SPOTTED: 10″ Technics turntables from DJ J-Tek

Technics 10" DJ J-Tek SL-DZ1200 JT-10 MK1 turntable (6)

Technics might be over, but that doesn’t stop clever people making old Technics better. The SL-DZ1200 has been modded into a 10″ turntable by DJ J-Tek.

DJ disasters — when has it all gone Pete Tong for you?

dj disasters

I’m sure we’ve all had to face some bomb sites for DJ booths in our time, but what has been your biggest DJ disaster, and how did you deal with it?

Technics Tracks — like Beatport but for audiophiles

technics tracks download 7digital

Technics is back, but definitely in the high end digital realm. So while many pray for the return of the analogue 1200 turntable, Technics has decided that delivering high quality digital music is a smart move. So teaming up with 7Digital, Technics Tracks is their new FLAC download service.

Technics Reborn — new site and new products


With a time line that reads of closure, grief, rumours, petitions, and finally news reports, it would appear that Panasonic chose IFA 2014 in Berlin to announce the return of Technics as a pro audio brand. There’s a website and everthing, but it lacks the only element that DJs care about — a turntable.

Technics brand to return? No mention of 1200s

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When Panasonic essentially killed off the most iconic DJ brand and product when they pulled the plug on the Technics 1200, the world wept, especially at a time when vinyl seemed to be on the up again. And while other turntables have become available, for a good number of people, only Technics will do. And breaking news out of Japan may indicate that the Technics brand (not necessarily the 1200) could be coming back.

POLL: Future turntables – basic or with bells on?

technics future turntables

Turntables are back, but do they do what you want? Do you want the basics or do you want every bell and whistles in the world? Tell us.

Revisiting the Technics petition and poll one last time

technics petition poll balance

before we draw a line under the topic of the Technics petition, let’s take a look at the poll results and see how they possibly translate to reality.

Technics 1200 revival: Facts, figures, and a realist’s view

technics 1200 1210 graphs

A call for a Technics 1200 revival has been made. But just how realistic is it? Craig Reeves gathers together industry intelligence to find out.

All about Technics — a poll and a petition

Technics Petition

Missing Technics? There’s a petition for that. And we ask some questions to see just how much you really do miss the iconic turntable brand.

Homebrew mod actually makes Technics SL-DZ1200 good [VIDEO]

Technics SL-DZ1200 MK2 (2)

The Technics SL-DZ1200 was pants. But thanks to a radical homebrew hack, it’s actually been made to perform as it always should.