Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: it's raining analog technics

  1. #1
    Coachella Junkie chairmenmeow47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    aquabania
    Posts
    17,541

    Default it's raining analog technics

    i searched and didn't find anything on this yet.

    http://gizmodo.com/5675818/end-of-an...ics-turntables

    End Of an Era: Panasonic Kills Off Technics Turntables


    If you've ever been a DJ, known a DJ, or listened to a DJ, there's a good chance you're familiar with Technics. Panasonic's analog turntables are legend among scratchers and spinners. And now they're gone.

    Panny made the announcement that they'd cease Technic sproduction because of "a decline in demand for these analog products and also the growing difficulty of procuring key analog components necessary to sustain production." In a word: obsolescence.

    3.5 million SL-1200 turntables sold since 1972. Countless audio mixers and stereo headphones that also bear the Technics name. But with sales of analog decks being just 5% of what they were 10 years ago, Panasonic's finally pulled the plug on a classic.

    What made Technics so good? A reliable Direct Drive turning mechanism. A heavy, rock-solid 27 pound base. And three decades of tradition.

    It's not that Technics are the only analog turntables in the world. It that they were the analog turntables. And now, like any other technology that gets eclipsed, they're antiques, collectibles, curios for fanatics. Lets hope anyone who's got one keeps it well preserved. [Tokyo Reporter]
    Last edited by chairmenmeow47; 10-29-2010 at 11:41 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmjamalawesome View Post
    It's when we discuss Coachella that we are at our collective dipshittiest.

  2. #2
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: it's raining technics

    the analog turntables... bah.

  3. #3
    Coachella Junkie chairmenmeow47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    aquabania
    Posts
    17,541

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    i fixed the title for you
    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmjamalawesome View Post
    It's when we discuss Coachella that we are at our collective dipshittiest.

  4. #4
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    oh, i was referring to the implication in the article that technics are the end all be all of analog turntables... not the title of the thread.

  5. #5
    old school westcoastpirate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The Took
    Posts
    3,010

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    I am sad, lucky I got mine a couple summers ago.
    Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"

  6. #6
    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zenith, Winnemac
    Posts
    40,938

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    That article reads more like advertising copy than journalism. "What made Technics so good? ... And three decades of tradition."
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

  7. #7
    Member 303dubbin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,750

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    well damn thats not cool to hear. looks like ill have to search around craigslist now.
    the music is what its all about, you love it just like i love it.

  8. #8
    old school whynotsmile99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    LA, but I miss Ventura
    Posts
    5,304

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    question:

    I'm planing on buying DJ equipment when I move out Feb/March. No idea what I'm getting, I just know I want to start. i have no vinyl yet, lots of MP3 and CDs. I have a good laptop which I plan to incorporate as well, with strato i guess. i haven't done much homework.

    Is it worth getting a pair of these on Ebay/craigslist before they shoot up in price? Would i have any use for these? I'm not exactly interested in the collectors aspect, I just want a solid start up turntable set

    thanks for any advice
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

  9. #9
    old school Bud Luster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ciudad de Accion
    Posts
    4,841

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    Wow, you are late on this one. I think they announced this some time last year.
    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    The middle class needs sick beats.

  10. #10
    old school whynotsmile99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    LA, but I miss Ventura
    Posts
    5,304

    Default Re: it's raining analog technics

    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    Wow, you are late on this one. I think they announced this some time last year.
    i always am
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

Similar Threads

  1. It's raining NPR
    By PlayaDelWes in forum Misc. Lounge
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 07-29-2009, 07:52 PM
  2. Its Raining...
    By suprefan in forum Misc. Lounge
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: 02-05-2009, 11:18 PM
  3. It's Raining...
    By Mr.Nipples in forum Misc. Lounge
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 01-06-2009, 05:53 PM
  4. It's raining-ssh! Don't ask, don't tell!
    By Wheres the beef? in forum Misc. Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2008, 07:53 AM
  5. Its raining ....
    By psychic friend in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-03-2007, 06:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •