Technics unveiled their “most premium turntable ever” during this week’s CES Conference in Las Vegas. The equipment is a revival of the brand’s SP-10 player that originally debuted in 1970.
Carrying the SP-10R name, the new turntable and its $10,000 price tag, is aimed at the wealthy audiophile searching for the premier in home hi-fi listening.
Equipped with a 7kg, rubber and aluminum platter and the same advanced direct-drive motor featured in the SL-1200 GR, the SP-10R is reportedly leading the field in stability and signal-to-noise ratio. It plays at 33 1/3, 45 and 78rpm, and the rotation can be viewed on its OLED display.
Additionally, the model will be interchangeable with previous SP-10 models. Owners of the MK2 or MK3 turntable can upgrade to the SP-10R using their current base and tonearm.
Panasonic, Technics’ parent company, also used the conference to launch the SL-1000R model. Now complete with a base and tonearm, the model has doubled in price.
In August, Doctor Mix shared a detailed video on the process behind the SL-1200 build.