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Technics New Reference Turntable SP-10R, SL-1000R and All-In-One SC-C70 – CES 2018

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Technics room at CES was a lot more than just turntables this year, but the big news was definitely making waves on the analog front. A new reference turntable SP-10R ($10k) and the turntable system SL1000R ($20k) are front and center of many an audiophile’s aspirational wish list.

The new SP-10R boasts a coreless direct drive motor connected to an aluminum die cast platter with embedded tungsten weights in a 10mm thick brass top. Its colored bright, its heavy, its claims vibration damping characteristics and low wow and flutter – everything you would expect from a high-class kinda guy.… Read the full article

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SP-10R at heart: Technics’ $20K SL-1000R turntable

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

ATTN: high-end vinylphiles – it’s time to ready an appointment with that re-mortgage broker because Technics have announced pricing on the SP-10R ‘turntable’ teased by the Japanese manufacturer IFA Berlin last September. Yours for a cool US$10,000.

The SP-10R’s coreless direct drive motor is an improved version of that found in the SL-1200G but with coils on both sides for ’12-pole / 18-coil drive’ and with high enough torque to drive the 8kg platter above to (according to Technics) hold wow and flutter down to a crazy low 0.015%.… Read the full article

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Technics announce SL-1000R turntable at CES with expected $20,000 USD price tag

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Technics SL-1000R.

Leave it to legendary turntable-manufacturing monster Technics (nee Panasonic) to put a Godzilla-like foot into the high-end analog ring. With the announcement at CES in Vegas Monday of the SL-1000R – boasting a rumoured $20,000 USD price tag, along with the SP-10R announced in September which is expected to come in around $10,000 USD – the Japanese record player company (among many other things high fidelity) is firmly saying “we’re back.”

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Technics SP-10R (sans plinth and tonearm)

These two decks should set hardcore turntablists hearts pounding, and their minds scheming at financing options to get their hands on either of these two precision ‘tables.… Read the full article

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IFA 2017: Technics’ SP-10R turntable, SC-C70 all-in-one

By | September 2nd, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

Smart cities. Smart life. Better living tomorrow. TV. Home AV. Digital imaging. Small kitchen appliances. Personal care. Ladies’ beauty. Male grooming. Oral care — these are the categories by which Panasonic Europe subdivide its product range for display at IFA 2017, where the Japanese giant occupy the entirety of the first floor of Halle 5 of Berlin’s Messe complex.

For high/er-end audio products, we look to a brightly lit corner for Technics whose display is enormous by CES standards. This sub-brand’s range of static and active displays incorporates three zones decked out like lounge rooms to show off the good, the better and the best of home audio.… Read the full article

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Technics announce new reference SP-10R turntable – move over SL-1200G

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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But what tonearm you ask…?

Just when you thought turntable manufacturing legend Technics was resting on its collective laurels, and was basking in the stellar press surrounding the newest iterations of its venerable classic – the SL-1200 – in the 1200G, and 1200GR, they announce a new reference model for the company’s top slot: The SP-10R.

With European consumer-electronics mega show IFA 2017 (Internationale Funkausstellung) just kicking off in Berlin, early news is just trickling out regarding the new turntable, but Technics put out a press release calling the new SP-10R the company’s “most premium analog, direct-drive turntable to date,” and claiming the lowest signal-to-noise ratio (92dB), and best rotational stability (0.015 per cent wow & flutter) of any turntable in the world.… Read the full article

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