The moment that collectors, connoisseurs and DJs have all secretly been waiting for in the last years has finally come. At the IFA conference in Berlin, Panasonic today announced the return of the Technics SL-1200 turntable.

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The 21st century reproduction of the decades-long industry standard for vinyl DJing is promised to contain “new elements at every level,”. The “stark, utilitarian” aluminium design is made with the SL-1200 and the SP10 in mind.

“Turntables are a very iconic product for the Technics brand,” says Michiko Ogawa, director of Technics, in a quote from WIRED. “It is important to show our sincere dedication [to that]. The turntable market is very small but it is a very important brand product.”

Technics discontinued the production of the turntable series in 2010. The design is not finalized yet, the turntable as shown in the photo is a prop used at IFA.

Source: RA