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The Technics SL-1200 turntable returns

The Technics SL-1200 turntable returns in two new audiophile models. It has been sold for 35 years without major modifications


According to notable journalist Tom Terrell of NPR, the Technics 1200 SL direct-drive turntable is "the most important musical instrument of the last two-and-a-half decades".

from TechRadar

Technics SL-1200s turntables discontinued


The Technics SL-1200 and 1210 series turntables. First produced in 1972 these are famous the world over. At the London Science Museum a SL-1210 is on display as one of the pieces of technology that have shaped the world we live in.