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How The Technics SL-1200 Became The World’s Most Iconic Turntable

Evidence of the vinyl revolution keeps rolling in, from Amazon’s report that it sold more record players than any other home audio product last Christmas to Technics’ decision to re-release its SL-1200 turntables. The Vinyl Factory posted a wonderful virtual timeline to set your facts straight about the history of one of the most important DJ tools, which turns 50 this year. Check out how everything started from the SP-10, the world’s first direct-drive turntable in 1970 up to the SL-1200G/AE model that’s due out this year.