Rumor: will iconic Technics DJ turntables be discontinued?

Ssssssh, what's that sound? Why, it's the sound of a million deejays weeping. Rumors abound that Panasonic may kill off the iconic Technics 1200 turntable. One DJ site compared the (unconfirmed) news with "parents talking about where they were when they heard that JFK was shot, or that man had landed on the Moon." Say it ain't so! (via Jay Smooth)