Coming this summer.
Last September, we saw a preview of the long awaited new Technics turntable. Those were only glimpses, but now the company has unveiled the finished product and it’s a thing of beauty.
In a new preview on Wired, Panasonic explained they will release two versions of the new turntable. First, the Technics 50th Anniversary ‘Grand Class SL-1200GAE’ will be released this summer in a limited run of 1200 units. Following that a non-limited edition Grand Class 1200G will appear before the end of 2016.
The full list of new features have now been unveiled via the Technics website – read the full specs below.
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:
Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1