Product Type: Numark DJ equipment
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Great entry level turntable
Member Name: jaydan
Disadvantages: Looks and durability
Wow okay no information about this what so ever so here we go.
S-shaped tonearm with pre-mounted Groove Tool cartridge
High torque direct drive motor
Battle and club style design
33 and 45 RPM with ±10% pitch range
45 adapter included
Type: 2 speed, fully manual
Motor: Direct Drive
Starting Torque: > 1 Kg/cfm
Platter: Aluminum Diecast
Speed: 33.333 and 45 RPM
Wow & Flutter: < 0.25% WRM
S/N ratio: > 50dB
Pitch Range: +/-10%
Type: Universal S-Shaped Aluminum
Height Range: Fixed
Cue System: Lift Lever, Arm Rest and and Arm Clip
Dimensions: 370mm(W) by 460mm(D) by 135mm(H)
Weight: 5.36 Kg
Information taknen from the manual included with the turntable.
Right now what I'm going to try and not do is compare this to the technics 1210, because it will all just be negative.These turntables are pretty solid feeling to be fair they do the job.Very sturdy feel to them the pitch is quite nice not to stiff unlike other turntables. They have quite a strong torque which is a key feature as this is what is used to keep start the track and how long the platter takes to get up to speed.If you have a low torque you end up waiting for the record to get to speed meaning you have to play catch up with the other record to get them beat-matched.
Looks wise i detest them i really think that they are ugly the buttons make it look budget like a toy almost.I know its not really about looks but compare to other turntables they look al cheap and and budget.
They just dont feel to great either , i know they are low end market turntables but not much effort seemed to be put into the comfort side of things, its quite hard to explain but they feel inferior.The platter does not feel to sturdy either it wobbles about a bit.
The tone arm is also quite light and bounces around a bit, my mate has a penny fixed atop the tone arm to give it more weight and stop it bouncing around.It does not do this all the time just be aware that it moves easily if knocked.
Now we have 2 of these and after just 8 weeks one has started to slow down, and takes about 5 minutes to get going when you turn it on......I'm not sure what this says to be honest as they were purchased from htfr.com. who are notorious for selling b-grade stock as new so watch out for them .They offered very little support on the phone and did not even reply to my e-mails so steer clear of them please.
Overall i suppose given the price you could do worse, these are ideal if your just starting out because they are such a bitch , if you can mix on these you will be able to mix on anything.we paid £180 for each turntable but i have since seen them priced at around £135 each.That really ain't a bad price if you are not overly concerned with looks.Also i wouldn't recommend them for anything other than home use due to the reliability and fragile-ness of them
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