Included in Hire:

  • Road Ready Single Case
  • Isonoe Isolation Feet
  • SWS Custom Slip Mat
  • SHURE MH44-7 Headshell & Stylus

Optional Accessories Include:

  • Standard Turntable Feet
  • SHURE / ORTOFON / STANTON Headshell & Stylus
  • Butter Rug Slip Mat
  • LUKE ABS-1 Absorber
  • ISONOE Sorbothane Boots


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* Warehouse Hire Location: Melbourne, Australia

Technics SL1200mk2 Hire Melbourne

South West Solutions have a large range of Technics turntables for hire in Melbourne. Our extensive collection is perfect for festival riders and large event runs. Our technics turntables are packed in Road Ready cases ready for life on tour. In addition, we also include all the necessary components like a slip mat and as standard our units come loaded with headshell &”SHURE MH44-7″ stylus. If you require ORTOFON or STANTON headshells / stylus please let us know when you make your booking as these can be swapped in. Along with the standard hire, we also include and recommend Isonoe Isolation Feet (Iso Feet) which provide additional protection against any unwanted bounce and vibration so you never skip a beat. To safeguard even further, we also hire out the ISONOE Isolation boot made of Sorbothane rubber, and the Luke ABS-1 absorber’s which are specifically designed for turntables and players in mind.

Feel free to reach out to SWS for your next Technics Turntable hire. With years of industry experience, SWS will have the equipment that you need.

Technics SL 1200 mk2 Turntable Features

The Technics SL 1200 turntable has defined DJing like no other. From its early inception, it has always been work horse of the day, it has been designed with performance in mind and has proved its durability and legendary status. The classic and iconic beautiful look design, is predominantly made out of a cast metal and dampened with solid rubber inserts and is built to last with very little maintenance due to minimal moving contact parts and control circuitry. Nothing really compares to the Technics SL 1200 turntable, it has a high torque direct drive motor (magnetically driven) and responsive pitch control for perfect reproduction of unaltered sound.

Technics SL1200 mk 2 Setup

When it comes to plugging in the Technics SL 1200 turntable, essentially you just need to connect the RCA leads into a good pre:amp to get the signal from analogue phono level, to line level signal. A DJ mixer is the most common way to do this, as most of them generally have these phono pre:amps on some of their inputs. This then goes to the output stage of the DJ Mixer, and outputs your audio to your power amplifier and sound system. Some DJs will bring their own components and favourite accessories to the gig, however on a base level it is ideal to make sure that there is a slip mat on the platter and a headshell mounted on the tone arm ready to go. It is also important to make sure that the stylus/needle is aligned correctly on the head shell for the style of playing and that there is no sign of damage. If you need to remove the head shell from the turntable, please keep in a safe place where the stylus can not be damaged. For best sound, it is recommended that you use a solid and dense sturdy table. Some setups require slabs of concrete to be placed on the table to add further weight to the table surface, however we have moved on in the world now, and for extra bouncy performances and extra vibration isolation we have the Luke ASB-1 Absorbers available for hire. From here the Djs will have their own personal settings for the tonearm height, tonearm weight, and anti-skating. Please make sure that you return all accessories with the hire back to us, as fees will incur if any items are missing or damaged further than standard wear and tear by malice or misuse.

Get in touch with SWS for all your DJ Turntable hire requirements in Melbourne. Search our category page to see out full list of equipment available or send us a quote request and we would be happy to help you out. Industry discounts apply.

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