Technics was introduced as a brand name for premium loudspeakers marketed domestically by Matsushita in 1965. The name came to wider prominence with the international sales of direct-drive turntables. ... It was developed in 1971 by a team led by Shuichi Obata at Matsushita, which then released it onto the market in 1972. Today Technics is still synonymous with Turntables but also CD and Amplifiers, both for the home Hi-Fi and the professional arenas. Stage Gear Ltd can not only supply Technics products but also Hire them.