"...It was like another world of quality and precision, not to mention sound improvement. I was hooked..."
"I've been fascinated by the Technics SL since the early 90's, and my introduction to buying and playing vinyl records. It was always a thing, if you had Technics SL's you were serious! Starting out on budget belt-driven turntables was usually the norm, having zero cash and pocket money to buy records meant that the SL was just a dream."
"Fast forward many years and I still remember my first Technics experience, a stunning pair of SL-1200MK2's that a friend from school had convinced his parents to buy for him. We used to go round to his house with all of our records and play for hours. I can vividly remember being so surprised by the turntable's torque and sturdiness, it was like another world of quality and precision, not to mention sound improvement. I was hooked."
"30 years later and I'm still hooked. The DNA of MasterSounds still revolves around the SL, and the process of servicing and refurbishment for our MasterSounds Approved turntables has been a true love affair that has given me many happy hours of learning and understanding, digging deeper into the amazing design and inner workings of this iconic machine."
"...I knew the original SL had it's flaws, so I began looking into upgrading areas of the turntable to increase fidelity and function, whilst maintaining its rock solid playability..."
"When I began purchasing pre-loved Technics SL turntables and servicing them, I always knew there was a secret society of audio lovers who modded SL's to increase their sonic capabilities. It was the logical next step for my obsession, and naturally I got involved. I knew the original SL had it's flaws, so I began looking into upgrading areas of the turntable to increase fidelity and function, whilst maintaining its rock solid playability."
"Our MasterSounds SL is a true re-imagination of the classic, where I have carefully selected the component upgrades to ensure each SL we produce gives a new level of sound fidelity, whilst ensuring each unit reflects not just the components a MasterSounds SL beholds, but also the passionate skill, care & detail we add to each hand built unit here at the MasterSounds Creative Hub. Each is unique, and carries its own history."
"As any HiFi enthusiast will agree, an interest in quality sound can quite quickly escalate to dizzying heights of spending. So, whilst our MasterSounds SL is certainly a considered purchase, I wanted to ensure we offered value in terms of 'sound for pound' on each deck."
"The MasterSounds SL features a fully refinished and silk-screen printed chassis, a Rega RB-330 tonearm - which has been fully rewired both internally and externally for increased fidelity - seated in our custom MasterSounds armboard & loaded with the DJ friendly Audio Technica XP-7 cartridge.
"The icing on the cake for our SL is our own LinearPOWER power supply, giving each MasterSounds SL a truly wonderful natural openness and uncompromised audio performance, and wider, deeper sound stage."
"This specification gives an open, dynamic high-quality sound without sacrificing the playability and ruggedness that the Technics SL is known for. It sits wonderfully on the boundary between a DJ and Audiophile turntable. We price each MasterSounds SL at £2500, ensuring each unit produced gives joy to the listener for years to come."
"It sits wonderfully on the boundary between a DJ and Audiophile turntable."
"When building up each hand-built MasterSounds SL we ensure that we use as many new components as possible, including new pitch control & trim, new pop-up light and dust cover. Finally, we add one of our FlipMats & Turntable Weights, then carefully pack each turntable into our MasterSounds SL Box for safe shipping."
"I'm delighted that we are now offering limited-build spots for our SL once more."
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The MasterSounds SL is available to order now, priced at £2500. Use our contact form to get in touch to order or if you have any questions. You can also call us on 07483 933988.