Own a Technics SL-1200? This new gadget will flatten your most warped records





Warped records?

A lifesaver for anyone who’s ever copped a steal at a market only to find their 50p holy grail roll like a wave machine when played back at home, Canadian audio company TTW developed an outer periphery record clamp back a few years back to flatten warped records and reduce any unwanted distortion.

Yet, until now, the size of the ring had meant that it was not possible to use with the world’s most popular turntable, the Technics 1200 series.

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Due to high demand, the company have launched a Kickstarter campaign to modify the outer ring record clamp to make it compatible with 1200s.

Promising to “flatten warped records, reduce stylus resonance, and improve tone arm tracking resulting in a huge reduction of record distortion and more energy and dynamics on playback of vinyl”, the new outer ring will fit Technics SL1210 M5G and SL1200 MK2, MK3, MK3D, MK5 & M5G, and will save you taking matters into your own hands (see what’s wrong with the image above…).

Grab it at a cut price by donating to the campaign which you can check out here.

Don’t own a Technics? Perhaps one of these alternative DJ turntables might take your fancy.

Photo: Cassie Kohler / River Front Times