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    1. 01-06-2017 03:13 PM #1
      http://www.edmtunes.com/2017/01/technics-introduces-standard-model/

      "With the
      resurgence of vinyl ever more evident, turntable manufacturers are chomping at the bit to make products of all quality levels to support the rise and popularity of the once thought extinct media format. Technics in particular, have been able to carry their name through the decades as a staple of the industry standard in clubs and venues for vinyl addicts. After unveiling details of the new SL-1200 GR, which they’ve branded as their “standard model”, is an alternative option for those not will to shell out for the pricey SL-1200 G. Being at almost half the price of the G which is an astounding £2,999, the GR’s price tag of $2,000 USD or £1,500, which is still pretty bloody expensive, is showcasing Technics shift in marketing towards the casual home listener."
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      01-06-2017 05:05 PM #2
      So that will be like 3K Canadian

      Man, I should of jumped on a $300 SL-1200 when I could of. Now they are $700-800! Ah forget it. I have a 1300, good enough.

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      01-11-2017 05:56 PM #3
      Well being an active DJ I still have my two SL1200 and wont be getting rid of them anytime soon, well not by choice anyway.

      $2K for a turntable is more than just for a casual listener, although its not reference level it is high end territory.

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      02-13-2017 11:15 PM #4
      Was thinking about getting a used SL-1200 but the prices are a bit out of this world (no different to other analog gear though).

      So ended up with an SL-1800MkI in a good condition for relatively cheap.
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      02-23-2017 06:57 PM #5
      I bought a brand new 1200 in 1996 for $425 and a used one for $200...in glad I hung onto them.


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      02-24-2017 10:25 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by blksabbath View Post
      I bought a brand new 1200 in 1996 for $425 and a used one for $200...in glad I hung onto them.


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      Yes and hold on to them tightly. These guys have transformed into small investment pieces in the analog audio world for real. I also scored a Nak RX505 deck that needed a $100 tune up which was totally worth it. These things are heading back toward the original asking price when new.Crazy. Now I can just get my hands on a pair of Infiniti Kappa 9's. eh without breaking the bank that is.

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      03-04-2017 09:15 AM #7
      Recently,Stereophile magazine did a review on those new Technics 'tables and said the new ones are tremendously better than the old ones.very high quality bearings and extremely accurate motor speed,well worth the money,etc. the old ones are still very nice ; i own a MusicHall USB1 (Technics knock-off)

      though, if i were going to spend that much $$$$ for a fancy new 'table,i'd buy American or Euro.
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      03-04-2017 09:33 PM #8
      Can't go wrong with Pro-Ject or Rega.
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      03-23-2017 09:32 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by gruppe-b View Post
      if i were going to spend that much $$$$ for a fancy new 'table,i'd buy American or Euro.

      Same..

      Or I would just get a Rega and upgrade the tone arm and cartridge.

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