Unvelied at the 216 CES Show, these are the turntables to take over where the SL1210 Mk VI’s left off. They are looking good and I’m just glad that one can once again purchase a new set of Technics if one feels the need. 

Looks fresh!
Panasonic say:

Released Later This Year
To celebrate the launch of this new Technics SL-1200 development, the Technics 50th anniversary limited edition Grand Class SL-1200GAE will be available from summer with a limited serial number plate and restricted global quantity of 1,200 pieces while the Grand Class SL-1200G will be available in late 2016.

Grand Class SL-1200G/SL1200GAE Specifications
All new design for Redefining the Direct Drive Turntable
Direct_Drive_Turntable_System_SL_1200GAE

  • Twin-Rotor Surface-Facing Direct Drive motor
  • Direct Drive Motor Controller
  • High Sensitive Tonearm
  • Brass-Top Turntable Platter
  • Insulator

Technics Definitive Design

  • Inherited design from the SL-1200 series
  • Heavy Aluminum Top Plate

Turntable Speeds
33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm

Variable Range Pitch
±8%, ±16%

Dimension & Weight
W: 453 mm H: 170 mm D: 372 mm . / 18kg *tentative
*Height: including dust cover

Terminal
Phono output x1 / SIGNAL GND x1