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