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Technics SL-1200/SL-1210 MK7 price and release date confirmed

Technics SL-1210 MK7 price confirmed at £899

The most exciting news for some of us at this year's CES has been the relaunch of the famous Technics SL-1200 DJ turntable range. And now we have a few more details.

Firstly, there will only be a black model, no silver deck (for now). The SL-1210 MK7 is simply the name for the UK and EU, while the SL-1200 MK7 is for the US and Japan. There's no other difference between the two turntables.

As for the price, while Technics is still ironing out final details, What Hi-Fi? has been told the SL-1210 MK7 will be £899 / 1000 euros, while the SL-1200 MK7 will be $1200. 

That's a lot cheaper than the originally relaunched hi-fi decks and around the same price as the original SL-1200/1210s. It's been ten years since the range has been produced, and longer still since previous SL-1200 models were widely available, so a price comparison isn't easy.

Still, it's about as affordable as we could have hoped - and sure to have a lot of turntable fans tempted. The release date is set for summer this year (we were originally told May but have since had a further update), so if you're interested, you shouldn't have too long to wait.

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Joe Cox

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 mixing vinyl and cycling.