Tuesday, November 2, 2010

RIP Technics SL1200 :(

Sadly i have to do this post, the era of the legend is over. Panasonic has decided to discontinue technic's analog turntables. Iv got one myself and i will for sure get myself another one in the next couple of week's. You see, playing with turntable's is something that you cant replace with anything else. First of all, you got the warm sound, secondly the physical way you mix and need to use your skills, pffff, impossible to replace.

“Panasonic decided to end production mainly due to a decline in demand for these analog products and also the growing difficulty of procuring key analog components necessary to sustain production,” the company said in statement issued to The Tokyo Reporter. "

The SL-1200 series turntable, which enjoys a massive following in the DJ community, have been in continuous production since 1972. Since then 3.5 million units have been produced, making the brand’s purple and gray logo (“Technics” written twice) an icon in clubs and for DJs all around the world. Im pretty sure we all have been playing on one once in our lifetime. RIP, you will be missed!

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