Music | Feature | The New Technics Is A Thing Of Beauty


By Kieran Webber

The much anticipated Technics SL-1200 is finally here and it looks beautiful.

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Panasonic explained they will release two versions of the new turntable. First, the Technics 50th Anniversary ‘Grand Class SL-1200GAE’ will be released this summer in a limited run of 1200 units. Following that a non-limited edition Grand Class 1200G will appear before the end of 2016.

Read More: Amazon sells more turntables this year than any other audio product 

The full list of new features have now been unveiled via the Technics website – read the full specs below.

All New Design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable:
Twin-Rotor Surface-Facing Direct Drive Motor
Direct Drive Motor Controller
High Sensitive Tonearm
Brass-Top Turntable Platter
Insulator

Technics Definitive Design:
Inherited SL-1200 Series
Heavy Aluminium Top Plate

Turntable Speeds:
33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm

Variable Range Pitch:
±8%, ±16%

Dimensions & Weight:
W: 453 mm (17-27/32 inch) H: 170 mm (6-11/16 inch) D: 372 mm (14-21/32 inch)
Approx. 18 kg (39.7 lbs ) *Tentative *Height including dust cover

Terminal:
Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1

 

Kieran Webber

Journalism graduate based in Newquay, Cornwall. My project Clunk Magazine covers surf, Music, Art, skate and Lifestyle. In time we hope to integrate with as many artistic and creative people as possible making an online hub for creativeness, surfing and lifestyle, something I feel that accompanies the other.

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