Product Type: Technics turntables
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Don't waste your time or money....GO FOR TECHNICS AT THE START
Author Name: Nigel Plant
Advantages: Reliable, Ease of use, Sound quality, Solid as a rock
Disadvantages: Lack of other features and cost..
I'n not a flash DJ but just a normal guy who likes to mix up records and enjoys to be in the mix.
I have used a few cheaper decks in the past, DLP's, KAMs and Gemini. I thought that going cheap would not make a lot of difference, oh how wrong i was. I finally took the plunge and went for a pair of 1210's. It was like stepping in to a whole new world. Decks that hold there speed like a rock. A platter that you can jump up and down on and the stylus does not budge.
The pitch control has no play which means that it is easy to control and beat match. Fine adjustment can be made with no drift at all.
The sound quality is very good. Using different carts for different purposes does not alter the high quality. The bass depth and tone levels are perfect.
The target light is sufficiant for the task but would be better if it were a bit brighter (Hence the many upgrades that are available).
The strobe light again is very good and unlike the cheaper decks the %age alteration scale is helpful. The fact that it does not use the dual spot system means that it is very easy to read.
The start/stop button again is very easy to use its position means that it can be triggered in a flash without having to think. The fact that it is near the platter means that you can manipulate the disk and at the same time use the start/stop button.
The power switch again is easily accessible and can be used for effects easily. In the later models it is dropped in to the tower which I can see the reason for but catching the power switch has never caused me a problem.
The speed selection buttons are placed very well near the power switch and make use easy.....no problems..
The starting torque for the platter is more than sufficiant. When dropping in a beat no flick is required to get it up to speed. just drop and in it falls at speed. Some of the power decks have a higher torque but i feel that this may be an over do. The torque is perfect for scratching and phrase work.
Setting up the arm weight is very straight forward and although the mass can be very high even a weight of 3-4 makes the mass sufficiant for most day to day turntable work.
The bottom line is that these decks are the bee's knees. I have used others as stated earlier but these by far win in my book. If you are new to the turntable game then do not even consider cheaper decks. It is a false economy, go for these at the start and you will learn quicker. Have decks which can be trusted and be able to rely on htese for years. Unlike the rest these are with you for life......
Summary: Tried the rest TECHNICS are the best
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