Petition launched to reintroduce Technics turntables (Update: The SL-1200 is Back!)*

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  1. dmckean

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    A bonus feature, like the ability to play 78s, which aren't exactly "hi-fi" either.
     
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  2. Rolltide

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    I think they do a pretty good job establishing that the 1200 series was designed for high fi use but also adopted by DJs. I don't think there's any reason for them to omit a feature that had been on the table for so long just to prove its not just for DJs.
     
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  3. The Zodiac

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    I just got the Audio Technica PL120 last year. I should have waited. I blame myself.
     
  4. It's also useful for playing back off-speed pressings like side 1 of Kind of Blue.
     
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  5. SamS

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    Not sure if serious.
     
  6. sportzdad

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    any guesses on msrp? I'm thinking 1495$.
     
  7. 2xUeL

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    I agree with that 100,000%, but it could have just been +/- 8%, right? It appears that the M5G also had +/- 16% pitch adjustment but it was digital...is this pitch adjustment digital??
     
  8. rischa

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    Some might consider this to be Pollyanna-ish, but I think the reintroduction of the 1200 is exciting news for the vinyl resurgence because it's the one audiophile-level table I could see my non-audiophile friends actually aspiring to own (even if just for the "cool" factor). The 1200 is probably the only hi-fi table that's still an icon with regular people. Hopefully the $900 SRP mentioned above is true, because it could mean these puppies might get down to the $500 range on sale (like black-Friday), a price average people would consider spending. If anything, this could be the spark that reignites 2-channel hifi for the masses.
     
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  9. Ghostworld

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    I think you're right. I read somewhere there was some advantage to that larger range but I forget what it is now
     
  10. 2xUeL

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    The pitch adjustment has nothing to do with playing 78s. It looks like you engage both the 33 and 45 buttons to play 78s.
     
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  11. Ghostworld

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    I really hope that $900 is in the ball park!
     
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  12. Ghostworld

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    What!? It plays 78's! This news just keeps getting better and better!
     
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  13. 2xUeL

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    Well as a DJ I can say it is clearly for a greater range of mixing possibilities, matching songs with a difference in BPM beyond 8%.
     
  14. Rolltide

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    Why wouldn't he be? It's like how I wanted a Koetsu signature but already bought an AT95 so oh well.
     
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  15. Ghostworld

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    Hey this is a little like winning the lottery. Who thought it was going to actually happen? I haven't been this excited about an audio product in many many years


    Regarding playing 78s by pressing the 45 and 33 button at the same time, it just dawned on me for the very first time that 45+33 = 78! I wonder what the reason behind that is!?
     
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  16. 2xUeL

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    I'm hopeful for as cheap a price as possible (duh), but before they announced the discontinued production I'm pretty sure Mk5's were going for something like $550 new off the shelf, so I would expect it to be higher than that. (Hopefully under $1,000 for the regular model! :rolleyes:)
     
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  17. Francisx

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    Pre-Amp?
     
  18. SamS

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    He bought a $250 table? Even if you sell it, you'd be out what, $100 loss? To replace with a $1500+ table in 8 months?

    EDIT: ah I see your sarcasm there ;) Wasn't familiar with the AT95.
     
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  19. Erik Tracy

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    And from the specs posted - RCA output terminal jacks...no included cheapy cord.
     
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  20. Ghostworld

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    Saw that! Fantastic!
     
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  21. My bad. Thanks.
     
  22. 2xUeL

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    Sorry for the confusion. I was speaking specifically to the fact that it's 16 instead of 8. If it's for home use, I don't really understand why they had to make the pitch adjustment so high. Maybe because the GAE is going to be very similar to the G and the G has +/- 16% and the G will be expected to be bought and used by DJs?
     
  23. 2xUeL

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    It's good news, anyway.
     
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  24. Probably the best news of the year.
     
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  25. 2xUeL

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    Do we have a list of the differences between the G and the GAE yet?
     

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