards to 2010 but I am not 100% certain of exact dates and it was only sold in Japan, mine was 100V input voltage when I obtained it and I had to instal a new 240VAC to 27VDC External Power Supply (removed original Transformer and Power Board). Works beautifully.
It does have the slots under the platter between 09.00 & 11.00 and there are a couple of numbers on the underside of the platter inside the motor ring magnet. 00715050 & 00915029

Can anyone advise?

Thanks.
kip 12:33 PM - 15 April, 2017
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I have a SL-1200 Mk6 with Serial Number GE0SC001146

September 2010
usyoungsters 1:04 PM - 15 April, 2017
Reply to kip:
Thanks for your quick reply. Can you please tell me how you get September.

Presumably one of the last decks if they ceased manufacture in 2010.

Best regards
kip 2:56 AM - 16 April, 2017
For unknown reason in 2010 they marked September with S instead of the usual I. There are also units produced in October 2010, afaik.
usyoungsters 2:23 PM - 16 April, 2017
Reply to kip:

Thanks for the explanation, fooled me, I could not make the preceding logic work.

Appreciate your help.

Best regards
Dubcap 12:48 PM - 20 April, 2017
hey Guys i've a little question...
i've an technics 1200 really holder..and its a complete different to other one i've
the bottom case is different...the black base is one don't have the other one black inside...the turntables...

DK1807D045

have anyone some info about??
kip 3:00 PM - 20 April, 2017
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DK1807D045

1981 August 7th, 45th unit produced that day.
kip 3:03 PM - 20 April, 2017
Early models didn't have the plastic inside.
IDRIS 12:15 AM - 29 April, 2017
hi everyone , can someone tell me plz in which year mine 1200's mk2 where made .
serial number is GEOFX51829........XG.

thank you.
Vins008 6:00 PM - 9 May, 2017
Hello , i have an oldest version with the big hole under the tone arm

i want to know the year

Serial : DA0710C212

on some old serial , i don't understand how you find the year , can you explain me Mr Kip !

Thanks !!
kip 12:55 AM - 10 May, 2017
1980, July 10th, 212 unit produced that day.
Vins008 7:50 AM - 10 May, 2017
thanks mr Kip , you find the year with the 2 first letters ? DA = 1980 ??
DJ Dub Cowboy 6:37 PM - 10 May, 2017
first numerical digit ... so 0 = 1980 or 1990 or 2000 or 2010 depending on some of the other differences such as the already mentioned large hole under tonearm.
kip 2:35 AM - 11 May, 2017
Yes, there's a scheme floating around the net, look and you'll find it.
DB77 9:55 PM - 11 May, 2017
Anybody help me with mine please
I worked out the month (july) but then i'm lost

GE6GS85587

Thanks
kip 10:32 PM - 11 May, 2017
1996 or 2006 if it has cutout @9-11 o'clock beneath the platter.
DB77 2:03 PM - 12 May, 2017
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'82, although the number format suggests that. One other thing to check is if it has the plastic slab inside


Thanks. Doesn't have the cut out so must be 96 although i'd of thought it was the later without that info as its immaculate.
AndySkiles 10:04 AM - 13 May, 2017
Hello, I am having a difficult time identifying the manufacturing information of my 1200MK2. It's actually listed as a 1200MK2P-K. It's got the black matte finish and the serial number is GE8EW10510. I cannot find any information on the MK2PK on any of the timeline or history websites. It was purchased for me as a gift before 1998. Thanks for any help you can provide.
nakata_b 11:26 AM - 15 May, 2017
Hi
At last i bore my 1210MK2. And the next is, thats why i write this to you, Kip, is find out my technics date of birth. I read everything here in this post and i'm stuck. How it look like and were to such this "cut out @9-11 o'clock beneath the platter"? Can you upload pictures of this. My serial number is GE6BS72680.
Tanks in advance.
Nakata
nakata_b 11:40 AM - 15 May, 2017
Hi again. My SN is GE6BS726801996 or 2006? Is it posible to be 2006? Is there production of it?
kip 3:14 AM - 16 May, 2017
February 1996 or 2006.
With cutout static.webshopapp.com
without cutout static.webshopapp.com
nakata_b 6:57 AM - 16 May, 2017
1996
Tanks, Kip.
Dennie 9:30 AM - 27 May, 2017
I bought a second-hand SL1200MK2 yesterday. The serial number is: MJ6422F106. Could anyone tell me when it was made? As far as I understand, it would be the 22nd of April, 1986? Or is it 1996? Or even 2006? lol. Thanks!
kip 5:50 PM - 28 May, 2017
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22nd of April, 1986?

