Gemini PDT-6000 vs. Stanton ST-100
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tekno1    posted on 23-02-2005 01:11
Hello all! I am a DJ from the US. I enjoy Techno, Trance, House, Lounge and a little Hip-Hop on the side.
I have a decent setup (in my opinion) that includes two modified Tech SL12's (reverse kit, expanded pitch, etc.), two Denon 2600F's (which STILL rock) and a Denon 2100F (old, I know - but it's still a good backup unit!). Recently I been thinking to add another turntable to my setup. Without breaking the bank on a Tech MK5G, I've looked into the Gemini PDT-6000 and the Stanton ST-100 (click on the links for details). Both are very impressive decks with a TON of features, but I am undecided... I can get the Gemini for $150 flat or the Stanton for $199.

I am hoping for some feedback from some of you out there that might own or have used these decks. Any words are appreciated! Thanks!
User edit by W.i.M on 30-04-2005 @ 20:35:08 (1%)

DJ-Emotion    posted on 23-02-2005 03:03
Jorrit    posted on 23-02-2005 16:20
tekno1    posted on 23-02-2005 18:49
Lead    posted on 23-02-2005 20:40
Let the BASS be louder
tekno1    posted on 23-02-2005 21:48
jordy    posted on 23-02-2005 21:53
tekno1    posted on 23-02-2005 22:09
jordy    posted on 23-02-2005 22:17
Jorrit    posted on 23-02-2005 22:32
tekno1    posted on 23-02-2005 23:11
Where the Gemini offers torque and brake control (like the SynQ and the Reloop, it also offers manual or automatic key control.  

The Stanton offers it's reputation and seperate pitch bend where none of the others do.

Oh, what to doConfused?
Lead    posted on 23-02-2005 23:32
Let the BASS be louder
User edit by Lead on 23-02-2005 @ 23:33:16 (20%)
tekno1    posted on 24-02-2005 00:57
Key Lock?  if you mean Auto-Key adjust, yes... vocals remain the same regardless of pitch
Lead    posted on 24-02-2005 01:10
That's what i meant :D

Each brand has it's own name for that function : Pioneer = Master Tempo, Technics/Numark = Key Lock Confused
Let the BASS be louder
tekno1    posted on 24-02-2005 06:43
Actually, Gemini calls it master tempo too... Pioneer influence?
tekno1    posted on 24-02-2005 16:49
tekno1    posted on 25-02-2005 18:09
tekno1    posted on 21-03-2005 19:17
Well, after a few weeks, the Stanton ST-100 FINALLY arrives!  Now, as I said before, I was unable to decide at the time of purchase as to which deck to choose...  the Gemini PDT-6000 or the Stanton ST-100.  Spending a week with each deck side by side, I can say that it was an easy decision.  The first thing you notice about the Stanton is how elegant it looks, like artwork!  The performance was just as elegant!  The tone-arm and controls responded in a smooth, almost fluid fashion - while the sound was solid and rich.  The body of the deck has a smooth and durable feel, like a Technics.  So, yes, I was impressed.  Both decks offered similar features and also had some major differences.  The Key correction, or Master Tempo, feature is something both decks offer.  It is very difficult to tell which deck handled it better - depending on the type of music, they were BOTH very good.  Nonetheless, as you can plainly, the differences between the two made my decision of which table to keep was very easy:



Gemini PDT-6000
Stanton ST-100
33, 45, 78 RPM
YES
YES
BPM Display
YES
NO
Brake Adjust
YES
NO
Digital Out
YES
YES
Digital Pitch Display
YES
NO
Dust Cover
YES
NO
Internally Grounded
YES
YES

Key Correction
YES
YES

Key Manual Control
YES
NO
Line In
NO
YES

Line Out/Phono Out
YES
YES

Pitch Bend
NO
YES

Pitch Control
YES
YES

Pitch Max %
35%
25%
Quartz Lock On/Off
YES
YES
Starting Torque
3 kgf/cm
2.2 kgf/cm
Reverse Play
X
YES
Torque Adjust
X
NO
Wow and Flutter
.01%
.20%
 

 


























When you add all these up, and then look at the prices... (I bought the Gemini for $150 and the Stanton for $200) I have NO problem recommending the Gemini!

Lead    posted on 21-03-2005 19:20
Nice review / comparisson !!
Let the BASS be louder





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