Product Type: Technics turntables
Newest Review: ... have the technics- so don't get to rely on a feature that you might miss if you have to play on Technics. For this reason most people wil... more
Iconic turntables and plenty good enough for DJing
Member Name: staceyspiers
Advantages: industry standard for a reason, great product
Disadvantages: not as good for scratch DJ's
whether you're a mix DJ or a scratch DJ the technics turntables will be good enough for you to play with. They are an iconic product, most clubs around the world will have these decks, and they are the deck of choice for DMC world scratching competition- if you can't play well on these decks then you're the problem, they've been industry standard for the last 30 years, and for good reason. They're a bullet proof product, i've seen them get covered in beer, dropped down stairs, and abused week in week out and still perform flawlessly.
For mixing they're perfect, but if you're a scratch DJ then your choice is between these or the vestax pdx.
These only have a pitch bend of +/- 8% which is fine for mix DJ's (as you don't want your track to sound like it was sung by the chipmunks anyway), but scratch DJ's might want the +/- 50% offered by the vestax pdx.
These have plenty of torque, but the vestax has more. If you're a heavy handed scratch DJ you might like the vestax more- but remember that no matter what you have at home, when you're in the club they will have the technics- so don't get to rely on a feature that you might miss if you have to play on Technics. For this reason most people will own technics so there won't be any surprises when you start playing in clubs.
They are incredible solid pieces of gear, nothing wobbles, everything just works- fantastic products, totally metal construction, and very easy to fix too as there's so much information on the internet so anyone with a soldering iron and a PDF schematic can fix it.
Summary: Industry standard turntables, look great and work great, very fun to use
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