Technics of course , no doubt.
An example, when you get your technics out of the box it,s user ready.
Something you can,t say about the OEMS , they have to be undone of the(speling in dutch)space between the tone arm.
something like that is not really pro i guess, but hobby.
For example how can you make a decent scratch when the arm has a gap in wich it moves back and forth.
(by the way The oems do spin very nice , en you can mix a nice set on it, but earlies mentions are to cruel to be treu.
And then i have some experiences from the field that surely do right to the TECHNICS brand.
One time at the radio station where i play every now and then with friends , we discoverded that one of the technics decks had a little hum in it,s signal.
First we checked the groundwire etc etc.
Everything seemed to be oke, but the hum was still there.
after getting a bit frustrated we decided to open the machine.
What we found in there was something like Lake chocolate.
Somebody had thrown a cup of hot choclate with sugar in the turntable(probabely by accident, but didn,t tell the maintenance engineers.
It was a total wonder that the machine still did it,s work although it had a little hum.
We cleaned it thoroughly and it worked like it did all these years before.
we didn,t have to replace a piece .
It just STILL worked, ubelievable.
Second example:we used a lot agregators(dont no how to say it in english, probalely its EXTERNAL MOBILE POWERSUPPLY)when we gave illegal parties.
It,s a given fact that when you have buttons and knobs, and everybody can acces them(because of the venue`s lay out of the illegal party), everybody WILL acces them.
It resulted in a fluctuating electricity level between probably 200 en 240 volt en even fluctuated in ampere.
The technics survived the fluctuations.
ElectricalFluctuations in the powersupply are know by there powers to destroy gear
It didn,t affect the technics at all
And last summer(maybe the strongest story of all about the techs)me and a friend of mine where spinning outside .
We used a black and decker workmate with a wooden planchet to position 2 decks and a mixer.
But if you know what a workmate looks like , you,ll know that 2 decks and a mixer don,t fit on that workmate, so we used the planchet.
But by using the planchet we created an overhang of the 2 decks , so they had to be placed on the planchet both at the same time, otherwise one would fall of.
But when ballanced together it,s a rigid construction.
At the end of the night when the party was over ,one of the guys who helped us all night long ,had a little too much to drink en picked up one of the decks from the workmate.
You can imagine what happend to the other one and the mixer.
They where catapulted onto the ground from a hight of about 110cm.
They fel on solid street stones real hard,........you could really hear it,s pain when it hitted the ground....LOL
And you know what, it still plays every week , and is as rocksolid as it was a these years before.
Next year the machine has it,s birthday , 17 years old,........ we will celebrate by givin it a real chunky record to play.
May be it gets a litte kiss to, ......i love technics.
Its simply the best deck for dj,s ever, no argue for me about that !