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Technics SP-10R

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 00:37
by thezenroom
Technics to release new SP-10 in summer 2018 :::::: The Technics SP-10R ::::::

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 11:41
by anmpr1
I'd be in the market if you could get one with base and advanced arm for less than 10K. And...if it is as good or better than the SP10 Mk3. We'll see. My guess is that there will be a long line for the product.

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 22:46
by Shadowman82
lol well even if you had the cash , seeing how few retailers carry the new SL-1200s good luck finding one that will carry this one or Technics actually making enough of them .

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 22:18
by anmpr1
Yeah...you'll get your Tesla Model 3 before you ever get one of these. LOL

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 22:22
by Shadowman82
Not really sure why so few retailers carry the new SL-1200 , let alone this one when it is released .

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 23:23
by cafe latte
Bit disappointed the motor is the same as the just released sl1200, really cant understand why they did not make a special motor unit for the sp range. I would like one of the new turntables though, I will be waiting to see how this performs and if they make an arm and base for it..
Chris

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 13:13
by anmpr1
Shadowman82 wrote:Not really sure why so few retailers carry the new SL-1200 , let alone this one when it is released .
I read somewhere that they only make about 300/day. Given world-wide distribution, that is going to limit supply for a while, if it is true. Who knows?

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 22:08
by Shadowman82
That's weird I mean Technics is Panasonic , a huge multinational corporation , much bigger than the likes of Pro-ject for instance and yet they can't make more than that ? And how come they can't do that now but could produce way more with the old SL-1200 ?

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 20 Dec 2017 21:01
by bigx5murf
Shadowman82 wrote:That's weird I mean Technics is Panasonic , a huge multinational corporation , much bigger than the likes of Pro-ject for instance and yet they can't make more than that ? And how come they can't do that now but could produce way more with the old SL-1200 ?
Probably because they had to goad some formerly retired employees out of retirement to restart manufacturing on these things.

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 21 Dec 2017 20:36
by anmpr1
bigx5murf wrote:
Shadowman82 wrote:That's weird I mean Technics is Panasonic , a huge multinational corporation , much bigger than the likes of Pro-ject for instance and yet they can't make more than that ? And how come they can't do that now but could produce way more with the old SL-1200 ?
Probably because they had to goad some formerly retired employees out of retirement to restart manufacturing on these things.
That is what they claim. The tonearm is hand assembled and calibrated. The rest of the deck also seems to be labor intensive--at least from the production videos on the Panasonic site. During the heyday of analog, more resources could be used to make record players, because that's what people wanted, and there was a lot of $$$ to be made making them. Today it is a niche thing.

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 07:11
by Toaster
News from What Hi-Fi Magazine online: Announced at CES 2018: The SP-10R will cost ~$10,000 and the SL-1000R with matching plinth and arm will be ~$20,000.

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 17:56
by chiz
Toaster wrote:News from What Hi-Fi Magazine online: Announced at CES 2018: The SP-10R will cost ~$10,000 and the SL-1000R with matching plinth and arm will be ~$20,000.
Full specs and info here:

http://www.technics.com/download/brochu ... _Print.pdf

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 19:28
by Alec124c41
I guess I'll be sticking with my original SP-10 and Jelco arm for a while.
No complaints with that, though.

Cheers,
Alec

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 20:29
by Shadowman82
During the heyday of analog, more resources could be used to make record players, because that's what people wanted, and there was a lot of $$$ to be made making them. Today it is a niche thing
Yeah but Technics manufactured the old SL-1200s well into the new millenium when Vinyl was more of a niche thing than it is currently .

Re: Technics SP-10R

Posted: 10 Jan 2018 14:04
by Alec124c41
Shadowman82 wrote:
During the heyday of analog, more resources could be used to make record players, because that's what people wanted, and there was a lot of $$$ to be made making them. Today it is a niche thing
Yeah but Technics manufactured the old SL-1200s well into the new millenium when Vinyl was more of a niche thing than it is currently .
All the equipment for manufacturing them already existed. Continuing to manufacture something, and starting from scratch are far different.

Cheers,
Alec