Technics Unveils All-New SL-1200GAE

Technics SL-1200GAE

Iconic turntable brand Technics has announced its return in September, during the IFA conference in Berlin. Now, we get a first look at the production model for the SL-1200 successor.

Unveiled at this week's CES in Las Vegas, the new SL-1200GAE is being described as the "evolution" of the brand's revered direct-drive turntable.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Technics and its most iconic design, the relaunch product features details such as a lightweight magnesium tonearm, brass-milled and gold-plated terminals, an iron core-free direct-drive motor to eliminate cogging, twin-rotor construction and a four-layer cabinet.

Below are full specs, via HYPEBEAST. Technics has announced a Summer 2016 release for the turntable.

All New Design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable
Twin-Rotor Surface-Facing Direct Drive Motor
Direct Drive Motor Controller
High Sensitive Tonearm
Brass-Top Turntable Platter

Technics Definitive Design
Inherited SL-1200 Series
Heavy Aluminium Top Plate

Turntable Speeds
33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm

Variable Range Pitch
±8%, ±16%

Dimensions & Weight
W: 453 mm (17-27/32 inch) H: 170 mm (6-11/16 inch) D: 372 mm (14-21/32 inch)
Approx. 18 kg (39.7 lbs ) *Tentative *Height including dust cover

Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1