Update on the New Technics Digital Turntable

Here's the official word on the Technics SL-DZ1200 Direct-Drive Digital Turntable. Won't replace the vinyl TT action, but makes it a hell-of-a-lot easier to travel with digital media. Complete details are right here.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Mon May 10, 2004

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The Technics SL-DZ1200 Direct-Drive Digital Turntable looks—and more importantly feels—like spinning wax on a classic 1200. The distinctive slip surface on the full sized platter lets you spin, scratch, break, and otherwise work a track in a number of formats, including CD, MP3 and AAC.

Along with its realistic vinyl feel and classic direct drive, the SL-DZ1200 also lets you store, playback, scratch and loop sampled media from a removable SD memory card. About the size of a postage stamp, these cards store all your favorite samples, songs—even whole albums.

MSRP US$1,199.95

Full Specifications
DisplayBPM, remaining time, and other play data
Cue BankYes
Cue PadsYes (memory for 4 cue points)
Digital Forward/ReverseYes
Vinyl SimYes
Pitch LockYes
Free WheelYes
Tempo ControlYes
Sample PadsYes
Adjustable Braking SpeedYes
Built-In CD PlayerYes
SD Card SlotYes
Media CompatibilityCD, CD-R/RW, SD Cards, MP3, AAC
Control Terminal for Relay PlayYes
Line OutYes
Digital OutYes (coaxial)
Mode SwitchYes (Turntable Mode/CD Player Mode)
Number of Channels2 (left and right, stereo)
Frequency Response4Hz to 20kHz
Output Voltage2Vrms (at 0dB) (JEITA)
S/N Ratio100dB (JEITA)
Output ImpedanceApproximately 1kilo-ohm
Load ImpedenceMore than 10kilo-ohms
Headphone Output Level20mW max. 32 ohms (adjustable)
Pickup Wavelength780nm
Supported MP3 Bitrates (CD)32kbps to 192kbps (128kbps recommended)
Supported MP3 Sampling Frequency (CD)48kHz / 44.1kHz / 32kHz
Audio Formats Supported (SD)MPEG2-AAC/MP3
Sampling Frequency (SD)48kHz / 44.1kHz / 32kHz
Power SupplyAC 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption20W
Dimensions (H x W x D)43/8'' x 1239/64'' x 13''
Weight12.8 lbs

Other Links
· Official Technics
· Technics @ Amazon

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