Technics 1200s and similar turntables been the bread and butter of the DJ world for years. However, they are slowly being replaced with more modern technology. That being said, they’re still desirable even today. They are rare (manufacture has stopped), built to last, simple to use, and very reliable.
Simple buttons, a smooth pitch fader, an adjustable tone-arm, and a high-torque direct drive motor all contribute to a well designed product that has been in demand for years.