"After rumours emerged last month that Technics owner Panasonic were planning to can the iconic 1210 and 1200 turntables, it has now been confirmed.
Read a statement: “Panasonic has confirmed that it ceased the production of its Technics-branded analogue turntables this autumn.
“After more than 35 years as a leading manufacturer of analogue turntables, Panasonic has regretfully taken the decision to leave this market. However, Panasonic will continue to sell headphones under the Technics brand.
“We are sure that retailers and consumers will understand that our product range has to reflect the accelerating transformation of the entire audio market from analogue to digital.
“In addition, the number of component suppliers serving the analogue market has dwindled in recent years and we brought forward the decision to leave the market rather than risk being unable to fulfil future orders because of a lack of parts.”