Technics SL-1200 M3D Review

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Overview

Same as the MK2 but has a button to reset the pitch as well as a sunken power switch. Also comes with a Slipmat and plastic undercover piece.

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Staff Review

The

Technics SL-1200 M3D turntable

is basically an MKII with some minor changes.  In terms of performance, your getting the same deal as the MKII. However, the Sl-1200 M3D has some added features which some DJs may prefer.  First of all, the Sl-12000 M3D has a sunken power on/off switch. The reason for this is that some DJ's complained that the power switch on the Sl-1200 MKII would occasionally be pushed when doing movement intense DJing such as scratching and beat juggling.  Another difference comes in the reset button next to the pitch control.  This feature allows the pitch to be reset back to 0 when the button is pressed.  For example, if your at +3% and you hit the button, the pitch will return to zero.  When the button is pressed again the pitch will automatically return to +3% (if the pitch had not been changed since then).  Lastly, the

Technics SL-1200 M3D turntable

also comes with a slipmat and a plastic undercover piece which allows the record to slide on the platter with less friction.

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Today, Panasonic unveiled the new limited edition Technics SL-1200 GAE turntable at the CES trade show. A standard edition SL-1200G version will be available later this year. This is great news for DJ's all over as there is a new Technics turntable on the market that takes what made the original so good and adds to it to make it even better. The new 1200's have the same iconic look and feel of the originals but they will have even more technology inside which will eliminate rotational vibrations for better sound, more upgrades to the iconic motor for smoothness, and a platter that has brass, aluminium, and rubber for even more durability.