Technics' limited edition SL-1200GAE turntable officially sold out

Technics has announced on its Facebook page that the final SL-1200GAE turntable has been shipped.

The limited edition turntable was released in the UK in June for £2799, and with only 1200 available worldwide, it's perhaps no surprise that they should all be sold in just over a month - despite the high price.

The SL-1200GAE proved predictably popular. 300 units were made available in Japan in April, and within half an hour every one had been sold - an average of ten selling every sixty seconds.

The standard Technics SL-1200G is due on sale later in the year. It will be available in greater numbers and will have a few minor changes to its design.

The price of the standard model is yet to be announced, but we expect that it won't be vastly different to the cost of the limited edition deck.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.