Riding The Vinyl Boom, Technics Returns With New Turntable
Technics parent Panasonic showed off a prototype of the new deck (pictured above) at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin. The new analog direct drive turntable is made from aluminum and at least for now, has no visible tone arm, though the company did not give any indication that it operates without one.
"Turntables are a very iconic product for the Technics brand," Michiko Ogawa, director of Technics and executive officer at Panasonic, told Wired UK. "It is important to show our sincere dedication [to that]. The turntable market is very small but it is a very important brand product."
The company announced earlier this year that they were returning to the American market with an array of high end Hi-Fi systems.