Summary: A couple of years ago I upgraded from my 8 year old belt drives to direct drives. At the time I was dead set on getting a pair of Technics, but unfortunately the price just was never in my range. I ended up buying a pair of Numark TT200's off a friend and have never looked back. When one of those tables finally wore out, I didn't even think twice, I instantly went out and bought another TT200.
Summary: Not a DJ, but wanted a direct drive TT (instead of belt) just to play records. This one wasn't too expensive, considering I will not be traveling/using professionally. Great product & easy to use. Only con I would say is the design. Not a fan of the buttons, but then again, I did buy a TT primarily for DJs.
Summary: I just bought both this turntable and the Stanton T.62. Both are about the cheapest direct drive DJ turntables you can find. I am a newbie DJ who likes to scratch. The Numark TT200 is hands down the best choice between those two. The Stanton has much less torque than the Numark. I used the same slipmats on both turntables, and I could easily stop the platter on the Stanton with little pressure.
Pros: Consistent, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Professional Features
Summary: I bought two of these 6 months ago and started DJing with them right out of the box (I average 5 gigs per month). They have out-performed any other turntable I've used in the past and that includes the 1200s. I think Numark should include target lamps and the s-arm with every deck but that's a minor gripe. At around $200 these Numarks make great back-up or main decks. I can not comment on them as far as scratching goes because I'm not a hip hop DJ.
Summary: i like the turntable, i went out bought a cartridge for it and the sound is great, i wish the tone arm was a little bit heavier and made out of better material but i cant really complain. you really get a great product for what you pay for, and for vinyl heads and new beginner dj, this is a great product at a great price.!!!
Summary: That's about it. Oh, and it's pretty. My TT-200's have been such an enormous hassle to own. I don't like that the tone arm is so high up that if you use a low profile cart with the strait arm that the needle won't touch the record without that thick neoprene mat. I don't like how the power supply creates so much interference that Stanton 680 and Grado DJ200i will pick up EM hum from it.
Summary: I bought a TT-200 about 2 years ago because a.) the price was right and b.) it plays 78 speed. I also paid an additional $30 or so for the optional S-shaped tone arm and pilot light. The fact that it has a universal headshell made it easy to switch between my microgroove cartridge and 78 cartridge, which are mounted on their own headshells. At first I loved this turntable. It seemed solidly built and performed very well, with excellent tone.