Trusted Reviews may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site. Learn More

Here’s a closer look at the stunning new Technics and Sony turntables

Vinyl fans have a lot to look forward to this year if CES 2016 is anything to go by.

Technics (Panasonic) and Sony have picked up on the resurgence of vinyl and both have wasted no time in getting to work on brand new turntables.

News that Panasonic would revive what is widely thought of as the pre-eminent turntable brand, Technics, last year caused a stir among fans.

Technics branded turntables were discontinued in 2010, to the dismay of audiophiles and DJs everywhere.

But with the newly revealed SL-1200G, Panasonic is not only bringing the brand back but paying homage to the wildly popular SL-1200 models of days past.

Here is a close up view of the SL-1200G, which will be released later this year, with a limited edition run of SL-1200GAE models set to launch in the summer.

Related: Best headphones 2015





Elsewhere, Sony introduced its own PS-HX500 – a turntable with a USB output which allows you to turn vinyl albums into Hi-Res audio.

You can also convert records into Sony’s own DSD format or 24-bit WAV files, and software will be provided.

It will be nice to have the option of creating digital copies of your old records without any MP3 downgrading, and with the added bonus of a sleek and refined design, the PS-HX500 has us very excited.

Check out the images below and make sure to check our CES 2016 hub for all the latest tech expo updates.

Related: Chromecast Audio review




Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor