Technics unveils new SL-1200 MK7 turntable aimed at DJs

Technics unveils new SL-1200 MK7 turntable aimed at DJs

Today during the annual CES trade show in Las Vegas, Technics announced the release of a new direct drive turntable, the SL-1200 MK7. Two years later, Panasonic announced the Technics SL-1200 MK7 today with new features created to specifically appeal to DJs once again. Otherwise, Panasonic says it's much the same as previous SL-1200 models, with the company stating, "We wouldn't dream of drastically changing one of the most renowned products in music history", at CES, according to DJ Tech Tools. The torque and brake speed can now be adjusted and there's a new microcomputer inside for increased motor control accuracy with things like scratching, taken from Technics' parent company Panasonic's Blu-Ray technology.

The chassis is made from a mixture of aluminium and glass fibre, which is meant to minimize distortion caused by vibrations in loud environments. The turntable also features improved tracking, a new stylus illuminator, and a reverse play function to help DJs expand the breadth of their various play styles.

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Forget Bluetooth turntables: The true sign that vinyl has made a comeback is the reappearance of the iconic Technics SL1200.

As for the price, while Technics is still ironing out final details, What Hi-Fi? has been told the SL-1210 MK7 will be £899 / 1000 euros, while the SL-1200 MK7 will be $1200.

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