As a kid growing up who developed an intense love of dance music and DJing, it was my dream to one day own a pair of Technics turntables. Eventually I saved up enough money to buy a pair of Technics 1210s as I progressed from bedroom DJ to semi-professional DJ/producer and can honestly say that they were two of my most prized possessions, a thing of beauty and worth every penny.
Yes, they were more expensive than other turntables but not only were you paying for ‘the bestâ€™ you were also paying for all the history and heritage that went into making them, plus the feeling they gave you whenever you used them.
As I got older and my priorities in life changed, I sold my turntables, mixer, CDJs, sampler and analog synth to pay for my wifeâ€™s engagement ring which was the right thing to do and the perfect symbol of my love.
I never regretted making that decision although I have been unable to bring myself to sell my record collection which is currently gathering dust in our loft at home! Even so, nostalgia is a powerful thing and this new video of the brand new Technics 1200s (below) has triggered all kinds of forgotten feelings and emotions.
I donâ€™t know how much these cost yet (Iâ€™ve heard they could cost up to ÂŁ2,000 per turntable) but if you want real craftsmanship you have to be prepared to pay for it. Cheap imitations are rarely worth it.