Technics has announced a limited-edition direct-drive turntable to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its legendary SL-1200 series.
The new model is based on the 2019-released SL-1200MK7 record player and features a golden anodized tonearm and an engraved serial number on the top panel. Included with each turntable is a slip mat with a colored Technics logo and a 50th-anniversary sticker. Only 12,000 units of the SL-1200M7L will be released worldwide, with the decks available in seven colors: black, red, blue, white, green, yellow and beige.
The original SL-1200 has been a club staple since being adopted by DJs after the record player’s initial release in 1972 and is one of those rare components that blurs the lines between hi-fi and musical instruments.
The design of the SL-1200M7L includes a high rigidity cabinet and damping insulator to minimize vibrations. It also includes a starting torque/brake speed adjustment function, pitch control, reverse play, and a stylus illuminator with a high-brightness, long-life LED.
The SL-1200M7L will be available for pre-order from selected retailers on April 7th for shipment beginning in July, priced at $1099.
This article originally appeared on whathifi.com
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