We waited a decade for a new Technics SL-1200 and when one finally turned it up it was priced well out of range of the normal record collector. Cue turntable fans foaming at the mouth everywhere and the Japanese company learning a valuable lesson in how to alienate their market overnight.
Luckily they've finally seen sense and a cheaper variant has begun shipping. The SL-1200GR is now being sold online for £1,299 (as opposed to the £2,799 price of the SL-1200G). There are no gimmicks or cheesy lights, just a reliably precise motor and the classic feel of playing with a Technics deck.
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