Yes, 106th unit made that day.
DonCarter 10:25 AM - 10 June, 2017
Can someone help

I am trying to determine the age of my Technics turntables. But it is unclear whether older models have the cutout missing in the chassis or the newer models and from which year to which year do we consider older models and when did the newer models began?


2. Remove the platter and check for a cutout in the chassis in the 9:00 to 11:00 o'clock positions. This cutout also appeared around 2000. ??? very vague

My serial number indicates its either from 1994/5 or 2004/5. Bought my tables all recently and they were all in NM condition. Under the platter its very clean I have not unscrewed the black top plate yet.

Thanks

SL-1210MK2-E
GE4LR60605

SL-1210MK2-PC
GE5DS50793
nakata_b 2:41 PM - 10 June, 2017
With cutout static.webshopapp.com
without cutout static.webshopapp.com
kip 9:23 PM - 10 June, 2017
Zugasti 10:36 AM - 3 August, 2017
Hello everybody from Spain.

Mine is:
SL-1200MK2-E
MJ7407F228

So it's the 228th made during the April 7th of 1987. Isn't it?

Thank you.
IDRIS 12:32 PM - 3 August, 2017
hi KIP , can YOU tell me plz in which year mine SL 1200's mk2 where made .
serial number is GEOFX51829.

thank you.
kip 11:32 AM - 5 August, 2017
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Hello everybody from Spain.

Mine is:
SL-1200MK2-E
MJ7407F228

So it's the 228th made during the April 7th of 1987. Isn't it?

Thank you.


Yes.
kip 11:33 AM - 5 August, 2017
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hi KIP , can YOU tell me plz in which year mine SL 1200's mk2 where made .
serial number is GEOFX51829.

thank you.

Looks like 1985.
IDRIS 1:05 PM - 5 August, 2017
thanx :)
jdubdj 8:15 PM - 7 August, 2017
Sorry to ask but my 1200mk2's are MJ7330F191 and MJ7330f132...any ideas on the year?

Thank you.
Jdub
kip 11:18 PM - 8 August, 2017
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Sorry to ask but my 1200mk2's are MJ7330F191 and MJ7330f132...any ideas on the year?

Thank you.
Jdub

1987, 30 March
191st and 132nd unit.
TomSawyer 8:36 PM - 15 August, 2017
Hello , Mr.Kip
Can you help me with my 1210 Please ?
1 1210 m3d with code: GE2HA001179
2 1210 mk2 with code: GE7FCO1111R
Want to know the year ?
THX
kip 8:50 PM - 15 August, 2017
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GE2HA001179

2002 August
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GE7FCO1111R

2007 June

That's if there's a cutout at 10 o'clock on the chassis below the platter.
serato.com
AM Mars 12:05 AM - 23 August, 2017
I'm considering buying some MJ4K12E004, MJ4K09E200....So these are Nov 1984?
kip 8:10 AM - 23 August, 2017
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So these are Nov 1984?

