Technics 1200 going out of production after 35 years

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Technics 1200 going out of production after 35 years

Postby snitch56 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:23 pm

Looks like it will be the end of an era February 2010.
http://www.slashgear.com/technics-axe-1 ... s-2764581/
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Postby Geek » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:46 am

This is a sad announcement indeed :-(

I wonder if the audiophool philosophy of "Belt drive, or crush it as junk!" had anything to do with that?

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Postby DerekVa » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:43 am

Given that Slashgear was unable to find any statement from Panasonic on this, I seriously doubt it. Audiophiles aside, the Technics 1200 is a mainstay for DJs. That'd be like Fender killing the Stratocaster.

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Postby Geek » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:29 am

DerekVa wrote:That'd be like Fender killing the Stratocaster.


Excellent comparison.

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Postby coop402 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:00 am

That is a shocker.

That has to be one of the most durable turntables ever made.
Just ask every DJ since the beginning of time.

I hope they are planning on a similar, yet improved model!
Good luck with that.
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Wow

Postby Shannon Parks » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:01 am

I was just bragging about the 1200 the other day being among the longest lasting hifi items. I guess we have Klipschorns and Denon DL103s still. :)
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