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Technics SL-1200G turntable to go on sale this month

With all the excitement around the new Panasonic DMP-UB700 4K Blu-ray player and the new Panasonic OLED TV prototype, Technics was left to play second fiddle in the company's IFA press conference.

However, one year on from the announcement that a new Technics turntable was coming, the company did confirm the SL-1200G model would go on sale this month (September).

Technics merrily reiterated that the limited edition SL-1200GAE had completely sold out, so the company was now ready to release the ‘standard’ SL-1200G model.

The Technics SL-1200G will cost £2799 and is nigh-on identical to the limited edition model, barring a few design tweaks to the platter and tonearm - and the small matter that there will be more than 1200 available.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).