Technics SL-230 Belt Drive turntable

Technics SL-230 Belt Drive turntable


Made in Japan in the early 1980's, the Technics SL-230 is amongst the last Technics home turntables (not DJ) that had an S-Shaped tonearm.


The removable headshell can accomodate a wide range of cartridges should you ever choose to upgrade. It is a fully-automatic turntable - perfect for those who prefer to just let the turntable do all the work.  It even has an auto-repeat function - great if you want to listen to one side of a record repeatedly :)  It has a built-in stroboscobe and manual speed adjustment for perfect pitch control, and also has anti-skating to ensure the stylus sits in the groove correctly.


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. It does not have a lid but you could get one made for under $100 and end up with a turntable that is way better than modern turntables at the same price.



Type: auto turntable system

Drive method: belt drive

Motor: frequency generator servo dc motor

Platter: 304mm aluminium alloy diecast

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: 6%

Wow and flutter: 0.045% WRMS

Rumble: -70dB

Tonearm: universal type tubular arm

Effective length: 230mm

Overhang: 15mm

Friction: within 7mg

Effective mass: 13g

Offset angle: 22 degrees

Stylus pressure range: 0 to 3g

Cartridge weight range: 5.5 to 8.5g

Headshell weight: 9g

Dimensions: 430 x 126 x 375mm

Weight: 4.7kg