Technics are back and they mean business. The relaunched SL1200 series of turntables, for which Technics has become an iconic brand for many, are grabbing all the headlines. Turntables were of course on display at the Sound & Vision Show this year but so were some of the new electronics and speakers from Technics. Dynamic Headroom paid a visit to the Technics room for a listen.
Here at Dynamic Headroom HQ, the Technics SL1210 mark 2 is the turntable of choice in my hi-fi system. Actually, it was left over from my DJing days, but nevertheless it was dusted off when the vinyl revival started and I began buying vinyl again. Upgrading to another deck would set me back £1000 in order to get a performance bump to make it worthwhile. I don't have that kind of money so began to wonder, what is the best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210? And can I do it on the cheap?