Technics Relaunches Home Audio Line. Will the SL-1200 Come Back, Too?

The first CD player I ever owned was made by Technics. The original studio monitors in the CFNY studios at 83 Kennedy Road South in Brampton were made by Technics (and they may or may not be in my basement). And my favourite turntable of all time is the Technics SL-1200.

The company got out of the home audio market in 2010 as parent company Panasonic ran into some financial issues. Now, though, Technics is being reintroduced to the marketplace along with a high-res music download service.

One set of products will appear under the name Reference Class R1 and will feature an amp, a control player and speakers. There will also be another line called Premium Class C700 which will offer an amp, network audio player, CD player, and speaker system.

Wait.  What’s missing?  Right: a turntable. Damn.

Read more at Digital Music News.

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