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6 Jan

TECH & GADGETS: Technics Officially Unveils Its Successor To The SL-1200 The “SL-1200GAE”

Panasonic-owned Technics officially announced its return back in 2014, ultimately taking to IFA in Berlin this past September to show off a sleek prototype of its long-awaited successor to the SL-1200. Now we finally have our first look at the production model. Unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, the brand new SL-1200GAE represents an evolution of sorts for the rightfully revered direct-drive turntable.


Celebrating both the 50th anniversary of Technics and the imprint’s most iconic design, the new look is billed as an attempt “to redefine the direct-drive turntable reference” and features details like a lightweight magnesium tonearm, brass-milled and gold-plated terminals, an iron core-free direct-drive motor to eliminate cogging, twin-rotor construction, and a four-layer cabinet.


Full specs and design details for the SL-1200GAE can be found below while Technics is promising a Summer 2016 release for the turntable.


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

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

Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1

Repost: Hype Beast

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