Technics 1200s are back in production

Discussion in 'DJ equipment' started by Oysters, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Oysters

    Oysters Audiosexual

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    1200GAE price announced at £2799 (900 remaining units available)
    1200G price not yet confirmed (but will be a lot less)
     
  2. rickbarratt

    rickbarratt Producer

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  3. Matt777

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    Uhm, I don't know, quote:

    "...Why The Pricey Technics SL-1200G?
    It made sense that the special limited edition Technics SL-1200GAE would be pricey, but when word came out that the SL-1200G would also be $4000, there was widespread shock in the DJ community..."

    and the response:
    "...Now we need to invest in all the tools again, and the price now is much higher than the 1970s."

    It’s believable that the original SL-1200 and SL-1200MK2 tooling was lost – but what about the MK6, developed less than ten years ago, and in manufactured until October 2010. Did those manufacturing tools go straight into the dumpster?

    So, they lost the "tools".. come on, don't be so hard on them. They will be hard on your wallet :wink:

    http://djtechtools.com/2016/03/01/why-the-new-technics-turntable-will-be-4000/
     
  4. fraifikmushi

    fraifikmushi Audiosexual

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    Yeah sure, lost tools, as if stuff like that was forged by dwarfs in magic dungeons.
    And even if they lost the cad files, including backups, you can take the workpiece as a starting point to recreate the tools. We're talking simple injection molding, casting and forging here. In terms of production methods, 1210s are low-lowest tech.
     
  5. Matt777

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    agree.. but, you know - the lower the tech, the lower the chance something goes wrong ;P
     
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