Many of us lament the passing of Technics musical instruments. I used to run a Technics Music Academy in the mid 90's.. My music room was stocked with KN501, 701, 901, 920, 1500, 3000 and a PR50. I really enjoyed teaching the kids and particluarly the older folks just starting out with a retirement hobby.
However, I did feel the 'sound' didn't progress much after the KN3000. Cartainly the screens did, but sound for me was quite similar from then on. I think my favourite instrument Technics ever made was the KN1000. I loved the punchy backing styles it had. In fact I may pick up one on ebay sometime just for the nostalgia value!
Having said all that, Technics are missed. R.I.P
Roland G-70, FP-4, BK-7m, SonicCell, KC-350 x 2, DS-5 x 2, A300-Pro, Sonar X1 PE, BR1600CD
Yamaha HX-1 System 1, KA-20x2