RIP technics

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  1. roo

    roo Member

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    Panasonic have decided to stop making them. Nooooooo.
     
  2. Lunos

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    DjTiesticles Well-Known Member

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    Original source of info:

    http://www.globalhardstyle.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=53129

    Panasonic (the manufacturer of Technics) have announced that production of the world famous Technics SL-1200 and SL-1210 DJ turntables will stop at the end of February 2010. If you are interested in securing a pair of the legendary turntables before they are gone, we have a limited number left in stock at DMC.

    However, Chemical spoke to its Technics UK contact:

    MK5 is being discontinued
    MK2 (lower priced version) will still be in production, as well as the top tier models

    http://twitter.com/TomAtChemical

    So this could just affect Aus/Nz
     
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  4. Harry3

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  5. roo

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  6. souljah

    souljah liquid lover...

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    thats just unimaginable....
     
  7. Lunos

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    is this just in Australia?
     
  8. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    meh...looks like a marketing scam tbh
     
  9. Harry3

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    kind of implies this is worldwide :rinsed:

    savage
     
  10. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    hmmm... this does not bode well for the vinyl side of 'vinyl vs digital' :(
     
  11. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    agreed! this sucks!

    Fuck digital! im a man of plastic and always will be!!!

    rip technics
     
  12. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    fuck!
    great time to be a technics servicer! they will be busy! untill they run out of spare parts that is!
     
  13. Goosey_J

    Goosey_J IGNORE ME

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    So that's it then? No more Technics ever? That's fucked up. What will they use in clubs now?
     
  14. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    digital does have it's uses... but vinyl all the way!
     
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    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    yea i no, the only time i use digital is for my own or other artists dubs :)
     
  16. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    think of how much you will get to sell them now!
     
  17. Harry3

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    now what will be the best alternatives? Stantons?
     
  18. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    vestax pdx 3200's will take over!!
     
  19. DJ Oblivion

    DJ Oblivion Beast from the East!

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    hang on I think this is a misunderstanding.. I think they mean there stopping production of mk5 like they did with all the other mks bar mk2. maybe this means theres a mk6 on its way??
     
  20. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    interesting point... and just because they are stopping the manufacture of the decks, doesn't mean clubs world wide will just chuck the current ones in the bin!