The MK2 was $350 RRP when launched in 1979 which with inflation is close to $1200 today.BMRR wrote: ↑09 Jan 2019 18:35I must say I'm very impressed that they were able to get the price of the 1200 Mk7 down to only $1200. For a real Technics, brand new, made in Japan, that is a steal. I'm sure there will be people who complain that it's too expensive and they will cite the fact that they can get a Stanton/Pioneer/Reloop/Vestax for $400-$600, but you get what you pay for. If Pioneer brought production of the PLX-1000 to Japan and made them in-house with higher quality materials and superb quality control, there is no way they'd be able to sell it for $699. It would probably be $1200. So I hope the naysayers will eventually come to appreciate that Technics is trying very hard to offer a turntable that is within reach of working professionals, while at the same time refusing to compromise on what makes a Technics a Technics.
The MK7 appears to be made in Malaysia: