I love the plastic cover. It’s funny what can spark a memory. That image of the Technics SP-10 turntable takes me right back to my parent’s basement in the ’70s where the stereo equipment, including massive speakers, lived.

That old plastic turntable cover may not be the prettiest looking thing, but the designers had their hearts in the right place – keeping dust off the turntable was critical.

The Vinyl Factory has put together a fun, little timeline featuring Technics turntables from the early 1970s right through to 2016.

The funny thing is that the look really hasn’t changed all that much. The technology, however … well, that’s a whole other story.

Take a walk down memory lane, and check out the Technics turntable timeline here.