question bout turntables (1/2)
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DeadPoolxl2k2    posted on 22-08-2007 21:34
hey all thought i could use a lil help im thinking bout adding a turntables to my dj set ive got 2 pioneer cdj 800s mk2 and a pioneer djm 600. Thinking bout adding turntables to my set but dont no what i should get. whats the best brand out there for turntables i hear good things bout technics and stantons which is prob what ill end up getting Cry

Vaun    posted on 22-08-2007 21:41
I think technics is like number one, but ; do you care about the looks?
DeadPoolxl2k2    posted on 22-08-2007 21:45
not really i just want something thats good and reliable cuz i want to start using turntables ive never used 1 before but i want somethign that will last and something thats good for a begginner for turntables lol if that makes sence
Luxx    posted on 22-08-2007 21:56

then buy the technics. most reliable on the market

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DeadPoolxl2k2    posted on 22-08-2007 22:01
ok any recommendations? like for which technics. also 1 question whats the difference between a direct drive turntable and a belt drive?
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Ziax    posted on 22-08-2007 22:16
Poster: DeadPoolxl2k2
not really i just want something thats good and reliable cuz i want to start using turntables ive never used 1 before but i want somethign that will last and something thats good for a begginner for turntables lol if that makes sence
 

if you want to use them as a beginner and still have a great tt I would try a Synq or a stanton...
The technic side of technics is old and still 20 years the same. Stanton has great tt with a bit more electronica in it, what imo only improves the tt and make them more pleasant to play with..
Xitrate    posted on 22-08-2007 23:39
You shouldnt buy a technics. They are old and there are much better turntables on the market for much less money. Think about buying an OEM product, like the Akiyama DJ-4000 Acura,Citronic PD-45MK2 or SynQ XTRM-1 (my personal favorite). Again: don't buy the technics. They might have a good name but you can get more for less these days. They are just outdated.
Gery    posted on 23-08-2007 00:22
there's nothing like gear for beginners and pro's, there's just pro gear and toys.
if you are in teh ability of buying good stuff, you should, in the end you'll be happy that the extra investment you made really got your skills to the next level.

like I recently did, go for the technics. most common models are the sl1200mk2 (the grey ones) and the sl1210mk2 (the black ones). Right now there are a few more models with some extra functions but trust me the standard ones are perfect.
You don't need a pitch reset and all other sort of technical stuff to mix.

It has a reason technics has been the industry standard for over 20 years. there's just nothing better on the market.
for instance, technics has a solid metal body, which absorb a lot of vibrations. you can do the test yourself, tap on the body of a stanton or synq while a record is playing and tap on a technics. you won't hear the tapping trought the needle on a technics.

Another great thing on technics is the pitch controll, which is still 100% analog. as you move the pitch fader you can pitch with a precision which you won't find on any of the digital step controlled pitch faders on OEM turntables.

it's not just a name, it's like I said before the industry standard. You'll find them everywhere, so if you're used on spinning on technics you'll be already a step ahead.

You don't need to buy them new, if there's any equipment that keeps it's value and reliability it's technics.
I bought mine about 2 months ago for 600EUR for both turntables. that's a pretty good deal for used technics Happy, laughing

I'm happy ever since I bought stuff I'll be having fun with for years Happy, laughing
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Ziax    posted on 23-08-2007 20:49
Poster: Gery
Another great thing on technics is the pitch controll, which is still 100% analog. as you move the pitch fader you can pitch with a precision which you won't find on any of the digital step controlled pitch faders on OEM turntables.

 

This is true, and you feel the difference. but just like Gery I like the Stanton/Synq tt more (the have the same engine btw Thumbs Up that's why they both feel so awsome)

I should try them both before you buy them...
The thing is there are a lot of people who like technics and there are a lot of people who like more to play with a stanton or sync. You have to decide it for yourself..
Gery    posted on 23-08-2007 21:47
Poster: Ziax
but just like Gery I like the Stanton/Synq tt more
 I don't , I def prefer Technics.
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stevew    posted on 23-08-2007 21:53

There is nothing that i could add here...Gery said it all. The Technics SL-1200 or 1210 is the best turntable around. You will find them on the smallest party's to the biggest events in the world. You won't regret it if you buy these beautiful machines.

