re-introduction of legendary Technics Turntables
  • Petitioning Panasonic Company (Matsushita Corporate)

This petition will be delivered to:

Matsushita Corporate
Panasonic Company (Matsushita Corporate)
Technics General Manager
Michio Ogawa

re-introduction of legendary Technics Turntables

    1. Moni Daniel
    2. Petition by

      Moni Daniel

      Tel Aviv, Israel

In October 2010, leading Japanese electronics company Panasonic announced that the legendary and symbolic Technics 1200 would no longer be sold. As one of the most iconic pieces of DJ equipment ever made the announcement to cease distribution was yet another blow for analogue enthusiasts the world over.

For turntable-fanatics we’ve seen technology advance expeditiously and that’s not to say there are no benefits to the digitalisation of music – there are plenty, it’s of course great for music at large. However we feel that there’s a place for vinyl and the traditional DJ’ing and turntablism is too – and this is where we feel the Technics SL 1200s are vital. After all, vinyl sales have been rising year on year for some time now having a recent resurgence, so quality equipment should surely be available to play records with.

Since originally launching in 1972, Panasonic have sold around 3.5 million of the Technics SL-1200 model turntables and with the demand for Vinyl steadily rising, I Want to launch a petition to see how many other music enthusiasts feel the same. If you’d like to support the movement, join the petition to bring the Technics SL 1200 back into production ! 

To:
Panasonic Company (Matsushita Corporate), Matsushita Corporate
Michio Ogawa, Technics General Manager
re-introduction of legendary Technics Turntables

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. the time is now, soon all your signatures will be delivered to panasonic...

      Moni Daniel
      Petition Organizer

      the time is now, soon all your signatures will be delivered to panasonic...
      as the technics brand revived, now its the best time to send it over to panasonic \ technics header - Michio Ogawa.
      thanks for all the support, watch for some good news soon !

      Moni

    2. Reached 20,000 signatures
    3. Almost 20K signatures! let's make that final move !

      Moni Daniel
      Petition Organizer

      It's really great to see all the support for relaunching the legendary technics turntables.
      as we standing now in almost 20k signatures, in case you didn't know yet - all your signatures together with all your kind comments will be delivered (physically) to panasonic offices right when it will reach the impressive 25K amount of signatures.
      so everyone please help with this final movement to call everyone who hasn't yet to join and support our petition! let's make it work, technics reborn is just around the corner !
      thank you all!

    4. Reached 17,500 signatures
    5. 10000 have said it - now panasonic needs to act!

      Moni Daniel
      Petition Organizer

      The people have spoken , we reached the gate of 10000 signs.
      panasonic is following the petition and according to them - that's when they need to act to make it happen.
      This petition is all over the net - posts on fb , many tweets, mixmag and beatport wrote about it. But don't let it stop here - Let's make it ever more public!
      Thank you all, when it will happen - you got a part in it !!

    6. Reached 10,000 signatures
    7. reached 6500 signatures already! amazing!

      Moni Daniel
      Petition Organizer

      we got our word up - there's a huge public demand to bring back technics turntables in production! shares of this petition is all over fb & twitter, panasonic is following it closely! keep it going!!

    8. Reached 6,000 signatures
    9. Almost 2000 ! Good job !

      Moni Daniel
      Petition Organizer

      We're almost crossed the 2000 signatures. At the moment we know already panasonic are following the petition closely so please share this more as you can.

      The technics wikipedia page also has been updated with our petition:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_SL-1200

      Workin hard spreading it, help by doing so too!

      Technics SL-1200

      Technics SL-1200 is a series of turntables manufactured from October 1972 until 2010 by Matsushita under the brand name of Technics. S means "Stereo", L means "Player". Originally released as a high fidelity consumer record player, it quickly became adopted among radio and club disc jockeys, thanks to the direct drive high torque motor design, making it, initially, suitable for pushbutton cueing and starting of tracks on radio.

    10. Reached 1,500 signatures
    11. Reached 1200 signatures!

      Moni Daniel
      Petition Organizer

      Already reached over 1200 signatures, share this petition as we all want to make that happen and see technics back again!
      Thank you all for your support !

      Https://www.facebook.com/technicspetition

    12. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Rowlands BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 42 minutes ago

      with vinyl sales on the rise, the release of a technics turntable this can only innovate the music industry further

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    • Eike Baron GERMANY
      • about 3 hours ago

      The Turntabel 1210 are the very Best in the World. - Design - Technik - Handling , Top Top Top

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      • about 8 hours ago

      por tener 4 que conservare de por vida

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    • Mark Downton PETERBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 21 hours ago

      The Technics turntables are an iconic piece of equipment central to the popularity of vinyl music. Digital music is the current fashion but there is a great resurgence in the beauty of vinyl that we need to keep alive.

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    • Michael Stephens YONKERS, NY
      • 1 day ago

      Hey vinyl is coming back,Technics are the industry standard,even the sl-dz1200 cd turntables are far better than the others, i just watched you--tube & theres quite a few DJs saying that Technics was setup to fail in the industry 10yrs ago by : Pioneer

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