Technics Is Making Turntables Again

Customers shop for vinyl records during World Record Store Day at Dussmann on April 18, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

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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.