Technics have released a new 1210 model of turntable, the SL-1210G. The new player is aimed at audiophiles though also maintains some of the features 1210 users will be familiar with. Described as a twin sister to the GAE model that came out in 2020, the 1210G features a new “iron-coreless direct drive motor, a hybrid encoder for rotational speed detection, using digital and analogue technology to allow for enhanced stability, a three-layer platter with high vibration-damping performance and high-damping silicone rubber insulators to minimise vibrations.”
European Technics Product Manager Frank Balzuweit said: “We learned from the huge success of the limited edition SL-1210GAE, which was launched in June 2020 and almost immediately sold out.”
He continued: “We realised there was high demand for a ‘regular’ black version of this flagship 1200 Series model. In its striking black finish, the new SL-1210G possesses genuine elegance.”
The 1210G will cost £3,499 and will be available from October 2021.
Earlier this year, Technics also introduced a new model of 1200, the MK7, coming in at £799.