Tag: technics

Limited Edition Technics Now Available In Germany

Sold out in 30 minutes in Japan, the limited edition (€3,500) Grand Class SL-1200GAE “50 years of Technics” edition has now come to Germany. Technics says for purchase information contact your local dealer! More information at Technics Website HERE Technical Specifications Grand Class SL-1200G / SL1200GAE Direct drive motor with twin rotor Newly developed motor control Highly sensitive tonearm turntable with brass pad Special vibration absorber Technics Definitive Design Linked to the classic SL-1200 series of high quality aluminum cover plate Speed ​​steps 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm Speed ​​control ± 8%, ± 16% measures and weight W: ... Read more

The 10 Commandments: How (NOT) To Treat Your Vinyl

There’s no way around it: the vinyl resurgence is in full effect. And, for the most part, that is a great development. More and more people are now trying their hands on old school records as a means of playing music, understanding that nothing beats the touch and feel of laying down a slab of vinyl, or flicking through crates in dusty record shops Those that are new to the dynamics of record players and the vulnerability of vinyl itself do good to know about the basics of how to handle your records, and specifically what not to do with them. Strictly following these ten commandments below will make sure that ... Read more

Panasonic Unveils New Technics SL-1200G Turntable

The wait is over! Panasonic has unveiled the design to the new Technics SL-1200G Turntable. The long awaited piece of hardware is described by Panasonic, to “redefine” the direct drive turntable, and is the companies first detailed product from the hallowed line. Technically, the SL-1200G includes a retro-styled aluminium top plate, but also comes with a redesigned, “twin-rotor surface-facing” motor and more sensitive tonearm, insulator and brass turntable platter. Pitch ranges of plus-or-minus 8% or 16%, and records can be played at 33.3, 45 and 78 RPM. The “Grand Class” SL-1200GAE is available this summer, and the SL-1200G will comes in the fall. Find more ... Read more

Beat Making Like You’ve Never Seen Before: ‘Mechanical Techno’

What you see in this video is a demonstration Mechanical Techno by Graham Dunning. What it is is a totally DIY way of making music, and in the most organic way possible: through an intricate setup of records on a record player, each triggering various sounds that add up to a more than decent techno track. Originally a studio project for making recordings, Graham Dunning now also perform live using the Mechanical Techno method. Several looping records spin on the same axle, ensuring they stay approximately in time with each other. He layers up locked groove records, audio triggers to analogue ... Read more

Behold, The Rare Technics 1200 Inspired New Balance

The New Balance 1500 is one of the sneaker world’s most customisable shoes. Why? I couldn’t tell you as I am in no way a sneaker head, but I have found myself partial to a nice pair of New balance’s from time to time, and seeing these I.WANT. Unfortunately, that may probably never happen as only 3 pairs have been designed (by Brooklyn-based turntablist and sneaker designer, Revive Customs). Nevertheless, the Technics 1200 inspired design is sleek, while staying true to the iconic turntables recognisable aesthetics. So, check out the sneaker porn below (it really gives new meaning to the ... Read more

Technics SL-1200 Turntable To Be Relaunched By Panasonic

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. See also: Tesco To Start Selling Vinyl Again 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 ... Read more

Numark Rolls Out An Affordable, Technics Inspired New Turntable

With a platter, layout and S-shaped tonearm nearly identical in design to those of the no-longer-in-production Technics SL1200, Numark has unveiled their latest turntable, the TT250USB. Described as a “top-flight” piece of gear by the company, it’s affordable €279,00 (suggested) price tag will not pain the wallet as much as a vintage Technics or the, similar styled, Pioneer PLX-1000. According to Numark, the TT250USB’s quartz-controlled motor delivers virtually perfect speed accuracy when playing back records, and its high-torque motor and heavy cast-aluminum platter provide the ideal amount of resistance and feel for scratching effects. “This is the ideal turntable for demanding turntablists,” said Numark Marketing Manager, Karl ... Read more

Flattening Warped Records Now Possible For Technics 1200 Owners

It’s a known problem to vinyl collectors across the world, warped records. Those not yet introduced to the phenomenon: a warped record is what happens to delicate vinyl after years of use and abuse and improper storage, making a record crooked rather than flat which renders it virtually impossible to listen to. The problem was already partly solved with the invention of an outer periphery record clamp made for modern turntables. It was not possible though to use it on the world’s most popular turntables, the Technics 1200 series, due to its size. That has now been changed though. After ... Read more

LEGO Enthusiast Builds Fully-Functioning Turntable

LEGO never ceases to amaze at its multi-functionality. This was proven again when Korean designer and LEGO fanatic, Hayarobi, designed and built a fully working vinyl turntable out of LEGO blocks. The turntable is named ‘The Planet’ and consists over a couple thousand LEGO pieces inventively stacked together to create this amazing result. Of course there is also a power source involved to get the records spinning; this happens through two special LEGO power batteries. A tube amp connected to the mechanism results in the sound coming of this super cool invention. As it was unveiled at the Seoul Brick ... Read more