R.I.P. Technics 1210 ??

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Post by WillieSmalls » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:43 pm

trak660 wrote:These days, there are probably more sets of Technics out there than the number of DJs who use them.
True, you can pick up a 2nd hand pair for around £200-£250.

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Post by patrick bateman » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:49 pm

WillieSmalls wrote:
trak660 wrote:These days, there are probably more sets of Technics out there than the number of DJs who use them.
True, you can pick up a 2nd hand pair for around £200-£250.
and they will last 10-15-20 years, so shouldn't be the biggest problem the coming many years.

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Post by roland » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:13 pm

patrick bateman wrote: and they will last 10-15-20 years, so shouldn't be the biggest problem the coming many years.
nevertheless it's kind of a turning point.. i mean think about it..

there is no more production of technics turntables :cry:

i just love those turntables so much.. it has always been my instrument.. seriously, for me it feels like they stopped producing guitars..

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Post by Ciaran_ » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:38 pm

Do you think other manufacturers will follow suit? Unlikely?

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Post by ctadamian » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Regarding Analogue turn-table products, we have to inform you of our decision to terminate the business within this year, regrettably. Followings show the reasons which made us to reach to this conclusion.

1) Since beginning of the last decade, our sales of turn-table has been decreasing drastically. It's almost one-fifteenth sales units compared with 10 years ago.
2) Never the less, many key parts are no longer available as some of our suppliers stopped production, and some have already discontinued their business. And there is a risk for some key parts that are available currently might be stopped suddenly, because those parts are continued producing only for our turn-table. In that case we cannot produce products that we have taken order already. We cannot help discontinuing production in advance in order to avoid the worst case."

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http://www.skratchworx.com/news3/comments.php?id=1544

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Post by Ciaran_ » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:26 pm

ctadamian wrote:Regarding Analogue turn-table products, we have to inform you of our decision to terminate the business within this year, regrettably. Followings show the reasons which made us to reach to this conclusion.

1) Since beginning of the last decade, our sales of turn-table has been decreasing drastically. It's almost one-fifteenth sales units compared with 10 years ago.
2) Never the less, many key parts are no longer available as some of our suppliers stopped production, and some have already discontinued their business. And there is a risk for some key parts that are available currently might be stopped suddenly, because those parts are continued producing only for our turn-table. In that case we cannot produce products that we have taken order already. We cannot help discontinuing production in advance in order to avoid the worst case."

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http://www.skratchworx.com/news3/comments.php?id=1544
That can't be a direct quote, surely they'd have someone who could write English properly

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Post by thomasjaldemark » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:06 pm

Ciaran_ wrote:
ctadamian wrote:Regarding Analogue turn-table products, we have to inform you of our decision to terminate the business within this year, regrettably. Followings show the reasons which made us to reach to this conclusion.

1) Since beginning of the last decade, our sales of turn-table has been decreasing drastically. It's almost one-fifteenth sales units compared with 10 years ago.
2) Never the less, many key parts are no longer available as some of our suppliers stopped production, and some have already discontinued their business. And there is a risk for some key parts that are available currently might be stopped suddenly, because those parts are continued producing only for our turn-table. In that case we cannot produce products that we have taken order already. We cannot help discontinuing production in advance in order to avoid the worst case."

- Panasonic Japan


http://www.skratchworx.com/news3/comments.php?id=1544
That can't be a direct quote, surely they'd have someone who could write English properly
They are japanese so maybe not :P

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Post by tone-def » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:44 pm

i hope they have a large amount of stock which will take them 10 years to clear.

then you could probably build new decks with the amount of spare parts available.

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