Technics Releases 50th Anniversary SL-1200 Turntable

To celebrate the SL-1200 series’ 50th anniversary, Technics has released limited edition direct drive turntable system, the SL-1200M7L. The latest product is a special edition model based on the SL-1200MK7, which was released in 2019. The turntable comes in seven different colors including red, blue, green, black, beige, yellow and white. Each color features a gold tonearm along with a special badge inscribed with serial number.

The SL-1200M7L retails for $1,099.99 and is available for pre-order now.

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Fake Technics 1200s EXPOSED!

Classic Technics SL-1200 Mk2, M3D and Mk5 turntables have been discontinued over a decade ago. Since then, mint used examples have rocketed in price. In addition, the increasing scarcity of genuine spare parts has led to some unscrupulous sellers to combine bits of different models together into “frankendecks,” which are designed to fool potential buyers.

In the new episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx speaks to Jay from Just Technics in the UK, who has a series of videos where he helps DJs spot the potential red flags when shopping for a used 1200 or 1210.

Watch the video above.

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Technics SL-1200MK7 Review

Technics surprised the DJ world earlier this year by announcing the latest update to their flagship turntable, the SL-1200MK7. Watch Mojaxx‘s review of the deck on this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks.

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Technics Unveils SL-1200MK7 Turntable

Technics SL-1200MK7 turntable

After teasing it last week, Technics has unveiled a new direct drive turntable: the SL-1200MK7. It is the company’s first DJ turntable in about nine years.

According to the company’s press release, the new model “inherits the traditional design of the same series and maintains the same operating ease, reliability, and durability …”

The SL-1200MK7 also adds new DJ features, such as reverse playback, +-8%/+-16% pitch control, and replaceable phono and power cables for improved maintenance.

According to What Hi-Fi?, the SL-1200MK7 will cost $1,200 in the US and £899 and €1,000 in the UK and EU, respectively (where it’s called the SL-1210MK7).

The announcement was made at the CES event in Las Vegas, where DJs such as Skratch Bastid have taken the turntables for a test drive.

Additional details can be found on Technics’ website.

Updated on Jan. 9, 2018

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Classic DJ Gear: Technics SH-EX1200 Mixer

Technics SH-EX1200

In March, Technics assembled an orchestra of 30 DJs to perform a routine in celebration of Japan’s LP Record Day. The historic ensemble included world-class turntablists like DJ QBert, D-Styles, DJ Kentaro, Mr. Switch, and DJ Swamp.

After watching the video, fans asked DJcityTV host Mister Remix about the equipment that was used in the performance. All of the DJs were equipped with Technics SL-1200 turntables, but their mixers were less recognizable. One of them was the Technics SH-EX1200, a two-channel mixer that was popular in the battle scene from the ’80s to mid-’90s.

Watch Mister Remix examine the SH-EX1200 on this episode of Classic DJ Gear.

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Watch: Technics Assembles Historic Turntable Orchestra


DJ QBert
DJ QBert

Technics assembled an orchestra of DJs to perform a historic routine in celebration of Japan’s LP Record Day on Monday. The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra, which was made up of 30 DJs, is the first to perform using only turntables, mixers, and original vinyl.

The ensemble included world-class turntablists like DJ QBert, DJ Swamp, DJ Kentaro, Mr. Switch, DJ IZOH, and 13-year-old DJ RENA. All of the 30 DJs were equipped with a Technics SL-1200 and mixer.

The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra reworked the first 12-inch LP ever issued: 1948’s Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor.

Watch the performance below along with a behind-the-scenes video.

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