Last year, Panasonic revived the famous Technics 1200 line of turntables. We were stoked to see the beloved DJ-staple make a comeback, but the mouth-watering $US4000 ($5500) price point put it out of contention for most DJs or vinyl snobs.
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.
If you’ve ever been a DJ, known a DJ or listened to a DJ, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Technics. Panasonic’s analogue turntables are legend among scratchers and spinners. And now they’re gone.