AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
Panasonic Introduces Premium Technics Headphones
Panasonic unveiled two Technics Pro DJ headphones recently, the RP-DJ1205 and RP-DH1250, in commemoration of the SL-1200's 40th anniversary. The SL-1200 direct drive turntable was originally released in October 1972 as an improvement over the SL-1100. Having said that, let's take a quick peek at the two Pro DJ headsets.
Priced at US$229.99, the RP-DJ1205 is fitted with a versatile swing-arm system plus a reversible housing for single-side music monitoring. The grey and silver clad headphones is also equipped with a padded and sweat-resistant headband, plus a coiled-cord, an L-type stereo plug adapter, and a collapsible design for easy storage. Frequency response falls between the 5Hz to 30kHz range, with a power handling capacity of 1,500mW.
The slightly more expensive RP-DH1250 is tagged at US$269.99. Armed with 50mm drivers, this closed-back model offers slightly more sonic oomph with its 3,500mW capacity, although it possesses the same frequency range as the DJ1205. Other than that, the DH1250 shares similar attributes to its DJ1205 sibling, such as swiveling joints for single-side monitoring and a foldable design. The DH1250 is similarly issued with a coiled cord and a 24K gold-plated stereo plug .
Observably, an amplifier is required to drive the DH1250 given its 50-ohm impedance, while the slightly more compact DJ1205 carries a regular 32-ohm rating.
Pre-orders for both Technics Pro DJ headsets are already available at Panasonic.com's online store, although they'll only hit retail shelves next month.
For the full press release, please click on the link below.
Source: PR Newswire