Author Topic: Opinion needed please : Technics SL-DL1 and Technics SUV5 class A  (Read 143 times)

Offline marantz123

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1). Is the SLDL1 (linear tracking table) worth its weight and sonically different /better sounding than a conventional deck with a "normal" tonearm ? Does it have inherent issues and can it be trusted with good vinyl, considering that one cannot see the stylus activity or get to the vinyl once the lid is closed and in play?

2). Technics SUV 5 'class A' DC amplifier. Looks great, some nice features like mm/mc option. All metal construction with discrete outputs. Is this worth restoring and how does it fair in the Technics range and compared with other class A DC amplifiers?

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Offline AnarchyR

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Re: Opinion needed please : Technics SL-DL1 and Technics SUV5 class A
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 09:29:35 AM »
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2). Technics SUV 5 'class A' DC amplifier. Looks great, some nice features like mm/mc option. All metal construction with discrete outputs. Is this worth restoring and how does it fair in the Technics range and compared with other class A DC amplifiers?

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Marantz123.

The SU V 5, 6 , 7 , 8 , 9

In each model the power increases and the styling varies although from the same series.
Nice looking amps and they do play the part very well.
The V9 was the flag ship at 120 wpc.
I have a V8 and V9 waiting restoration due to age it needs a new breath of life.

The V5 is a good amp it will do as you ask of it.
The phono stage is great as well.
Great keep bud



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Re: Opinion needed please : Technics SL-DL1 and Technics SUV5 class A
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 09:33:23 AM »
Linear trackers can be very problematic.

The Technics "Class A" and all their variants are not class A at all.  They use IC chip output stages and, in my opinion, just do not sound great at all especially if asked to drive difficult loads.  Partnered with Technics or other typical efficient Japanese speakers of the time they are not bad.