Tech We Want This Week: Technics SL-1200G Turntables

The Wheels of Steel are back

Men of a certain age will be misty-eyed at the news Technics is reissuing its Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1200G, otherwise known as Technics 1200s, Tec 12's, Wheels of Steel or Ones & Twos.

The essential kit for DJs and producers throughout the acid house explosion thanks to a direct drive that allowed for cueing and beat-mixing, the design is deemed so iconic the Science Museum in London has a version on permanent display.

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Discontinued in 2010 the turntable was originally released in 1972 as an audiophile-grade music player and that's how this relaunch is being presented: with the vinyl resurgence and new interest in home hi-fi use to thank. (Earlier in 2016, a limited run sold out immediately).

Available from autumn and priced at £2,799 - start saving now.

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