Technics Returns To The High End

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    If you were an audiophile in the 70's or 80's, you might remember Panasonics Technics as one of the brands that produced mid-range and a few very high end audio products. One of the latter was the SP-10 Mk3, a no-holds-barred (at the time) turntable with a massive platter and unstoppable torque. When the CD appeared, the vinyl record was thought to be dead and digital audio overtook analogue stereo systems.

    But (as we now know) the record didn't die! And analogue audio, at least in some parts of the audio chain, has seen a renaissance over the last decade (or so). So it's both a surprise and not a surprise that Technics is reintroducing their SP-10 in an updated version for the 21st Century:

    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbre...p-10r-analog-direct-drive-turntable-panasonic

    It will be interesting to see where this goes, and how much it costs!
     
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    sonichedgehog360 Editor-in-Chief of TechAndTiny Senior Member

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    There has been a huge resurgence in popularity in the vinyl format for music. I have noticed lots of high-fidelity and stereo shops amassing large inventories of records again. It is great to see the nostalgia has not lost its glow and awe in the eyes of the public.
     

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