This very weird product from the Technics website was not mentioned in any of the press releases I've seen so far. http://www.panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/technics_dj/prod_intro_sldz1200.asp Also, it's interesting to see that Technics is only a subfolder under panasonic.com and not even a subdomain, let alone its own domain. It is also interesting to note that it is rechnics_dj and not just technics. Cheers, Richard On 2010-11-01 12:54 PM, Tom Fine wrote: > See this blog, which casts more confusion on the topic! > http://exclaim.ca/News/technics_1200_turntables_axed_by_panasonic/ > > One would think some executive at Matsushita (Panasonic's owners) would > want to figure out what the story is and get it out there as a factual > annoucement from the company. Very dysfunctional corporate communications. > > -- Tom Fine > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Sam" <[log in to unmask]> > To: <[log in to unmask]> > Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 12:44 PM > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Panasonic discontinues Technics analog turntables > > > The Telegraph reported yesterday that this is for real: > > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/8097274/Panasonic-to-cease-production-of-Technics-turntables.html > > > Jim > > P.S. I again ask: does anyone know the correlation of parts between the > 1200 and SP lines? > > > > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:24 AM, Tom Fine > <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > >> This is one blog posting. I'd like to see some "mainstream media" on >> this, >> or an official release from Panasonic. As I understand it, Technics >> turntables are still the industry standard in the somewhat large niche of >> club DJ's and rap "scratchers." >> >> -- Tom Fine >> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dale Francis" <[log in to unmask]> >> To: <[log in to unmask]> >> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 6:33 AM >> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Panasonic discontinues Technics analog turntables >> >> >> >> “Panasonic decided to end production mainly due to a decline in demand >> for >> these analog products and also the growing difficulty of procuring key >> analog components necessary to sustain production,” >> >> < >> http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2010/10/28/dead-spin-panasonic-discontinues-technics-analog-turntables/ >> >> > >> >> >> Dale Francis >> Long Run Audio >> > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.