Behold! The Technics SL-1200GAE Is Here [Video]

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There is probably no single piece of DJ equipment more iconic than the Technics SL-1200 turntable. The 1200 was introduced back in 1972, but over the course of the subsequent decades it became the go-to turntable for every mixmaster from Berlin to Borneo and beyond. So the discontinuation of the 1200 series back in 2010 struck straight to the heart of the international DJ community. A huge outcry went up, and tens of thousands of 1200 lovers have since petitioned the company to bring the beloved turntable back. Well, the tide has finally turned.

Technics has answered all those prayers by introducing the SL-1200GAE. It’s a direct-drive turntable destined to melt the hearts of DJs the world over, but it’s got a fresh new feel for a new era too. So as you enjoy your twin-rotor surface-facing direct drive motor, three-layered, brass-top turntable platter, brass-milled and gold-plated phono terminals, four-layer cabinet construction, and newly developed “coreless” motor (no iron core), remember: dreams do come true.

Jim Allen

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