About Technics

Technics was founded in 1965 and is a brand name of the Panasonic Corporation which produces various electronic products. Their name was derived from the word ‘technology’ which symbolised Panasonic’s commitment towards creating high-quality audio. Since 1965, Panasonic has been using Technics as a brand name for the production of various Hi-Fi products such as amplifiers, tape decks, speakers, turntables, receivers, and CD players.

When the Technics brand debuted in 1965, it launched Technics 1 which was a small, closed type, two-unit speaker system that had a 12’ 12PL50 woofer which reproduced bass and a 5HH17 performance horn type tweeter. The first ever direct-drive turntable in the world was created by Shuichi Obata who was an engineer at Matsushita (now known as Panasonic). This turntable eliminated belts and instead employed a motor that directly drove the platter on which the vinyl record sat. In 1970, Matsushita Electronic Industry released Technics SP-10 which was the first direct drive (DD) turntable in the world. This enabled low-speed revolution without vibration and, later, a wide array of high-quality audio products that included CD players, power amplifiers and control amplifiers.

In 2002, most of the Technics products were rebranded as Panasonic except in Japan and the former Soviet Union where the brand held a considerable appeal. In October 2010, Panasonic discontinued Technics for the majority of its products. However, in 2014, the brand was revived with high-quality turntables that delivered richer, engaging and more authentic musical sounds. Currently, Technics sells products such as turntables, amplifiers, electronic pianos, micro Hi-Fi systems and DJ equipment in Europe and the USA.

Technics Turntables

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    Technics SL-1500C Direct Drive Turntable

    This turntable has a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass and aluminium die-cast platter.

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    This turntable has a three-layered construction with a rigidly combined brass and aluminium die-cast platter.

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    Technics SL-1200GR Turntable

    The new standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation.

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    The new standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation.

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    Technics SL-1210GR Turntable

    The Technics SL-1210GR Direct Drive Turntable System is a professional turntable designed for audiophiles, DJs, and turntablists.

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    The Technics SL-1210GR Direct Drive Turntable System is a professional turntable designed for audiophiles, DJs, and turntablists.

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    Technics SL-1200G Turntable

    The Technics SL1200 is back and, in G form, it's the best ever regular model!

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    The Technics SL1200 is back and, in G form, it's the best ever regular model!

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    Technics SL-1000R Turntable

    The SL-1000R Reference Class turntable from Technics represents their pinnacle of turntable engineering, inspired by and based upon the world's first Direct Drive turntable produced by Technics in 1970 - the SP-10R.

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    The SL-1000R Reference Class turntable from Technics represents their pinnacle of turntable engineering, inspired by and based upon the world's first Direct Drive turntable produced by Technics in 1970 - the SP-10R.

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Technics Separates

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    All-in-one Systems

    Technics Ottava Forte SC-C70

    A fully featured Technics system, all packed into a stylish box - the Technics SC-C70EB is the perfect blend of sound and style.

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    A fully featured Technics system, all packed into a stylish box - the Technics SC-C70EB is the perfect blend of sound and style.

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    Wireless Speakers

    Technics SC-C50 OTTAVA All-in-One Hi-Fi System

    Technics' extraordinary and supreme sounding Micro Hi-Fi System is finely calibrated to fill your home with sublime sound that embraces every acoustic contour of your tracks.

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    Technics' extraordinary and supreme sounding Micro Hi-Fi System is finely calibrated to fill your home with sublime sound that embraces every acoustic contour of your tracks.

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    Streamers

    Technics SU-R1 Network Audio Player

    The SU-R1 minimises noise and achieves maximum silence, building on the digital source reproduction technology and knowhow accumulated over many years. The SU-R1 Network Audio Control Player receives audio signals from various digital content devices, such as NAS, PCs, USB memory devices and digital interfaces.

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    The SU-R1 minimises noise and achieves maximum silence, building on the digital source reproduction technology and knowhow accumulated over many years. The SU-R1 Network Audio Control Player receives audio signals from various digital content devices, such as NAS, PCs, USB memory devices and digital interfaces.

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    Power amplifiers

    Technics SE-R1 Stereo Amplifier

    Technics SE-R1 sets a new high performance standard for digital amplifiers by employing state-of-the-art components and innovative technologies.

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    Technics SE-R1 sets a new high performance standard for digital amplifiers by employing state-of-the-art components and innovative technologies.

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