technics are dead!?

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  1. charlie131

    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    The DJing community and the greater dance music scene mourns the loss of a clubbing staple today. No, Steve Aoki hasn’t hung up his record bag, but rather news has emerged that iconic turntable manufacturers Technics will be stopping production on their universally loved Technics 1200s and Technics 1210s.
    In a statement re-posted on dance board Global Hardstyle, the company behind the production of the Technics turntables Panasonic announced that they would cease the manufacture of Tehcnics turntables in February next year, citing an increasing decline in sales as the motivation behind the line’s demise.
    The Australian arm of Panasonic issued a similar statement today, expressing their disappointment that the brand’s 35 years-and-running legacy was to be put to bed.
    “It is a sad day today but due to low sales globally in analogue turntables a decision to stop production has been made on Technics Turntables,” Panasonic spokesman Ian North explained. “For Australia this means we will receive our last shipment in March.”
    With the disappearance of Technics decks now imminent it’s becoming increasingly clear that the digital juggernaut is showing no signs of slowing down. We’ve already heard from trance icon Tiesto how he’s abandoned the ‘outdated’ medium in favour and gone for the ease and accessibility of digital tune libraries. Indeed, the new (and might we just say super-sexy) CDJ-2000s from Pioneer look to be making things easier than ever before with USB stick functionality, employed just last weekend by another digital convert Sasha.
    Whilst we’re sure the classic Technics turntables will live on in the hearts of many club-reverent folk out there – not to mention in more than a few purist clubs – it’s still a crushing blow to lose the decks, and if nobody minds, we’ll be bringing beer o’clock around early this Friday afternoon.


    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    means everyone will be buying cdj's and in a few years it will cost an arm and a leg to get a new vinyl deck.... nooooooooooooo!!!!!!:ban:
     
  2. Lunos

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    search button my friend
     
  3. rob_del_terror

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    Zeal Ohm/C2D/Dark Asylum/Ennex

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    Its not like the 1210s are gona suddenly dissapear isit

    thbey are still going to be used in nearly every club you DJ at
     
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    If this is actually true I would be suprised and also very sad, How many electrical items can stand the test of time in the same way the 1210 has? You buy a new hifi, ipod whatever within 12 months its outdated by a newer better model, The 1210 has seen off everything vinyl wise for decades, How can something which still second hand holds its value so well on ebay, surely if people are willing to pay such a high price for something used the market for new ones can't be that bad??

    Ive been djing now in clubs for about 7 years and Ive only ever played on one set of decks that weren't 1210's, admitedly certain genres rely more on cdjs but I can honestly say turning upto a club with 1210's is somewhat of a rarity
     
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  6. rob_del_terror

    rob_del_terror - ̿ ̿'̵͇̿̿з=(•̪●)=ε

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    thing is, my mate said, and i think it was nail.hit.head. if newmark are still producing turntables, and vestax are still producing turntables, then why the fuck would technics stop. its a ridiculous claim. they're making profit.
     
  7. DJ Hannibal

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    very very good point
     
  8. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    They are stopping the production of ONE MAKE of 1210.

    In New Zealand

    Thats it

    End of
     
  9. nafe1

    nafe1 sea turtles mate

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    i think its safe to say that us drum and bass dj's will continue using vinyl, well...i will be anyway.
    i blame all these fucking cunty house mixing faggots that aint even touched a 1210.
    my sisters mate got a set at ministry and he has never had a go on vinyl decks, he said he wouldn't know where to start?!!!
    this discusts me

    ban house music!
     
  10. Gr1pz

    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    god damn how many posts about this do we need?
     
  11. Ellrot

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    Bassline smith posted this on his FB profile: I think it could be true! http://ow.ly/H4aL
     
  12. jimchizz

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    my technics are alive and well.
     
  13. DJ COSHH

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    Isn't this just certain marks of the 1210 and 1200. Leaving the 1210mk5G as the sole technic available instead of just being the limited edition flagship model.
     
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    Everyone stop crying about it, jeez.
     
  15. Poo Sandwich

    Poo Sandwich .. it tastes like shit.

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    idiots why would you stop producing the best turntables in the world? i dont wanna use some pussy CDJ's :( :( :(
     
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    gregor100 dNb+dUbstep

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    Good, maybe clubs will start getting str8150's now :)
     
  18. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    this is nearly as bad as that facebook group against facebook charging £15 a month....

    ie: fuckin stupid