Technics Unveils its First DJ Turntable in Nine Years

Technics hosted an event during CES week in partnership with Boiler Room to announce the SL-1200MK7 turntable. Their first DJ turntable since 2002, the new unit is reminiscent of their previous SL-1200 model series, but is enhanced in sound quality, a coreless direct drive motor, and reverse playback.

As stated by Technics, “The SL-1200MK7 is launched as the first new standard DJ turntable in approximately nine years.“

Technics SL-1200MK7

Technics SL-1200MK7

The sleek design is all black and uses a slow rotating motor to drive the platter. For additional details on the tech features behind the turntable, please see the Press Release from Technics.


  • Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation and Powerful Torque

  • Highly Sensitive Tonearm Accurately Reads the Signal Stored in the Record Groove

  • Two-layer Structure Platter with Improved Vibration Damping Performance

  • High Rigidity Cabinet and High Damping Insulator for Thorough Shut-out of All Vibrations

  • Detachable Power/Phono Cable Terminals Prevents Cable Discontinuity

Boiler Room brought out high caliber DJs such as DJ Koco ( AKA Shimokita), former member of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli DJ Cut Chemist, classic New York house DJ Kenny Dope, and Detroit Techno DJ Derrick May.

Watch below to see the Boiler Room DJ sets that took place.

Header Photo Credit: Technics