Vinyl is making a serious comeback in today’s music scene and with that comes the resurgence of an iconic brand in the industry – Technics.
The Japanese turntable maker which is owned by Panasonic spawned its own legion of dedicated fans from the 1970s through to the early 2000s. During that period the SL-1200 (pictured above) was seen as the industry standard for turntables, ensuring that the deck enjoyed a distinguished shelf life from 1972 through to 2010 when it was finally discontinued.
So far the company has only released an image of a bare-looking aluminium prototype (below) and provided a list of technical specs (which you can view here) that’s bound to get the serious audiophiles giddy.
No one knows exactly what the product will be yet, with some pundits hoping that Technics goes back to its original roots of the SL-1200 and others suspecting that Panasonic will be rebranding the name as a high-end audio equipment provider with products costing in the tens of thousands of dollars.
[via What HiFi]