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Panasonic Discontinues Technics Analog Turntables

Panasonic Discontinues Technics Analog Turntables

This is the saddest day ever. Why? Because we just found out that starting a little over a week ago, Panasonic decided to par down and then stop production on SL-1200MK6 analog turntable, the SH-EX1200 analog audio mixer, and RP-DH1200 and RP-DJ1200 stereo headphones due to "challenges in the marketplace." Panasonic issued a statement to The Tokyo Reporter saying: “Panasonic decided to end production mainly due to a decline in demand for these analog products and also the growing difficulty of procuring key analog components necessary to sustain production." Waaah!

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Crosley CR6002A Revolution turntable looks nothing like a normal record player

Crosley CR6002A Revolution turntable looks nothing like a normal record player

When I was a kid, my mom had a huge collection of vinyl records that she played on a big old record player. Today we all listen to digital tracks for the most part or CDs, but they are still some that like to listen to vinyl. If you are one of the vinyl lovers and have been looking for a new portable turntable Crosley has an interesting offering.

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DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

Still listening to vinyl?  Got some spare cash lying around, or a credit card you don't mind maxing out?  Have some suitably reinforced shelves?  Then head on over to DaVinci Audio Labs, whose new UniSon MK II turntable promises to scythe out noise or vibration from your audio pleasure, separating the motor and its control unit from the platter, and coming in at a massive 160lbs.

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Technics axe 1200 and 1210 turntables

Technics axe 1200 and 1210 turntables

The digital juggernaut continues its mindless destruction of analog classics, with the latest brand to throw in the towel being venerable club favorite Technics.  Manufacturing parent Panasonic has apparently issued a statement blaming "low sales globally in analogue turntables" for the demise of the Technics 1200 and 1210 decks, which it will cease producing in February 2010.

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Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable breaks cover

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable breaks cover

Audio-Technica has been making audio products like headphones and turntables for a long time. We may be in the midst of the digital music revolution with most other music formats becoming an afterthought to many consumers, but there are still those out there who like the old school sound of vinyl.

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Pioneer shows off new pro DJ digital turntables

Pioneer shows off new pro DJ digital turntables

One thing that I haven’t really been interested in since I spent a week being grounded for trying to scratch with my dad's Thriller album was being a DJ. If you are the DJ sort looking to take your game to the next level, Pioneer has unveiled a pair of new digital turn tables.

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Recycled Fischer Turntable Clock revealed

If you’re looking for a bit of unique decor for your home, love turntables and clocks, then you’re in for a treat with this Recycled Fischer Turntable Clock. Made from an old turntable, this clock functionally tells time and looks cool doing it.

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Stanton T.55 USB Turntable turns records into MP3s

Stanton T.55 USB Turntable turns records into MP3s

Now this is something my dad would love. The Stanton T.55 USB Turntable is a brand new gadget that makes it so you can listen to your vinyl records on your MP3 player. And the best part is you don't have to worry about complicated connections or transfers.

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Tonium Pacemaker Pocket DJ Unboxing

Tonium Pacemaker Pocket DJ Unboxing

I'll admit, I had no idea what I was getting into when I opened up the Pacemaker. The functionality and the features of the device are astounding. The Pacemaker Pocket DJ system is a 60 GB portable turntable and mixer that allows you to store your music, beats, and mixes on the internal storage, and spin your music on the go. The Pacemaker features the ability to play two tracks side by side, allowing fading and mixing between the two tracks. Cross fading and mixing is an easy task since you can select any two tracks on the device and have one playing while the other is cued up. Whatever track is active will play through the speakers, while you can have the preview of the cued track playing through the headphones.

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Redpoint Model A Testa Rossa Racing Red edition

Redpoint Model A Testa Rossa Racing Red edition

It's almost Christmas, which means just about everything goes red for a special edition.  If you're going to pick up one festive-themed gadget this year, might we suggest the Redpoint Model A Testa Rossa Racing Red edition - the company's classic audiophile turntable.  Built upon a solid aluminum billet base with a silicone-oil-damped composite Teflon platter, the Model A would make the ideal gift for someone who refuses to give up their vinyl.

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High Water Sound four-arm turntable with multiple music personalities

High Water Sound four-arm turntable with multiple music personalities

Since vinyl purists are such, well, purists, it comes as no surprise that they favor different needle cartridges depending on the type of music they're listening to.  No problem if you only play, say, jazz, but if you're also partial to some reggae, string quartet and classic ABBA, that's a whole lot of switching and tweaking each time.  New York audio pros High Water Sound may have the answer: a modified TW-Acoustic Raven AC turntable with four separate, independent arms and cartridges.

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