Technics SL-1200 / Technics SL-1210 Shaped Our World

Technics SL-1210 PairIt’s quite sad that traditional vinyl turntables are slowly being replaced by new-age cd players and digital dj gear.

It was the vinyl turntable, and more specificly the Technics SL-1200, that is responsible for the DJ equipment industry as we know it.

The image on the right is a picture of the Technics SL1210 MK2 model that are on display as a pair at the London Science Museum.

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At the London Science Museum they currently have this product on display “within the Science Museum’s Making the Modern World Gallery” as exhibit number 10438138 and is labeled as follows:

Technics SL-1200 direct-drive turntables were first released in 1973, and were aimed at professional DJs on the developing club scene. Pairs of these decks, together with a mixer, became the industry standard tool of hip-hop and club DJs throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Model SL-1210 Mk2.

The Technics SL-1200 turtable has been the choice of DJs and turntablists for almost 4 decades. There has been some rumours of the Technics SL-1200 being discontinued, however there does not seem to have been any official statement from Panasonic so far.

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