Technics SL-1200M7L Anniversary DJ Deck Launches With Free Global Dance Party
Technics is releasing 12,000 limited edition SL-1200 direct-drive turntables to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The SL-1200M7L special edition of Technics' legendary DJ deck is based on the Applause Award-winning SL-1200MK7 released in 2019, and sports a golden anodised tonearm alongside an engraved serial number on the top panel.
Further underlining its limited-edition credentials is a slip mat with a gold-coloured Technics logo and a 50th-anniversary sticker.
The original SL-1200 has been a club icon since being adopted by DJs after the deck's initial release in 1972 as an audiophile turntable.
The SL-1200M7L boasts a high rigidity cabinet complete with a high-damping insulator to mitigate vibrations. Naturally, it also features a starting torque/brake speed adjustment function, pitch control, reverse play, and a stylus illuminator with a high-brightness, long-life LED.
A total of 12,000 units of the SL-1200M7L will be released worldwide, available in seven colours: black, red, blue, white, green, yellow and beige.
As part of the 50th birthday celebrations, Technics is hosting a free live-streamed dance event in partnership with Boiler Room and Dommune on April 7th from 14.00 (BST).
Over seven hours, seven international DJs will perform at one of five featured record stores. The artist line-up includes, DJ Koco (Japan), Mala (UK), Ellen Allien (Germany), Gilles Peterson (UK), Shanti Celeste (Chile), Marcel Dettman (Germany) and DJ CRAZE (USA).
The SL-1200M7L will be available for pre-order for US$1,100, limited to 12,000 sets only from April 7th with shipping slated for July.
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