Video: Boutique DZ1200s “MkIIs” Breathe New Life Into Technics CDJs

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Last updated 7 November, 2017

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Here we have what appears to be a standard Technics turntable, modded to be a CDJ.
Here we have what appears to be a standard Technics turntable, modded to be a CDJ.

Technics CDJs, I hear you ask? Those of us old enough to remember the manufacturers’ panic when Pioneer’s CDJs revolutionised DJs and dealt the first death blow to vinyl will also remember Technics trying to keep its DJ market with a device called the DZ1200. We all know who won that war – but now the DZ1200s are back, at least in a small scale capacity, with these boutique “Mk IIs” from a UK engineer, as far as I can tell working as a one-man band hellbent on keeping the Technics CDJ alive. Below is a video showing you the old unit and the improvements made, and I’d love to hear your comments on this unit too!

Demo video

• Find out more (but not much more, as it happens) about these on this website.

So, pretty cool revision of a flawed original, or would you be better off just dropping your cash on a Denon DJ SC3900? How much would you pay for a pair of these? Let us know below!

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