I just got a "new" turntable, an armless version of the SL-1200Mk2.
I know they made an armless version of the SL-1200 (SL-120, Mk1), but I've never heard about an SL-120Mk2. The only reference I've found are some pics at a japanese website. Does any of you guys have any info on this model? Production runs, etc?
Fortunately it looks better than in the picture.
According to the operating instructions sheet,
the SL-120Mk2 was sold without an arm, and pre-mounted with an SME armboard.
The SL-120Mk2 is designed for SME3009 series so that the mounting hole of bedplate has already been cut-out. Install the tonearm in accordance with the tonearm's instructions.
The assembly and set-up illustrations shows an SME 3009 Series III beeing mounted (mine came with a SME 3009 S2 Improved).
The grounding was also optimized for SME arms, with a special grounding point at the mains cable inlet. The turntable was delivered with a seperate ground cable, to be attached to this terminal. All other specs are like the SL-1200Mk2 (the earlier versions of those, with a plinth without the Pocan layer, and a larger armhole in the bottom of the plinth).