Earlier this week it was announced that Technics would return to the DJ game, with its first turntable aimed at the DJ market in nine years.

The new SL-1200 will only be available as a black model, with a range of new features including reverse playback, an improved direct drive motor, a brighter stylus illuminator, and improved vibration damping. There are two names, the SL-1210 MK7 and the SL-1200 MK7, although there is no difference, with the former being the name for the UK and EU and the latter the US. According to What Hi-Fi?, the SL-1210 MK7 will be £899 / €1000, while the SL-1200 MK7 will be $1200.