Product Type: Numark turntables
Newest Review: ... minimal and uber stylish. The silver spec gives it a futuristic look and from an aesthetics point of view it looks the business. Sturdy ye... more
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Member Name: benlepensive
Advantages: variable speed feature
Disadvantages: arm rest could be stiurdier, more pitch variation
Having worked in studio and club environments I have encountered numerous decks through my years. Sometimes it sets alarms bells ringing when I see cheaper brands! Numark is what I would deem a middle brand, just below Techincs and Gemini, but with this model, they are rivalling what the biggies are doing with some very impressive features.
The design work on the model is chic, minimal and uber stylish. The silver spec gives it a futuristic look and from an aesthetics point of view it looks the business. Sturdy yet also lightweight enough to be lugged from venue to venue, the machine will run from the mains, by attaching the plug to the reverse of the machine.
The turntable is foxed steadily and has pretty a good grip on the plating below. What I liked from a deejaying perspective was the control units. The ability to take the pitch to ten percent either way is suitable give, though one might have expected a little more. There are three different playing speeds though, with a 33, 45 and 78 rpm adjustment. The latter being an unusual yet quirky choice, as I have not met anyone who plays at this speed, but I guess it gives you the option of livening up a live set with some cool tricks.
The illuminated LCD makes it great for people like me who need that extra bit of help when you get two records with awkward time signatures. You can see the BPM displayed which will guide your work. I found that the arm was robust here too, but maybe a sturdier arm rest would have been better.
If you have the privilege to use these decks then you will find the speed good, the features impressive and the build pleasing. The price seems to vary these days at one hundred and fifty to two hundred pounds a deck, which makes it quite dear, but also a solid enough buy for what you are getting.
Summary: a decent model
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