Panasonic is reviving Technics' legendary DJ turntables

Panasonic is reviving Technics' legendary DJ turntables

Ask DJs about their favourite turntables they usually’ll often swear by Technics’ SL-1200 — despite the fact that it hasn’t been made since 2007, the tremendous-dependable deck continues to be the gold commonplace for vinyl spinners. When you’re a type of lovers, you will be glad to listen to that Panasonic is bringing Technics turntables again as a part of a bigger revival for the audio model. Most of the particulars are nonetheless underneath wraps, however the turntable set could have a brand new direct-drive motor that ought to enhance the audio high quality. The gear will not present up till someday throughout Panasonic’s subsequent fiscal yr (someday between April 2016 and March 2017), however extra improvement time is probably going a great factor. In any case, the SL-1200 thrives exactly as a result of its makers have been cautious to protect parts that labored nicely — a rushed product might simply harm greater than it helps.

That is not the one Technics-badged system making a debut immediately, both. Panasonic has unveiled a trio of units geared in the direction of the house audio crowd. The spotlight is arguably the EAH-T700, a set of closed-again headphones with giant 50mm essential drivers and 14mm “tremendous-tweeters” that theoretically offer you a really broad sound vary. There’s additionally the Grand Class G30 collection, which incorporates each a “reference-class” amp and a networked music server, in addition to the Ottava Premium Class C500 HiFi system and black C700 audio system. When you’ll have to attend for launch dates and costs, it is evident that Panasonic is paying greater than lip service to the Technics identify.

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