DMC World DJ Championships World DJ Championships
Technics SL Series... R.I.P.
DMC World DJ Championships - Technics SL Series... R.I.P.
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.

Go Back
More Of The Latest News View All News
2016 DMC Italy - Results and Photos
DMC China - Shanghai - Grand Final - 6th August
DMC China - Shanghai - Area Championship - 23rd July
DMC China - Chengdu - Area Championship - 22nd July
DMC China - Guangzhou - Area Championship - 16th July
Meet Our Sponsors
Join Us Online
join our mailing list
* indicates required

Latest DMC World Championship Events
Jul. 2  - DMC Japan - Okinawa region - Elimination
(Sat 2 Jul 2016)
July 2 (Sat) Okinawa region at LOVEBALL in Naha city ...
Jul. 5  - July 5th: Online Team Championships - Heat 2
(Tue 5 Jul 2016)
2016 DMC ONLINE EVENT SCHEDULE Online DJ Championships Monday 15th February site launches and uploads begin! Round 1 - Tuesday 1st Ma...
Jul. 9  - 2016 DMC Toronto Ontario Regional DJ Battle
(Sat 9 Jul 2016)
Pioneer DJ Presents - The 2016 Canadian DMC Battleground - Toronto Ontario Regional DMC DJ Competition DMC Canada will be returning t...
Jul. 9  - DMC Japan - Chyushikoku region - Elimination
(Sat 9 Jul 2016)
July 9 (Sat) Chyushikoku region at MUGEN5610 in Hiroshima city
Jul. 15  - 2016 DMC Vancouver British Columbia Regional DJ Battle
(Fri 15 Jul 2016)
Pioneer DJ Presents - The 2016 Canadian DMC Battleground - Vancouver British Columbia Regional DMC DJ Competition DMC Canada will be retu...
Click Here For All Event Listings
Translate This Website
  Contact Us About Us Rules