Having announced that their legendary Technics turntable would be making a return last year, Panasonic has today announced the company’s SL-1200G Technics turntable at this month’s CES.
The company set out to redesign the direct drive turntable with the SL-1200G. Via statement on the company’s website they said, “Having inherited the DNA of Technics, we do not wish to merely make a replica of the SL-1200.”
“Technics was also a leader in incorporating innovations, such as vibration-damping materials, cabinet construction, and insulators.
“In other words, our intent in this development is to redefine the direct-drive turntable reference.
The new SL-1200G is festooned with lashings of aluminium on the top plate like the original 1210. Elsewhere, there’s a magnesium tonearm, whilst the turntable is made up of three-layers of brass and aluminium.
The limited edition 1200GAE – which will be limited to just 1,200 units – will be available this summer, whilst the normal 1200G will come in late 2016 – and according to Gizmodo there’s not much between the two.
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
33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Variable Range Pitch
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