Technics has revealed details of the “standard” version its new SL-1200GR turntable, at the CES show in Las Vegas, which follows the SL-1200G that was released last year.
No release date has currently been set, but Technics describe the new SL-1200GR as “inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation.”
Technics have revealed that their reissued line of SL-1200 turntables are not marketed at the DJ community.
In an interview with The New York Times, Hiro Morishita, a creative director at Technics, commented, “Our concept is analog records for hi-fi listening. DJs are fine, too, but as a marketing target it’s problematic. We don’t want to sell the 1200 as the best tool for DJing. The 1200 is the 1200.”
Last year, Technics unveiled a preview of their new turntable. Now, the historic electronics brand has revealed the finished product, and it looks incredible!
Technics owner Panasonic revealed the new version in Las Vegas at CES 2016, and confirmed that it will take the classic SL-1200 name of the original players still much-loved by DJs.
Electronics giant Panasonic has pledged to relaunch and reinvent its iconic Technics turntable series, reported Wired today.
Panasonic presented a prototype for their direct-drive turnable at the IFA press conference in Berlin (pictured above), promising a complete rebuild of the classic Technics design with new elements at every level.
"Turntables are a very iconic product for the Technics brand," Michiko Ogawa, director of Technics and executive officer at Panasonic, said.