As the go-to choice of DJs the world over, the SL-1200 Series has long been a dominant presence on the global music scene.
Today the brand continues to set the industry standard as the direct drive turntable par excellence.
The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection
The SL-1200 Series has constantly evolved with the times to meet the exacting requirements of DJs everywhere. It epitomizes Technics’ unwavering dedication to quality engineering that fuses sound, technology and design.
Together the SL-1200 Series and its legions of ardent fans have seen new movements in popular music come and go. Here are just a few of the impassioned messages from around the world that it has inspired.
In 1980 I came in touch with SL-1200 for the first time while visiting Ken Collier. I was very young. I have had Technics for 35years since I was 20 years old. Technics is an institution, a foundation. It's an important building block in the evolution of the DJ.
Well I first had a set of Technics B-1’s the graduated to D-1’s by this time I was working at a record store in 1985, but I didn’t get my own pair of SL-1200’s until I had saved some money to get a pair in 1986. I still use SL-1200 MK II’s at home and at my studio to sample from and I can’t wait to see new series. SL-1200 is still number one when it comes to turntables and feel for playing vinyl.
Well Jan 7th, Technics asked me to play House Music at “Technics7th”, so that’s what I will be playing !!!
I first found out about Technics 1200 when looking at the cover to Malcolm Mclaren “D'Ya Like Scratchin' ”. I took that cover to all the electric store around Los Angeles looking for one. I finally found one place that carries a Technics SL1200. So the first Technics I bought was the SL1200 in 1984 it still works and I have and use it to this day. It's my favorite turntable of all time. In my perspective Technics are high quality; high quality sound, high quality manufacturing and exceptionally durable, fantastic for DJing being able to handle decades of abuse being banged and scratched.
It's great to see Technics back in production. That being said I expect the best from Technics. What doesTechnics means to me? Quality, simplicity and durability.
I never touched SL-1200 when I started playing DJ. But I realized why everyone used the turntable as soon as I felt its stability of backspin and instantaneous spinning up to normal speed. Since then, SL-1200 been my best friend. Definitely I will enjoy playing with other DJs at the event in Vegas
Playing on the Technics SL-1200 is a rite of passage for DJs. It is the turntable that DJs chose to use in ways that still define what club & hip-hop mixing is today. They have been a part of my life for over 20 years and have given me the opportunity to see the world.
Episode 01 – Krafty Kuts rediscovers Technics SL-1200/1210MK7
Episode 02 – Future Flex discovers Technics SL-1200/1210MK7