Unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the direct-drive deck is billed as a "standard" version of the SL-1200G.
According to What Hi-Fi?, the SL-1200GR is a "standard" version of the SL-1200G, which hit the shelves last year. The new deck has inherited many of the SL-1200G's features, including the coreless direct-drive motor and high-sensitivity tonearm. The platter weighs in at 2.5kg, compared to 3.6kg for the SL-1200G. Technics is yet to confirm a price, though What Hi-Fi? believes it will be cheaper than its predecessor, which retailed at just under £3000. Technics announced the SL-1200GR during a press conference at tech tradeshow CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
The SL-1200GR is the third model released since Technics revived the classic SL-1200 series in 2015. For more on the world-famous SL-1200, check out our in-depth profile.