New Technics SL1200 MK7

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New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by Boltman92124 » 08 Jan 2019 00:09

Introduced today! I wonder if it is a lower price point than the SL1200G ($1,700)?
https://www.technics.com/us/news/20190107-sl-1200mk7/

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by mrrose » 08 Jan 2019 01:09

Can't wait to get into one! Too bad not a soul sells this in my town.

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by luckybaer » 08 Jan 2019 01:11

Will be significantly less than the 1200G. I wonder where it will be priced relative to the 1200GR/1210GR?

DJ-centric, so nice to see they aren't neglecting that market space or their own robust history.

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by 2002afan » 08 Jan 2019 01:42

Nice, Me want. Wifey not so much. :cry:

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by chiz » 08 Jan 2019 03:07

I started a thread about this over in the Turntables and Tonearms section:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=109192

Personally I'm not a fan of blue LEDs so it's a welcome upgrade over the 1200G in that respect :-D

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by Boltman92124 » 08 Jan 2019 03:36

luckybaer wrote:
08 Jan 2019 01:11
Will be significantly less than the 1200G. I wonder where it will be priced relative to the 1200GR/1210GR?

DJ-centric, so nice to see they aren't neglecting that market space or their own robust history.
Right. I meant the GR. They would crush it if it came in at $999. Prob not though.

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by sliceofhogan » 08 Jan 2019 12:16

And the idiot proof version without useless knobs is also there
https://www.technics.com/us/news/20190107-sl-1500c/

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by VinylDan1 » 08 Jan 2019 18:48

Appearing to be $1,200

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by Boltman92124 » 08 Jan 2019 19:23

VinylDan1 wrote:
08 Jan 2019 18:48
Appearing to be $1,200
So perhaps the SL1500C will be below $1k.

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by Shadowman82 » 08 Jan 2019 21:32

Welcome news that Technics is introducing a more reasonably priced SL-1200 and that it still features some upgrades from the old ones .

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by Boltman92124 » 09 Jan 2019 17:03

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/ce ... -turntable

$1,399 for the SL-1500c
$1,199 for the new SL1200 Mk7.

Surprising the 1500 is more money! They both have the "coreless" motor inherited from the more costly 1200G. The 1500 also has a built in pre-amp, auto arm lift at the end of the record and a 2M Red.

Which one would you want??

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by BMRR » 09 Jan 2019 17:35

If I had $1400 and was choosing between the two, I think I'd probably choose the 1500C even though the 1200 Mk7 has more bells and whistles. I really like the elegance and clean lines of the 1500C, and it should be a supremely reliable turntable for many decades because it has so few moving parts. And I already have a 1200 MkII, so the 1200 Mk7 doesn't really give me anything that I don't already have.

I 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.

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by Boltman92124 » 09 Jan 2019 17:40

BMRR wrote:
09 Jan 2019 17:35
If I had $1400 and was choosing between the two, I think I'd probably choose the 1500C even though the 1200 Mk7 has more bells and whistles. I really like the elegance and clean lines of the 1500C, and it should be a supremely reliable turntable for many decades because it has so few moving parts. And I already have a 1200 MkII, so the 1200 Mk7 doesn't really give me anything that I don't already have.

I 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.
I think I'd save the $200 and get the Mk 7. It does have the new platter and motor technology inherited from the 1200G/GR. The new Technics tonearms are also improved over the old 1200 series. The PLX-1000 is just the Hanpin "Super DJ" table correct? Similar to the AT 1240. Those are good tables too.

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Re: New Technics SL1200 MK7

Post by BMRR » 09 Jan 2019 18:03

Yeah, I'm not saying the Pioneer is bad; I'm saying the people who whine about the price of the Technics are being unrealistic. Lots of crybabies in other forums who wanted the Mk7 to be $400 or $600.

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