Product Type: Numark turntables
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Member Name: kaljao
The Numark TT200's were the first decks I ever purchased. I got them on some advice from a friend, and I have had great use out of them. Originally I paid £200 each for them but you can get them closer to £100 now.
You can use this turntable at 33/45 and 78 rpm and the pitch control goes from -10 to +10. This is pretty much standard on turntables these days though.
The TT200's come in a silver and black colour. The black is a matt finish and the silver is glossy. The top is made of steel and it has a rubberised base, this means it won't mark any table on which it is on and also makes it sturdier.
They are direct drive turntables; this means that when you press the play button they instantly start up at the correct playing speed, there isn't that slight delay you get with belt drive turntables.
For some reason these turntables have two play buttons. I am not sure why this is, it looks good, but I don't feel that it is necessary really.
Spec wise it competes strongly with some of the higher end turntables on the market. This makes it good value for money as it is so much cheaper, yet it does all the same things! It even has the same torque as Technics 1210's (industry standard turntables).
There are two tone arms that come with the turntable; a straight arm and an s-shaped one. These simply screw in and you can use whichever one suits your style of djing, e.g. whether you are a scratch dj.
You also get a detachable aluminium light that helps when in the dark and looking to find the start point on your record. Although this is good I never needed to use it because I had the light in my bedroom, but I used it a couple of times simply because I had it and it didn't last long before it stopped working! You can buy replacements cheaply enough but I didn't need these.
If the pitch fader breaks you can easily replace it with a new one, but this never happened to me so I was ok.
The layout of the main controls mean you can operate this deck in either the standard "mixing" position - or turn it 90 degrees for the "battle" position.
All in all these are a top quality turntable for a fraction of the price, well worth getting especially so for beginners.
I no longer DJ so actually have a pair of these to sell, if you are interested and are in the Manchester area, let me know!
Summary: Great decks
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