Technics at Abbey Road


Technics SL-1200G In Residency At The Studios

Abbey Road Studios is proud to be partnered with Technics, bringing together two of the most iconic names in music in a celebration of our mutual heritage of excellence. The Technics SL1200G is the turntable of choice for Abbey Road’s award-winning mastering engineers, providing the perfect quality sound that the engineers demand when checking the precision of their work prior to approval for pressing.

Technics HiFi celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, returning to hand-making turntables the following year with the new SL-1200G. Technics has always been synonymous with innovation, introducing the world’s first direct drive turntable, the SP-10, in 1970 & the legendary SL-1200 two years later. The SL-1200’s innovative design and reputation for solid build made it a fundamental driver of the emerging hip hop culture.

The turntable’s unique qualities enabled the beat matching and scratching that would define twin turntable DJing, and subsequently set the template for the emerging club scene. The new SL-1200 & 1210 turntables have kept the look and feel of the originals, but have been completely re-engineered to take advantage of the latest technology & materials. Abbey Road boasts a number of state-of-the-art mastering suites, which are fitted with the Technics SL-1200G turntable, making Technics an integral part of our engineers’ workflow, and the benchmark for playback of our vinyl test pressings.


Beautifully Engineered


"The 21st Century's benchmark turntable"

Senior mastering engineer Geoff Pesche, who has owned a pair of the original Technics 1210s for 30 years, had this to say, “I recently took delivery of a new Technics SL1200G in Mastering Room 5. Beautifully crafted, with a heavy platter I’ve not seen
before in a domestic turntable, it tracked everything seamlessly. This is a benchmark turntable for the 21st Century.”



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Jeremy Huffelmann

Head of Partnerships
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