Technics has revealed the new black Grand Class SL-1210GR turntable, which joins the SL-1200GR silver edition that was announced earlier this year.

This latest turntable edition is Technics’ first 1210 model in almost fifteen years, long after the SL-1210M5G was launched back in 2002.

The Technics’ SL-1200G is an iconic turntable favoured by vinyl enthusiasts and celebrated for its sound quality, flexibility and durability. Alongside the existing features the new models offer technical design, high sound quality and feature new materials including reliable direct drive and adjustable rotation speed.

Technics revealed the new turntable to UK press at Abbey Road Studios and the turntables will then go on show at Bristol’s Sound & Vision convention later this month.

Speaking about the new models, Michiko Ogawa, director Technics at Panasonic said, “The SL-1200GR and SL-1210GR combine the best of both worlds. We are sure both models will fulfil the expectations of Technics fans around the globe.”

Last year’s SL-1200G combined Technics’ traditional analogue technology and advanced digital technology, and parts from it were newly developed to create the SL-1200GR and the SL-1210GR, such as the coreless direct-drive motor and precise motor control technology, high-rigidity platter and high-sensitivity tonearm.

Both the black SL-1210GR and silver SL-1200GR includes the same high-quality technology of last year’s SL-1200G, and will be available from April 2017 with both Grand Class units will retailing for £1,299.