The Technics SL-1200 MK2 MK3 MK4 MK5 MK5G M5G MK6 LTD & GLD are a series of turntables manufactured since October 1972 by Matsushita under the brand name of Technics. The MK2 presented several improvements, including to the motor and casing. Since 1972, more than 3 million units have been sold.
Originally released as a high fidelity consumer record player, it quickly became adopted among radio and club disc jockeys. Since its release in 1978, SL-1200MK2 and its successors have been the most common turntable for DJing and scratching. It is widely regarded as one of the most durable and reliable turntables ever produced.
The Technics SL-1200 is; “the most important musical instrument of the last two-and-a-half decades.” – Tom Terrell of NPR.