Reports are surfacing that Technics has revealed the value and launch date of its new DJ-focused turntable, the SL-1200 MK7 and the SL-1210 MK7.

According to What Hi-Fi, the SL-1200 MK7, launched within the US and Japan, will price $1200. The SL-1210 MK7, possessing a unique identify on the market within the EU and UK, will price £899 and €1000. While the names are completely different, there isn't a change within the precise turntables specs.

Although the value could also be larger than some vinyl lovers anticipated, with many hoping it will be extra aggressive, the price of $1200, £899 and €1000 continues to be cheaper than 2016's Technics relaunch with the SL-1200 G, a hi-fi turntable costing $four,000.

The updates to the SL-1200 MK7 and the SL-1210 MK7 embrace a microcomputer, a coreless direct drive motor for extra rotation accuracy, energy and reliability, the latest motor management know-how, improved monitoring, a brand new stylus illuminator and a reverse play operate in addition to a matte black end with an all-black tonearm. Find out extra info right here.

Reports coming in additionally state that the SL-1200 MK7 and the SL-1210 MK7 will probably be launched in May 2019.

For extra on Technics, try how they assembled the world's first turntable orchestra right here and be taught concerning the evolution of the turntable right here.

Harrison is Mixmag's US Editor. Follow him on Twitter right here

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