AT A GLANCE
Newly engineered from the ground up
Exceptional pitch stability
Includes 78 rpm speed
DJ features are irrelevant for most users
may limit tonearm
Technics&rsquo;s reborn legendary DJ turntable is now a better bet than ever for home audiophile use, but no longer quite the bargain it once was.
Way back in the May 2010 issue of Sound &amp; Vision, I compared three sub-$1,000 turntables, including one that I felt was a bit of a rebellious choice for the audiophile listener. Over its nearly 40 years of production, the Technics SL-1200 series had morphed from one of the top models in the company&rsquo;s industry-leading range of audiophile direct-drive turntables into a deck that was aimed squarely at the club and DJ market.