Splurge Alert: The latest in high-end audio gear will cost you a few months’ rent. Last week at CES, we saw a few cool gadgets that the dance music world might appreciate – like this pair of headphones that streams 1080p video – but this next item might be out of price range for even the most avid music lover.

Panasonic’s Technics SL-1200 turntables were a total hit at the Las Vegas technology conference, as the update replaced the shakier electronic motor with a coreless motor to eliminate vibrations; but now that the turntable is priced at $4000 USD, the enthusiasm might be waning. In addition to minimizing vibrations, the newest model, the SL-1200 Grand Class turntables, will be limited edition – only 1200 will be available to the public. If you’re truly serious about how to listen to your vinyl, the Technics will be out later this year.

The Technics 1200 turntable is back with hifi audioThe Technics turntable is back, and it’s a beast.

Posted by The Verge on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Source: Mixmag