Panasonic has recently revealed a prototype for a new turntable thatĀ hearkensĀ back to the audiophile wet-dream of the old SP-10, with a large direct drive motor and a plinth made from beautifully-machined aluminum.

“With this product we can show how seriously we can address the high-end market. For analogue customers we have to bring our concept of music to them,” Michiko Ogawa – director of Technics and executive officer at Panasonic – told WIRED magazine. “”It is important to show our sincere dedication [to that]. The turntable market is very small but it is a very important brand product.”

For those in the know, this seems a very auspicious development …