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Wednesday 16th January 2019

Technics SL-1210 MK7 Revealed At CES 2019 A New DJ Focused Technics SL

Technics SL-1210 MK7 Revealed At CES 2019 A New DJ Focused Technics SL

Technics has officially revealed their first new DJ focused turntable in around nine years, the SL-1210 mk7

Just as we were hoping, the features are aimed squarely at DJs,

Technics SL-1210 MK7 Revealed At CES 2019 A New DJ Focused Technics SLTechnics has seen fit to include;

  • Replaceable phono/power cables.
  • New coreless direct drive motor (eliminates cogging at slow speeds and remains maintenance free).
  • Built-in microcomputer to control the motor and promise better accuracy even when scratching.
  • Reverse platter play.
  • Torque Adjust for start/stop times.
  • Fully digital pitch fader ±8/16%
  • Built from aluminium and fibreglass to reduce vibration.
  • LED strobe that can illuminate in red or blue colour.
  • White LED pop-up stylus light with a high brightness.
  • Matte black chassis and tonearm.

It’s being reported that the SL-1210 MK7, which is sold in Europe and the UK, will cost under £900, while the SL-1200 MK7 will retail for just over (the decks are identical apart from the name). 

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The new models are being hailed as "the first new standard DJ turntable in approximately nine years”.

The price is not as expensive as the SL-1200G announced in 2016, this was targeted at the audiophile market rather than the DJ.

This new product sees Technics attempting to pivot back towards DJs, however it remains in a higher price bracket than its Pioneer and Reloop competitors.

This new Technics model, with new microprocessor technology, achieves increased rotational motor control accuracy during normal playback as well as ensuring that the unit responds accurately to a wide range of DJ play styles, such as scratching.

During the initial press conference, Technics were questioned why only a few minor changes were made to the overall design Technics stated “We wouldn’t dream of drastically changing one of the most renowned products in music history.”

While visually subtle, changes have been made; The SL-1200 MK's finish is matte black and features an all-black tonearm. Technics claim the new model has more accurate tracking; there is a new stylus illuminator and even a reverse play function.

We are still awaiting news as to the pricing and availability of the SL-1200 & SL-1210 MK7 in the UK

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