The Technics turntable has been a staple within the music industry since 1972, making a name for itself with the highly successful Technics SL-1200 series of turntables originally manufactured from 1972 to 2010. It’s groundbreaking design has never been bettered, with the first introduction of the direct-drive motor, a crucial technological innovation within the vinyl industry, that allowed DJs to slow down a record with their fingers.
The series was discontinued in the autumn of 2010, but the SL-1200 returns with the SL-1200G. Although SL-1200G retains its classic look, almost every element has been upgraded, like the use of a new coreless direct drive motor that eliminates cogging — tiny vibrations that were caused by the old motor. Other improvements include a three-layered turntable platter, a highly sensitive tonearm, four-layered cabinet construction, and high quality, brass-milled, gold plated terminals. The SL-1200G is the new standard and byword for quality turntables.