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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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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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