Technics Is Making Turntables Again
Vinyl's revivification continues.
Just like the music format it exists to play, the once-discontinued turntable wing of Technics (rumors of its shuttering began five years ago) is set to rise again, with a redesigned line of platters.
As Wired reports from the IFA trade show in Berlin, Panasonic (parent company of Technics) has unveiled a prototype turntable built of aluminum, an allusion to the still-in-demand 1200 series. The company also announced a all-in-one hi-fi system, amp and headphones.
A spokesperson tells Billboard the company has received "countless requests" for the turntables' return.
Technics was last heard from early this year, when a press release stated the brand's intention to help fans "rediscover music" through several new technologies and products.