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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
>