Technic’s Malaysian turntables …QC experience/ feedback from actual users/owners?

Please,  If your only purpose is to bash Technics or the concept of direct-drive, please do not do it here.

Obviously too…this is not a representative sample…so mine and other experiences may (or may not) be indicative of the whole picture.  

I’ve read that some folks are experiencing wobble, warp, and other QC issues with some of the Malaysian tables only to be told that the tables are still within spec. What are your experiences with the fit and finish of the Malaysian tables?

My experience: Very disappointing.  I just returned a 1500c that should have never left the factory.  The table had an across the room wobble that a child could immediately recognize…yet they shipped it.  What concerns me most is that  I’ve been reading where  Technics and some of their dealers are saying that a certain amount of (easily-visible we’re talking) platter wobble may still be within spec.  Are these cases outliers…or indicative of a new, lesser, Technics standard?

P.S. Until this very morning….I thought the 1200GR,G,  and higher were still made in Japan…but will attach a notice from Technics I just found which appears to contradict that.    Maybe we can at least put to rest which tables are made where!






Here’s the text I found…It had no date or header…but seems authentic?




Greetings Technics Dealers,

I’d like to express our appreciation for your strong support and contribution to the continuing sales of Technics products.

This notice is to inform you that Panasonic has decided to relocate the production of Technics products currently manufactured in Utsunomiya, Japan, to our Malaysia production facilities effective April 1, 2021. This move will strengthen our logistics management by concentrating all our production resources to one facility while strengthening our competitive edge.  The models involved are as follows: SL-1200GR/SL-1210GR/SL-1200G/SP-10R/SL-1000R

This change will enhance our Technics production and engineering.  This process incorporates the most up-to-date technology standards and state-of-the-art mechanical manufacturing, which will ensure that the renowned Technics attention to detail will remain unchanged resulting in product quality that satisfies our most discriminating critics.  As you may recall, our Malaysia factory has been manufacturing other fine products like the SC-C70MK2/SC-C30/SC-C50/SL-1200MK7/SL-1500C/SU-G700/SL-G700 and the new SU-R1000.

While we have paid due diligence to deliver as much product as possible from the Utsunomiya factory, the earliest arrivals from the new Malaysia factory will likely be end of May to mid-June.  Please bear with us through the transition.  The sales team will continue to provide details on your existing order fulfillment as they are informed.

@roxy54   such a problem was my turntable i would never accept it, I would return it immediately.

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