Great News! Technics is Back in the Turntable Business

When it comes to a workhorse turntable, nothing–and I mean NOTHING–can beat a Technics SL-1200. I bought one of the last remaining units for my home studio before they went out of production and I have every reason to believe that it will be the last turntable I have to buy for the place.

Or maybe not. According to Wired, Technics has had a change of heart. Five years after the SL-1200 went out of production, the company is back into turntables, albeit not with a new version of the venerable DJ standard.

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Okay, so there’s not buttons or controls or tonearm. The guess is that this is a prototype for a high-end line of turntables. But at least it’s a step in the right direction. Could a new SL-1200 be far behind?

(Via Brooklyn Vegan)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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