Review: Technics SL-1200GR Turntable

Back in January, Technics unveiled a new model in their famed SL-1200 turntable series, the SL-1200GR. The device is essentially a more affordable version of their SL-1200G, which was believed to be aimed at audiophiles instead of DJs. (Technics didn’t mention DJs in any of their product and marketing material for the G.)

However, the company clarified their commitment to DJs when they announced the GR.

“The SL-1200GR and SL-1210GR combine the best of both worlds,” Michiko Ogawa, director of Technics at Panasonic, said in a press release. “Our goal was to extend our top range for audio enthusiasts as well as professional DJs.”

Technics’ statement was reassuring, but does the GR actually make sense for DJing? Mojaxx finds out on this week’s Tips and Tricks.

Special thanks to Westend DJ.

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