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News | Technics Unveil the New SL-1200 Turntable

Get a closer look at the new Technics SL-1200 turntable.

The successor to the cult 70’s Technics SL-1200 turntable is here. Panasonic shocked vinyl fans and DJs alike in 2010 by discontinuing the much-loved model, then in it’s Mk2 form.  The turntable’s second hand value has gradually increased as the vinyl format’s enjoyed it’s recent resurgence and the kit’s become harder to find in good condition.

Thankfully ater a six year hiatus, which has seen vinyl sales spike even further and an online petition to bring back the 1200 gain over 27,000 signatures, Panasonic are redifining the SL-1200 for it’s 50th anniversary.


The new & improved turntable features a coreless direct drive motor and high-precision motor control technology, with four layered cabinet construction and a high sensitivity tonearm. It comes constructed with a heavy-weight brass, aluminium and rubber body to reduce resonance, and an upgraded lightweight tonearm will keep scratch DJs smiling.

Technics shifted over 3.5 million of the original SL-1200 in it’s day so this new model with all the added features should be a roaring success. Look out for the Grand Class SL-1200 available in Summer 2016. View the full specs below and check out the Technics website for more details.

Full Specification:
          All New Design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable
Twin-Rotor Surface-Facing Direct Drive Motor
Direct Drive Motor Controller
High Sensitive Tonearm
Brass-Top Turntable Platter
Technics Definitive Design
Inherited SL-1200 Series
Heavy Aluminium Top Plate
Turntable Speeds
33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Variable Range Pitch
±8%, ±16%
Dimensions & Weight
W: 453 mm (17-27/32 inch) H: 170 mm (6-11/16 inch) D: 372 mm (14-21/32 inch)
Approx. 18 kg (39.7 lbs ) *Tentative *Height including dust cover
Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1


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