Now this is the end of an era....

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Now this is the end of an era....

Post by lien » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:20 pm

TECHNICS TURNTABLES to be Discontinued!
Panasonic announces Technics production to cease in February 2010

The Technics SL-1200 and Technics SL-1210 turntables have shaped the world we know today. Featured in the London Museum of Science and Technology they are regarded as a major stepping stone in how music is played and presented.

We have just heard the sad news from Panasonic (the manufacturer of Technics) that production of the world famous Technics SL-1200 and SL-1210 DJ turntables will stop at the end of February 2010.  This marks the end of an era - Technics have been the industry standard for over 35 years with this turntable and the SL-1200 is synonymous with the DJ culture.   It has been released and re-released over 9 times with different models and numerous other manufacturers have tried to compete with this deck, but above all, the Technics SL-1200 & Technics SL-1210 are the undisputed number one deck in the world.

Technics SL-1200 & SL-1210 Turntables

The Technics SL-1200 and Technics SL-1210 turntables have shaped the world we know today. Featured in the London Museum of Science and Technology they are regarded as a major stepping stone in how music is played and presented.

The Technics 1200 has been the industry standard for 35+ years.  This is the turntable that first established the type of high torque (motor strength), accurate pitch (speed control), quality tone arm (aids in skip resistance), and superior sound that is required by djs, and after 35+ years it is still the standard by which all other turntables are judged. Every other turntable that has come since has patterned their design off this legendary piece of equipment, and the reason is simple: the 1200 is about as close to perfection as you can get with a piece of machinery. It functions beautifully and the durability and construction are unmatched. The body and major components are made of steel. The bottom of the body is made of a dense rubber that eliminates distortion and feedback and adds extra weight for stability. Most of the basic parts are readily available and user replaceable.

The Technics decks are our #1 recommendation. There is simply no replacement for a Technics 1200 turntable. Regardless of model number, Technics still makes the best turntable available, and they are used in 99% of all venues. Resale value is also very high. Some newer turntables may have more features, but this is the superior overall product.  When you use a 1200, you know you are using the best.

Follow these links for more on the history of the Technics SL-1200s -

http://www.edjgear.co.uk/2009/02/techni ... 00-sl1210/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_SL-1200



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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by gaffer » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:58 pm

:( Think I'm gonna cry!

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by djhaze » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:29 pm

queue a bunch of posts arguing that stantons or numarks or whatever the hell horrid piece of plastic crap turntable you care to mention are better than technics... ;p

guess it had to happen eventually though. wonder what it's gonna do to the 2nd hand price?

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Post by oldskooladdict » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:35 pm

Based on the average life span of them people will still be using them in 2050 :D

**awaits massive debate about technics vs** lol

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by squatski » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:39 pm

M5G IS BETTER THAN MRK II

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by Sir Captinweestain » Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:03 pm

Very sad news

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Post by pete » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:10 pm

is that all their decks or just MkII's?

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by Restless » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:52 pm

Spot on haze !

Man that is sad news !

Digital has fucked up vinyl BIG time man !

Nothing and i mean NOTHING comes close to smashing it on a pair of technic decks !

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by Double Drop » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:00 pm

I don't even DJ but that still breaks my heart.

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Post by DJ_Nik_Gnashers » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:37 pm

:-k :-k :-k :-k :?
Just some of the emotions I am feeling *sobs*

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by Da_Tilt » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:02 pm

Cool,

than I can sell my technics MK II in two years and buy 3 Stantons for it ;)

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by Rapid » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:42 pm

There'll be kids in the future that won't know what a SL 1200 is...
what it's gonna do to the 2nd hand price?
I have no intention of selling mine anyway, but I'd of thorught it would defiantely increase

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by cozza » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:54 pm

GUTTED .... I suddenly feel very sad indeed!

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Post by cozza » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:02 pm

..ah hang on ... it might just be they are going to stop making the MkII .... found this on the internet...

"The 1200 MK2 Turntable production will indeed be halted. The MK5's and other newer models will still be made. The MK5 and other newer models are essentially the same basic turntable as the MK2 with some minor differences and some additional bells and whistles. The Technics was started as high end line for the Panasonic brand. Typically when a consumer electronics product is taken out of production support (technical & parts) lasts for 7 years afterwards. The time frame will be shortened this time as many manufacturers don't give 7 years of product support any longer. The great thing about a 1200 MK2 is that with little care and maintence they will run forever. Parts can be salvaged from busted units to keep others running. JBL is about to scale back and or cease manufacturing parts for many vintage drivers that have been out there making music for decade"

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Re: Now this is the end of an era....

Post by tdo » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:17 pm

After a good search on the net there isn't anything official about this at all

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