Technics SL-23 Belt drive turntable

Technics SL-23 Belt drive turntable


The Technics SL-23 is an affordable and very loveable Japanese-made belt-drive turntable from the late ’70s - highly recommend for those looking for their first proper turntable.


The SL-23 was the first turntable to feature a 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.


This turntable has been recently serviced and is ready to spin for you.  It also comes with a new stylus and is fully setup in all repects.




Type: frequency generator servo turntable
Drive method: belt drive
Motor: DC motor
Turntable platter: aluminium die-cast
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed change: electronic
Pitch control: 6%
Wow and flutter: 0.05% WRMS
Rumble: -65dB
Tonearm:  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