Matte black finish like the MK2, gold RCA plugs, and a small gold-foil Technics label on the back. It was destined only for the Japanese market. A die-cast aluminum body, heavy rubber base, and a lack of unnecessary components or empty space allow the 1200MK3 to absorb unwanted vibrations that could otherwise interfere with the sound. The 1200MK3’s ultra-low-speed motor and high torque (1.5kg/cm) allow for super quick start-ups (0.7 sec) and stops. Allows for accurate quartz-locked pitch adjustments throughout its 16 percent (+/-8) range. Instead of just spinning the platter, the classic Technics Direct-Drive system actually incorporates it into the motor, reducing the number of parts that can malfunction and making consistent, accurate speeds possible. It’s a system that has been providing fast start-up times and unequalled responsiveness for over thirty years. Wow & flutter 0.01% WRMS, rumble -78dB.