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The Technics SL-1200 GAE/G/GR general questions thread

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Halloween_Jack, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Pali Gap

    Pali Gap Gin & vinyl

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    Where do you get this stuff? The Japanese 'pour their souls into their work' while the Malaysians lack 'pride' in their work because they're only making $2/hr (according to you)?? LMFAO!!
     
  2. Pali Gap

    Pali Gap Gin & vinyl

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    Is someone executed each time you make a call on your cell phone?
     
  3. ODS123

    ODS123 Forum Resident

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    Well said. ..We do not have enough information to know why they've initiated this move. And you're right - having them built in Malaysia is better than not having them at all. And that may have well been at the crux of Panasonic's decision.

    And I'll ask one more time... ..If one choses to turn their nose up at these Malaysian-made G,GR, GAE's... Then what would they buy if they are partial to Direct-drive turntables that have the build-quality and appearance of these new 1200's??
     
  4. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

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    All I know is there hasn’t been any official releases. It could very well be happening FWIW. But Music Direct and other places still say made in Japan ....... anyways let’s just enjoy these tables. Here’s hoping they are produced for the next 40 years :)
     
  5. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    It's the non gear chatter that bothers me. That's what shuts threads down.

    As far as moving production out of Japan.... well I admit that I put more value in JPN product made in JPN.
    Even if the outside factory has high quality standards, increased production numbers usually result in more defects, even if the defect percentage stays the same, or lower.
    My other concern is if there will be any design changes to enhance the speed/ease of assembly, or will some sub assemblies be farmed out to others... again to speed up assembly and keep costs down.

    I'm sure whatever happens, all be be fine.
    Just glad I got mine when I did.
     
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  6. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

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    We DON'T know that they have done this. Unsubstantiated rumors started by ONE newbie poster on audiogon and a cut and paste job on a tube website. What is wrong with people??
     
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  7. Hardcore

    Hardcore Quartz Controlled

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  8. aunitedlemon

    aunitedlemon Music is medicine, dose often.

    My 1500C is Malaysian and it's one of my favorite things of all time. It brings me incredible joy and pride of ownership.
     
  9. Pali Gap

    Pali Gap Gin & vinyl

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    Haha, this is funny. I haven't seen a 'blue screen of death' or worried about 'antivirus software' since I switched to Macs about 10 years ago. I guess I've been fooled.
     
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  10. Hardcore

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    Given the huge organisational changes they’ve announced all dated 1st April I think it’s fair to assume it’s legit.
     
  11. Pali Gap

    Pali Gap Gin & vinyl

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    Bermuda
    If you're happy that's the important thing, just enjoy. The difference in build quality is apparently quite obvious when the 1500C is compared side-by-side with a 1200. BUT this doesn't necessarily mean the Malaysians are incompetent (as some here would lead you to believe). To my understanding they build the machines to the tolerances and price point (and using materials) determined by Technics.
     
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  12. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

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    Um, no, it isn't. Never "assume" anything when you have absolutely no facts.
     
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  13. Pali Gap

    Pali Gap Gin & vinyl

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    If this means I can get a 1200 build without the pitch slider and lights I'll be all over it!!
     
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  14. Hardcore

    Hardcore Quartz Controlled

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    Why not? We’re only having a discussion on a forum it’s not a big deal.
     
  15. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    Or April 1st is significant for the opposite reason?
     
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  16. aunitedlemon

    aunitedlemon Music is medicine, dose often.

    That's what I want too. Ever since loving my 1500C I've been saying that I'd happily spring for a 1500G if it were to come about. Aesthetics and auto-lift were why I ultimately chose the 1500C over the 1200GR, build quality/materials differences and country of assembly recognized.
     
  17. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Even if not true now, moving production out of Japan will prob happen if these tables popularity continues to increase.
    When they opened that factory to make the 7 and 1500, I figured the GR would be next as it's becoming so popular.
    Moving the other tables does surprise me.

    I liked the thought of one person assembling the unit vs many on an assembly line....even if results are the same.
     
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  18. Hardcore

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    That’s what people were questioning on the original dealer cut and paste, that it was suspicious that the changes were effective April 1st. I had a look on Panasonic’s press page and found the announcements of a new CEO and organisational changes effective April 1st. That’s enough to stop me from thinking it’s just an elaborate April Fools joke, but people will believe what they wish.
     
  19. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

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    Maybe Technics will build the full-auto GR. Now, that would tempt me to buy a second modern Technics GR. They could call it the GR+. My other three tables are DD fully auto - Technics SL-QL1, Denon DP-23F, and the not-very-good Marantz TT-530 (which sits unused in my basement).
     
  20. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    That would be a sweet idea...or even semi auto.
    No telling what it would cost to design and tool up for something like that.
     
  21. RPM

    RPM Forum Resident

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    Technics FB and Instagram should be bombarded with the question about moving to Malaysia and maybe they will answer in some way.
     
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  22. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD is adjusting to having a fully manual turntable

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    I know. I thought this was a cable thread.
     
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  23. ODS123

    ODS123 Forum Resident

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    CS,

    two authorized dealers confirmed it. We are incredulous because we are audiophile dweebs who ascribe huge Significance to this move. We think they should be announcing this with some huge international press conference. But in reality, It’s just a consumer electronics company deciding to move production to a different facility. Seriously, not such a big deal
     
  24. ODS123

    ODS123 Forum Resident

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    um, no it shouldn’t.

    It’s only us audiophile obsessives who navel gaze about this move. For most, it’s a non-issue.. For those who already have one of these tables, they don’t particular care. And if they don’t but were considering one and this a deal-breaker, they’ll simply resign themselves and go off in search of another option. But will do so without expressing their audiophile rage on social media. ...It's simply NOT that important to most.
     
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  25. RPM

    RPM Forum Resident

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    Yes it should. That's the only channel(s) that people who like to know it have. And there is no another option to Technics Made in Japan. None.
     
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