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The Newmark TTX1s are the 1st of their kind, they are an inspiration to the way djs work and will work, newer djs will disagree with me because they are probably using cd turntables, but TTX1s are the number 1 DECKS in the world and for old skool djs I would recommend these highly.
If youre an old skool fan then it might be better going for the 1210s because techinics have always been the standard in the industry, however if you want the futuristic decks then I recommend the TTX1s.
Other people will say that the techinics 1210s are standard and that you should get these, because if you are looking to practice then in most arenas you will use 1210s, however if you can mix on TTX1s then you can mix on 1210s if you go straight from on to the other then you can handle the 1210s easier. I have mixed on both sets of decks and I find the TTX1s much easier to use. Everybody can mix on 1210s but set yourself a challenge can you mix on TTX1s??
A bit of information about the TTX1s, they are direct drive turntables which is essential for advanced djs, they also have an exchangeable straight or tone shaped arm, I find the straight arm easier to use not that there is much difference! They also have a small light on which is handy in dark nightclubs for cueing up your records; I used to have some other newmark decks which did not have this light, every time I started mixing I could not see where I was cueing up my record. As standard you have a 33/45 and now 78 RPM with a +/-10, +/-20 and +/-50% pitch range, which you might not need but sometimes its just funny to mess around with it, its also useful for speeding up or slowing down some beets to mix with.
As well the TTX1s have a digital multi directional pitch, which displays bpm and rpm settings. Another feature is an automatic reverse feature button which reverses the track automatically; this is good for getting some lethargic beets, which are good for mixing, especially down tempo stuff.
The down sides of the TTX1s are as follows: The TTX1s are very heavy, they weigh much more than other decks, also the TTX1s are not very good decks to scratch with, the tone arm is not a great scratching arm, I have used much better.
In retrospect the TTX1s are great decks for advanced djs, these are not good decks for beginners, my advice would be to start elsewhere, try newmark decks but when you are an advancing dj, please purchase these decks over the 1210s because I think as a dj they help your mixing skills much more than the 1210s do.
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