Greets

Luxx    posted on 23-08-2007 23:05
Poster: DeadPoolxl2k2
ok any recommendations? like for which technics. also 1 question whats the difference between a direct drive turntable and a belt drive?
 

belt drive is pretty much crap. no torque whatsoever. you need directdrive for some proper djing. preferably high torque direct drive

direct drive means that the platter is directly powered by a moter. this results in more power and torque

belt drive means it gets power by a tranfer through a rubber belt. this is not a efficiënt method. it loses power during the transfer between the belt and the platter. also it loses grip over the platter during the course of time.
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DeadPoolxl2k2    posted on 24-08-2007 04:07
ahh ok idk ive been looking around and it to me it sounds like im either gunna get a technics or a stanton so ive gotten recommendations for techincs anything for stantons that i should look into getting if it comes down to stantons?
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stevew    posted on 24-08-2007 08:04
Poster: DeadPoolxl2k2
ok any recommendations? like for which technics. also 1 question whats the difference between a direct drive turntable and a belt drive?
 

All the Technics SL-models have a direct-drive engine. They don't work with belt-drive systems. That makes it a bit more easy for you.
Like Luxx said: Belt-Drive is crap
DonBasco    posted on 24-08-2007 11:02
Poster: stevew
All the Technics SL-models have a direct-drive engine. They don't work with belt-drive systems. That makes it a bit more easy for you.
Like Luxx said: Belt-Drive is crap
 
Not quite...
All the technics SL12xx models have a direct-drive engine.

Technics also sold belt-drive, like for instance the SL-22, SLB31 etc...
These are more rare than the famous SL1200 series, but i've seen quite some djs start their career on one of those.
stevew    posted on 24-08-2007 13:17
Poster: DonBasco
Technics also sold belt-drive, like for instance the SL-22, SLB31 etc...
These are more rare than the famous SL1200 series, but i've seen quite some djs start their career on one of those.
 

yes indeed, you're right but when you go to a dj-store, you will always find these models. When you want the models that you discribe here, you will have to order them because there is not 1 dj-store around that still have these models in stock in the store.
Ziax    posted on 24-08-2007 21:30
Sorry Gery, i read your post way to fast :D

You won't regret buying technics but (imo) you won't regret buying a synq or stanton too.
basara    posted on 10-09-2007 11:12
technics.....buy no other
Illusion    posted on 10-09-2007 13:01
Poster: basara
technics.....buy no other
 

Hmm i don't agree,

Technics is Good, but expensive! There are now OEM-models who are just as good as the technics. The quality is getting better. Technics just has the name, not that it's not good,

but if you are someone with a low budget, I advice that you buy an OEM. If you have more money to spend, i advice you to buy an Technics

@ Gery:

Have you ever tryed another turntable or Oem turntable. Some tt's are just as good as the technics. Everybody buys the technics because it has the name. I have the Reloop RP 4000 MKII, Very nice tt's and mixing on these tt's is just GREAT. I once turned with the techhnics, but the Reloops are also very nice.
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Gery    posted on 11-09-2007 00:20
yeah I did, and I personally prefer the solid mass of a good old technics Happy, laughing
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Tekhead    posted on 28-08-2008 01:03
jezus, what a lot of bullshit telling here about Technics TT's. Why maybe better buy technics than a OEM product, if you wanna go d'jingen at party's with vinyl. Because every club,new or old style, who still have TT's, they all have Technics. So all you doing @ your home technics, you can do it at any club. Even when they are more than 10 years old and hard used. This TT's are still the Top  on the Market. And yes, a OEM Top model have more  extra's, but do you need them  for d'jinging Confused  Vinyl dj'ngen is analoge  working,  a vinyl jock  doesn't need al this digital blabla. Do not focus only the diff'nt in price !! A OEM product isn't that cheap ! Technics is assembled in Japan, OEM in China. I have 4 TT's, 2 Technics SL, and 2 OEM TT's, and i still prefer Technics.
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mosthighsoundz    posted on 28-08-2008 11:32
I have owned a set of Tech 1210s  now for almost twenty years and they are still playing pro sets on a regular basis

Truth is I dont know any other deck. They came top rated then and they still are arguably the best now.

Quality cost money but then you get reliabilty lets continue this debate twenty years from now when the rest of the tat decks are in a land fill  sites with the rest of the Chinese rubbish that keeps flooding in



steve-wilson    posted on 01-09-2008 22:04
Technics MK2.. enough said :P they made them right then and should have stopped :P they didnt add anything usefull for the price difference :P haha
Nico_26    posted on 01-09-2008 23:58
Technics and synq are the best! But technics is going to quit
mosthighsoundz    posted on 03-09-2008 18:11
is this true technics is due to quit can you please quote your source
Gery    posted on 03-09-2008 18:34
obviously this is just a bad rhumor...
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