Panasonic Announces New Technics Turntable

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A prototype of Panasonic’s upcoming Technics turntable. (Technics)
Panasonic revealed today that they are reviving the Technics turntable, Wired UK reports.
The announcement was made at the annual IFA trade show in Berlin where the company presented a prototype of a new direct-drive turntable.
According to Wired, the turntable will be designed with the SL-1200 and the SP10 in mind and be made from stark aluminium.
The Technics SL-1200 line was discontinued in 2010 even though it has been an industry standard for years. Many DJs still use them, and companies like Pioneer and Reloop have made models inspired by the SL’s legendary design and durability (the PLX-1000 and RP-8000, respectively).
“Turntables are a very iconic product for the Technics brand,” Michiko Ogawa, director of Technics and executive officer at Panasonic, told Wired. “It is important to show our sincere dedication [to that]. The turntable market is very small but it is a very important brand product.”
Details regarding the price and release date have yet to be released.

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