Technics 5 (5 of 6) by David  Howarth

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One of my greats passions has always been music, primarily House music. I have DJ’d on and of for 15 years and in that time i have met some amazing people, had some fantastic nights out and have played in some great clubs around the world including Miami, ibiza and greece.
In all that time one thing was a constant. The decks!!
The Technics SL-1200 is a series of turntables manufactured since October 1972 by Matsushita under the brand name of Technics. Originally released as a high fidelity consumer record player, it quickly became adopted among radio and club disc jockeys. Since its release in 1978, SL-1200MK2 and its successors have been the most common turntable for DJing and scratching. The MK2 presented several improvements, including to the motor and casing. Since 1972, more than 3 million units have been sold. It is widely regarded as one of the most durable and reliable turntables ever produced. Many of the models manufactured in the 1970’s are still in heavy use. Rappers have referred to the turntable as “1200”, “Tee 12’s”, “Technics”, “Tec 12”, “wheels of steel” and “ones and twos”.
I borrowed a pair from a good friend of mine today, as i sold mine some time ago now (kids are expensive you know!?) Set them up and had a spin for a few hours. The pictures are my homage to a piece of perfection, without which mine and quite a few others, nights would have never been the same.
Thanks Guys!

Nikon D60 Sigma 70-300mm on macro with 1 light box just above.


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