The Technics 1200 Turntable Is Back

The Technics 1200 Turntable Is Back

Revered by DJs for its high-torque direct-drive platter that ensured flawless mixes and incredibly precise scratch performances, the last version of the Technics 1200, the MK6, was released in Japan back in 2008. But today at CES Panasonic has revived the turntable with the new Technics 1200G.

The Technics 1200 Turntable Is Back

Details are sparse for now, there's no word on pricing or availability, but Panasonic has promised a new direct drive electric motor inside the 1200G for improved torque and performance, in a similar form factor to the beloved 1200MKII and its predecessors.


The Technics 1200 Turntable Is Back

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    Fuck yeah, don't know why Panasonic ever stop producing these.

      Probably because everyone who needed them have already got a pair and don't need to replace them. My Mk 2 and Mk 5 are still going strong -- plus they're black.

    It's like coming up with new technology to make horse carts run better.

      except Vinyl is on the rise, to the point where its one of the most profitable areas of the music industry atm...

      I like vinyl for the expense and inconvenience.

        That deserves a t-shirt

    Due to a combination of novelty, sound quality mythology, people coming new to it that didn't grow up with how outdated it became, Nostalgia from those that did, and most important of all: pirating records is way harder.

      all very true, but you still need something good to play them on! :-)

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