Announced at the currently ongoing CES conference in Las Vegas, Panasonic has shared its plans for two exciting Technics releases in 2018.
Back in August, Technics its stunning SP-10, a turntable for audiophiles that received the crowning glory title as the company's "most premium turntable ever". Today, the ficial model has been ficially announced with specs that include a coreless direct-drive motor with enough power to rotate the platter, which is weighed down by a 10mm-thick brass weight, with low-speed irregularities. It also comes with a rubber layer attached on the rear platter surface to quell further unwanted vibrations. The SP-10R plays at 33 1/2, 45 and 78rpm, and the rotation can be viewed on its OLED display.
In addition, the model will be interchangeable with previous SP-10 models thanks to its specially designed capability for backward compatibility. Owners the MK2 or MK3 turntable can use their current base and tonearm and upgrade to the SP-10R.
However, as expected, the gorgeous new model will run turntable fiends a high price tag $10,000.
In addition to the SP-10R, Technics announced the launch their SL-1000R model as well, which has doubled in price thanks to the addition the base and tonearm for the complete turntable system.