Panasonic's Technics revival has a new direct-drive SL-1200

Vinyl is back like it never left.

During its CES 2016 press conference, Panasonic took some time out to talk about its new line of Technics turntables. This year it's releasing two versions of a direct-drive model: the limited edition 50th Anniversary Grand Class SL-1200GAE (limited to 1,200 units of course) and a non-limited Grand Class SL-1200G. In these editions, the reborn Technics says it even cured "cogging" with a newly developed coreless motor. There's no word on price, but the turntables should arrive in late 2016.

Grand Class SL-1200G/SL1200GAE Specifications

All new design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable

Technics Definitive Design

Turntable Speeds

Variable Range Pitch

Dimension & Weight