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This Technics SP10MK3 turntable will cost you $40,000

Look away now if you thought the Technics SL-1200G was overpriced

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 7 March 2017

The revival of the Technics turntable last year was a cause for celebration in the music community, until some corners balked when the price tag was revealed.

If you’re fortunate enough to be in the position where money is no object, then this Technics SP10MK3 NGS deck that has surfaced on online marketplace Audiogon could pique your interest.

The unique turntable was designed by the Japanese company in the early 1980s, with this particular model hand built by specialists Artisan Fidelity. It’s finished in “Ferrari Corsa Red Micro Suede”, with an asking price of $38,895 and US shipping costed as $695.

Describing the experience of using the turntable, the listing outlines: “While listening, clients quickly point out the energy, life, timbre and breath typically only heard by first generation 1/4" and 1/2" 15 ips open reel tape recordings which they are now experiencing for the first time during LP playback on their Technics SP10Mk3 NGS models. The experience is transformative and literally like nothing we have heard thus far with any direct drive based front end.”

For the full listing head to Audiogon and view images in the gallery above.

[Via: The Vinyl Factory]

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him onTwitter

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