Turntable nerds rejoice! A somewhat lenthy discussion breaks down history and development of the groundbreaking design behind various models the Technics SL-1200 turntable. Yes, the whole things is in Japanese, but there are plenty of goodies (and pics to drool over) awaiting anyone who dares to dig through the rough translation.
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[Respect to B of JAAAHWS for the heads up!]