Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sad day for the music world.
Technics are ceasing production of the 1200 and the 1210 after 35 years their shutting down in febuary. CDJ's and laptops have taken over the market.
I have always being /always will be a vinyl collector. This is pretty sad for the industry but I suppose things change and Technics have being at the forefront of clubland for 35 years. This just means the pair I have will never be sold, in fact a brand new pair will be bought before they shut shop.. just to have .. and hug now and then.
The Technics SL-1200 is a series of turntables manufactured since October 1972 by Matsushita under the brand name of Technics. Originally released as a high fidelity consumer record player, it quickly became adopted among radio and club disc jockeys. Since its release in 1978, SL-1200MK2 and its successors have been the most common turntable for DJing and scratching. The MK2 presented several improvements, including to the motor and casing. Since 1972, more than 3 million units have been sold.
It is widely regarded as one of the most durable and reliable turntables ever produced. Many of the models manufactured in the 1970's are still in heavy use. Rappers have referred to the turntable as "1200", "Tee 12's", "Technics", "Tec 12", "wheels of steel" and "ones and twos".