Panasonic Corporation manufactured the Technics SL-1200 and SL-1210 turntables under the brand name Technics. They were manufactured in a number of official and unofficial versions, but the most famous version – of all – is the MK-2. The first of the Technics turntables saw the daylight in 1972, and the revised MK 2 was produced from 1979.
The last of the turntables, rolled of the assembly line in 2010.
The turntable was originally designed as a high fidelity consumer stereo record player but due to the Technics’ awesome technical specifications – especially its weight – the Technics SL 1200s quickly became quite popular in the DJ community.
In my younger years I tried out some DJ’ing, at a few private parties – without much success. I’ve brought my turntable and played some of my records and I liked it a lot. The turntable, at that time, was a Sanyo TP-B2 home stereo record player – and not a professional turntable in any way.
With a few modifications and a brand new mixer, my boyhood dream finally came true.