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Technics SL Series... R.I.P.
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Technics SL Series... R.I.P.


"DMC have finally received the official statement from Technics Panasonic in Osaka, Japan which we now pass on to the DJ world.

It feels like a funeral... but we won't be burying this baby for many years to come!"

Tony Prince
DMC Founder.






Panasonic reactive statement - Production of analogue turntables has ceased

Panasonic has confirmed that it ceased the production of its Technics-branded analogue turntables this autumn.

After more than 35 years as a leading manufacturer of analogue turntables, Panasonic has regretfully taken the decision to leave this market. However, Panasonic will continue to sell headphones under the Technics brand.

We are sure that retailers and consumers will understand that our product range has to reflect the accelerating transformation of the entire audio market from analogue to digital.

In addition, the number of component suppliers serving the analogue market has dwindled in recent years and we brought forward the decision to leave the market rather than risk being unable to fulfil future orders because of a lack of parts.

Panasonic employees who have been working on the analogue turntable range have been redeployed elsewhere within Panasonic - many of them continuing to work in PanasonicĀ“s Audio Video Business Unit.

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