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Company information:


The history of Panasonic goes back to when Konosuke Matsushita founded Matsushita Electric Devices Manufacturing Company in 1918. See how the company evolved and developed into one of the leading electronics companies in the world today.

The belief in our basic management objective to devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of all people around the globe has been the foundation of the company.


Technics Name:


Under the brand name Technics, the company produced a variety of hi-fi products, such as turntables, amplifiers, receivers, tape decks, CD players and speakers for sale in various countries. It was originally conceived for a line of high-end audio equipment to go against such companies as Nakamichi, but most of its home products have been rebranded as Panasonic starting in 2002 (except in Japan, where the brand is still popular). DJ equipment, electronic pianos and Micro Hi-Fi Systems are some of the Technics products currently being sold in the USA and Europe. [1]


The name Technics was introduced as a brand name for premium loudspeakers marketed domestically by Matsushita in 1965. The name came to widespread fame with the international sales of direct-drive turntables. In 1969, they introduced the SP-10, the first direct-drive model for the professional market, and in 1971 the SL-1100 for the consumer market. The SL-1100 was used by the influential DJ Kool Herc for the first sound system he set up after emigrating from Jamaica to New York. This latter model was the predecessor to the SL-1200 which, as the upgraded SL-1200 MK2, became a widely used turntable by DJs. The SL-1200 MK2 was a robust machine and incorporated a pitch control (or vari-speed), and kept the speed constant and the speed variability low, thus making it a popular tool with DJs.


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Technics/Panasonic Audio Equipment


Technics/Panasonic classic audio equipment gallery. This gallery contains vintage 1950s - 1980s audio equipment.

Technics/Panasonic stereo receivers, 8 track recorders, and cassette decks.


Note: Galleries do not go in any specific order. We do try and keep older equipment at the top of each list as the lists goes down to newer.




Technics/Panasonic Stereo Receivers


Technics Stereo Receiver Model SA-8500X

Technics Stereo Receiver Model SA-5170

Technics Stereo Receiver Model SA-110

Technics Stereo Receiver Model SA-203

Technics Stereo Receiver Model SA-500




Technics/Panasonic 8-Track Recorders


Panasonic 8-Track Recorder Model RS-803US

Panasonic 8-Track Recorder Model RS-808

Panasonic 8-Track Recorder Model RS-805

Panasonic 8-Track Recorder Model RS-806US

Panasonic 8-Track Recorder Model RS-855

Panasonic 8-Track Recorder Model RS-856




Technics/Panasonic Cassette Decks






Technics/Panasonic Reel To Reel Tape Recorders





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