The Technics SL-1000 mk2 is a high-end turntable released by Panasonic's audio brand, Technics, in 2016. It is the second iteration of the SL-1000 series, which was first introduced in 1977. The mk2 model builds on the success of its predecessor, the SL-1000, offering improved performance in several key areas.One of the major upgrades of the mk2 is the use of a new tonearm, featuring a foam insulating material to reduce resonance and improve sound quality. The tonearm is also improved with a stronger core and a wiper lid bearing construction for improved tracking.The SL-1000 mk2 also features a new direct drive motor, which employs a twin-rotor system to provide more power and stability. The motor is supported by a new power supply with a filtering system to eliminate electromagnetic interference.Other improvements in the SL-1000 mk2 include a new ball bearing construction for the spindle, a quieter power supply, and improved anti-vibration design. The turntable offers selectable speeds of 33.3, 45, and 78 RPM and includes a detachable hinged dust cover and a sturdy understructure to reduce unwanted microphonic effects.Overall, the Technics SL-1000 mk2 is a highly regarded turntable, widely regarded as one of the best on the market, offering unparalleled sound quality, build quality, and attention to detail in its engineering and design.