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Technics SL-1200GR Turntable Can Now Be Yours

News, Technology | Aug 21, 2017   

Technics SL-1200GR Turntable Can Now Be Yours

Back in January, Technics announced the SL-1200GR, a direct-drive turntable that is a take on the classic 1200 turntable and a more affordable version of the previously released SL-1200G. The wait is now over to get your hands on the SL-1200GR for a price of around $1,699.

The “lower-end” SL-1200GR model inherits much of the same technology as its predecessor, the SL-1200G. The price difference between the two is significant, as the SL-1200G was originally retailing for around $4,000. With a low-vibration, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm, the SL-1200GR was undoubtedly designed to outperform its competition in the marketplace.  

The Technics 1200 series are a DJ and audiophile staple and have arguably been the gold standard in turntables since the first release back in 1972. We agree with Technics that this less expensive price tag may encourage sales and allow more audio enthusiasts to enjoy the robust sound of analog records. 

What are your thoughts on this turntable, and would you shell out the money to own one?

View the full specs of the SL-1200GR on the Technics website and also find out where to buy near you.

Suggested Reading: The Numark NTX1000 is a Solid Turntable at a Sweet Price

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3 thoughts on “Technics SL-1200GR Turntable Can Now Be Yours

  1. Waaay too pricey.. specially when Pioneer has almost an identically sound turntable to the SL1200mk5 at the $700 price range with upgraded options we like i.e. adjustable pitch range, and replaceable cables. I’ve played on Technics for 15yrs and needed brand new decks and chose the PLX1000. My hands couldn’t really tell the difference aside from a tad more torque on the Pioneer other than that there wasn’t any difference at all. I bet I could even take the tone arm assembly out of the technic and put it in the Pioneer (not that I need to) that’s how indentical they are. Why spend $1600 per deck let alone $4000? #bloatedpricetag

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