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 T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. 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 written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).