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davidpeters74:
Hey everyone hope you all are doing great. I am looking to purchase a new direct-drive turntable. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks :)

Steve-White:
The defacto industry standard the past 50 years:  https://www.technics.com/global/home/sl1200.html

Used in broadcast and clubs, as well as mobile DJ setups.  I have one in my home studio.

davidpeters74:

--- Quote from: Steve-White on May 15, 2024, 09:03:45 PM ---The defacto industry standard the past 50 years:  https://www.technics.com/global/home/sl1200.html

Used in broadcast and clubs, as well as mobile DJ setups.  I have one in my home studio.

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Thanks for the suggestion here, Steve. I will read more about its specification. It looks amazing though :)

Tim McCulloch:
My suggestion is the SL1200MKIII or whatever the current model number is. Been the industry standard for 40 years.

Craig Hauber:

--- Quote from: Tim McCulloch on May 18, 2024, 03:09:43 PM ---My suggestion is the SL1200MKIII or whatever the current model number is. Been the industry standard for 40 years.

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Went exploring down the internet rabbit hole and yes, Technics is still with us and still part of Panasonic/Matsushita and they make various "audiopile" stuff with a large selection of turntables beyond just the DJ one.
Looks like the SL1200MK7 is the current workhorse.
I've been using my original SL1200 for decades and it seems to still be working as normal.  With a Shure cartridge too.  Audiophiles generally snob on direct-drive but I've never heard anything unpleasant from it (aside from artistic considerations of course)
Good to know a company I liked as a kid is still around and hasn't been swallowed by a Harman/Samsung type overlord yet.  As far as plastic audio equipment is concerned, Panasonic seems to outlast other similar products.  At least my Ramsa speakers can attest to that.

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