From 1972 to 2010, Panasonic-owned turntable enterprise Technics produced one of the out-and-out formative products of its generation with the SL-1200; a standard-bearer among turntable enthusiasts and DJs everywhere. And while the project was only put on the shelf five years ago, the recent era of vinyl revivalism has been enough to make the Japanese company pick things up again. Enter, the new age of the Technics turntable series.

Panasonic detailed their 2016 plans to restart and reinvest in the technology at the IFA technology fair in Berlin, with release dates tentatively scheduled for 2016. Wired notes several details of the new hardware, which is built to resemble the SL-1200 model but with all-over updates, including a direct drive and all-over aluminum finish.

Director of Technics and executive officer at Panasonic Michiko Ogawa spoke with Wired, saying, "Turntables are a very iconic product for the Technics brand. It is important to show our sincere dedication [to that]. The turntable market is very small but it is a very important brand product."

Exact release details, including pricing, have not yet been revealed. But Ogawa did indicate the release will hit the UK. Head over to What Hi-Fi? for more specific details on the new unveiling.