I'd read it that way.
HPP303 8:49 AM - 24 August, 2017
1200mk2-A SFNZ122S10 SFNZ023S01
kip 9:03 AM - 24 August, 2017
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1200mk2-A SFNZ122S10 SFNZ023S01

Can't find any reference about this format. Make sure if that's the real serial number.
Noambi 2:34 PM - 24 August, 2017
Hey, is possible that some of them doesnt have serial number on the top and bottom side? Where else can i look for serial number, becouse i cant find it. And i also noticed that this one is more yelowish silver. Secound tecnics that i have it has serial number on it, and its nice silver colour. Maybe the one that doesnt have serial number is more old. But why it doesnt have serial number.. if someone can help me.
Noambi 2:35 PM - 24 August, 2017
Hey, is it possible that some of them doesnt have serial number on the top and bottom side? Where else can i look for serial number, becouse i cant find it. And i also noticed that this one is more yelowish silver. Secound tecnics that i have it has serial number on it, and its nice silver colour. Maybe the one that doesnt have serial number is more old. But why it doesnt have serial number.. if someone can help me.
kip 10:51 PM - 24 August, 2017
Number is on the back side usually. Or the bottom.
Michael Graf 5:15 PM - 6 September, 2017
Hi. I have two sl 1200 mk2

GE1JX001651
GE1JX001454

October 2001 with cutout from 9:00 to 11:00

October 1991 without cutout.

Is it right???
Mr. Goodkat 6:24 PM - 6 September, 2017
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Hey, is it possible that some of them doesnt have serial number on the top and bottom side?


prob more possible they were stolen and someone took them off
Noambi 8:38 PM - 6 September, 2017
its easy to get serial number off the turntable.. i hope they were not stolen, but probably they are, because why would someone take serial number off if its not stolen :/ is there any serial number inside the turntable?
popnwave 9:21 PM - 6 September, 2017
Stolen or knock offs :D
kip 11:55 PM - 6 September, 2017
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Hi. I have two sl 1200 mk2

GE1JX001651
GE1JX001454

October 2001 with cutout from 9:00 to 11:00

October 1991 without cutout.

Is it right???

Could be, but numbers are too similar to be 10 years apart, maybe both are 2001, the cutout appeared around that time.
Macca5128 10:00 AM - 28 September, 2017
Any idea on mj2j18do70 it has the 100mm rca plate and no plastic cab inside.
kip 8:20 PM - 29 September, 2017
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Any idea on mj2j18do70 it has the 100mm rca plate and no plastic cab inside.

18 October 1982, unit 70
DjSuhanov 9:24 AM - 3 November, 2017
Hello!
Can you help me with my 1210 Please ?
what year?

Technics SL-1210MK2 s.n GE7KV20480
kip 6:43 PM - 4 November, 2017
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GE7KV20480

November 1997. Or 2007 if it has cutout like this photobucket.com in the 9-11 o'clock position on the chassis.
GraphiKal 10:05 AM - 15 November, 2017
Ok so I've just bought another Technics sl1210mk2

SER NO : AG8226F127 << ??

BUT
On the serial tag This one reads :
SL-1210MK2-PC while my other one at home shows SL-1210MK2-E
+
It comes with this weird mini midi looking cable next to the rca and grounding cable
kip 11:20 AM - 16 November, 2017
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AG8226F127

1988 February 26, unit 127
PC is for European Audio Club, a US Air Force Bases retail
E is for Switzerland and Scandinavia

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mini midi looking cable

Probably some mod. Post a pic of it + where it comes out of the chassis if you can.
deezlee 5:12 PM - 16 November, 2017
They used to have fader-start (or whatever it's called) on some high end consoles where the 1200 would start spinning when the up fader was pushed up. Maybe that had midi type cords for that?
DJ Dub Cowboy 7:01 PM - 16 November, 2017
the 1200s at my radio station were modified for remote start stop. I'm betting it is a similar thing
GraphiKal 6:36 AM - 17 November, 2017
Link to a picture of the cable >
ibb.co
GraphiKal 6:38 AM - 17 November, 2017
Quote:
Quote:
AG8226F127

1988 February 26, unit 127
PC is for European Audio Club, a US Air Force Bases retail
E is for Switzerland and Scandinavia

Quote:
mini midi looking cable

Probably some mod. Post a pic of it + where it comes out of the chassis if you can.


LINK TO A PICTURE OF THE CABLE AND WHERE IT COMES OUT FROM
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kip 9:07 AM - 17 November, 2017
Yeah, it's probably a remote start/stop mod.