Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable

Made:
1999
maker:
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Two quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntables, Technics SL-1210 Mk2 model, made 1999. Three quarter view. One of two quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntables (second visible in background), Technics SL-1210 Mk2 model, made

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Two quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntables, Technics SL-1210 Mk2 model, made 1999. Three quarter view.
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One of two quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntables (second visible in background), Technics SL-1210 Mk2 model, made
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable: one of two, by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan, 1999. The Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable would normally operate as a pair: both connected to the amplifier and speakers through a cross-fader. This is to mix the outputs of two separate soundtracks, a procedure which is the foundation of 'mixing'.

Technics SL-1200 direct-drive turntables were first released in 1973, and were aimed at professional DJs on the developing club scene. Pairs of these decks, together with a mixer, became the industry standard tool of hip-hop and club DJs throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Model SL-1210 Mk2.

Details

Category:
Sound Reproduction
Object Number:
1999-987/2
Measurements:
overall: 8.2677 x 20.4724 x 17.7165 in.; 210 x 520 x 450 mm
type:
synthesizer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • electrophone
  • electronic instrument - musical
credit:
Panasonic