Product Type: Gemini turntables
Newest Review: ... advanced decks with better pitch variation, better slipmats and needles, but Gemini do make solid products and when I had mine it lasted ... more
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Member Name: benlepensive
Advantages: sleek design, easy to use
Disadvantages: pitch variation could be a little more
This was one of the first record decks that I got (for home mixing purposes.) I have dabbled with Gemini products before and enjoyed using their CD decks. This turntable is an option for people who like to listen to vinyl at home or for those who like to deejay. If you want to deejay, then you will need another deck or another source to mix out of of course.
The deck cost about £150 if I recall and is quite a big fellow. Due to the size of the thing, you will need to find space on a table or a rack to store it. The design remains sleek though with a stylish black and grey colour code to it and no obtrusive flashy colours.
The central point if the spinning deck which allows you play either large vinyl or small vinyl singles. The arm of the player is sturdy and the cartridge it comes with allows for precise pinpointing of a certain point in the track. It is quite delicate on the tip of the needle though, so you need to be careful when knocking the arm about. It is wise to move it back to the upright position after use and use the lock in system to keep it secured in place.
The main feature on this deck is the pitch control, allowing for a six percent variation. Not as good as a twelve percent, but it will allow you to master the basics of mixing with this facility and is ideal for first timers. With an illuminating system, you can use this deck in almost darkness and still see what you are doing, which is great for the night owl. Setting it up is also easy as it comes with a cable, which plugs into the mains.
On the downside, there are now much more advanced decks with better pitch variation, better slipmats and needles, but Gemini do make solid products and when I had mine it lasted me ages and also delivered decent sound quality for vinyl. Lightweight enough to carry and easy to unplug, this is a pretty fair buy.
Summary: a good starter deck
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