Coming this summer.

Last September, we saw a preview of the long awaited new Technics turntable. Those were only glimpses, but now the company has unveiled the finished product and it’s a thing of beauty.

In a new preview on Wired, Panasonic explained they will release two versions of the new turntable. First, the Technics 50th Anniversary ‘Grand Class SL-1200GAE’ will be released this summer in a limited run of 1200 units. Following that a non-limited edition Grand Class 1200G will appear before the end of 2016.

The full list of new features have now been unveiled via the Technics website – read the full specs below.

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
Insulator

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

Terminal:
Phono Output x 1 / SIGNAL GND x 1

Photos (via Wired):

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