Product Type: Technics turntables
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Date: 27/09/01, updated on 22/01/04 (2067 review reads)
Advantages: Industry standard, Robust and strong
Disadvantages: expensive for a set of new turntables, pitch problems
What can i say that hasn't already been said about these turntables, i wouldn't use anything else to mix with!
The SL-1210's are without a doubt the most reliable and robust decks i have ever encountered in my little short career as a Dj. I've used other decks before but in the music i mix (Rn'B and Hip hop) nothing touches the stability these decks can provide for scratching and jerking the record around the table,
The SL-1210mk2 is made of aluminum and has really thick rubber pads underneath it to stop all the vibrations from distorting your tunes.
Dimension wise they are 45cm x 36cm and they stand roughly 16 cm of the ground so mixers quite happily sit between them no problem, but they are really hefty and heavy, but then they haven't really changed them in over 15 years and they are still the standard turntable in most clubs today.
Plus the weight helps to keep the base stable so it rarely jumps (but this is also due to the type of needle you use.)
At home i have a set of SL-1210Mk2 which is the newer version (there is a better version apparently the Mk3...but i have yet to mix on it) and i'm still paying on my credit card for them now but they are well worth it and have one of the best start up times ever. just by cueing you can hold the record still and as soon as you let go it instantly starts! (othewr turntables have that slow start up which warbles for half a second.)
They are really robust and can take a load of damage(i wouldn't recomend beating them though!) I've dropped them knocked them scratched them etc. and they still work perfectly. I would recommend cleaning them because it does prolong the life of it!
The only problem i have with the 1210's is the pitch control, it is what is commonly known as the dead area, because of the inability to obtain anywhere between 0% and + or - 0.5% because of the lill' green light that comes on when the pitch is at
zero it is really annoying when you want to mix a tune that is so similar to the tune that is playing but just a little bit out as it is near impossible to obtain a low pitch increase/decrease, Anyone who mixes with 1210's will know what i'm on about.
Overall technic SL1210's are the best!
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