Well, the unthinkable has happened…
Panasonic have announced they are stopping production of the world’s most famous DJ turntable brand – Technics!
After a year of constant rumours, Panasonic, the company that owns Technics has confirmed that the legendary turntable range has been discontinued. The Technics SL1200 first appeared in 1978 and has undergone minor changes in its 32 year lifespan. It was an integral and important part of many DJ set-ups and still has a huge legion of turntablists that swear by them. Since its launch, more than 3 million units have been sold and it is widely regarded as one of the most durable and reliable turntables ever produced.
It has been an honour at decks.co.uk to have sold the Technics brand and we will miss seeing the boxes in our warehouse and showroom.’
Bloody hell. This is an historic event (if you’re into DJing) and this will seriously focus my mind on one of my dreams.