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Might this weird music player make a comeback? (Probably not, but…)

Rewind to 2004. CD sales have begun to slide as the world moved to digital music files. Meanwhile, vinyl, the currency of the music industry since the late 40s, was in an apparent death spiral. For some reason, though, Technics thought it was a good idea to release a new playback device that could play BOTH formats.

The Technics SL-DZ1200 was designed for the DJ market. Back then, many DJs were still using vinyl to spin sets. Others were using new CD decks. Technics tried to satisfy both types of DJs by combining both a turntable and a CD player. Take a look.

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Alan Cross

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