Summary: this is the best turntable you can buy. if you like technics or vestax. you will really love this turntalbe. it is the best you can buy. lots of torq and innerchable tone arms you can't beat it this table is highly recomended to any scratch or turntablist dj. also goes good with a pair of ortofon or shure m447s. really get this turntable you will not be sorry.
Summary: This is a solid, solid product (literally, it is really heavy) and for the price gives you a great value. I didn't buy it to DJ with, but rather as a recording device to transfer lp's and especially old 78's to the computer. One note, despite what some websites say, this turntable, like other high end units, does NOT come with a cartridge. It uses a universal headshell, though, so getting a cartridge shouldn't be hard.
Summary: If you're just looking for a way to rip your vinyl to MP3's, there are much cheaper and easier ways to do it. Check out Audio Technica AT-LP2DUSB LP-to-Digital Recording System with USB , Ion iTTUSB Turntable with USB Record or Numark TTUSB Turntable with USB for example. This product is made for DJ's, and as a professional DJ turntable it is an excellent product.
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C. Roome, Amazon
25 May 2008
Summary: This product was an utter disappointment as an easy way to convert vinyl to MP3's. After reading reviews and product specs, I bought the Numark TTXUSB and bundled software as a gift for my father as an easy way to convert vinyl to MP3's. Right out off the box I was disappointed to learn that the $340+ price tag doesn't include a cartridge.
Summary: These are great decks, and certainly hold their own against the industry standards. I've also got a pair of Technics (SL-1200M3D) that I've had for years. No complaints with those, of course, but I picked up the TTX1s so I could have a pair set up battle-style and more suited for scratching (straight tonearm, etc.). Right out of the box, I could see that these were well-made turntables. The construction is quite solid.
Summary: well, i'm upgrading from the numark pro TT-1 and these are much better. the motors are much more powerful, forcing me to adjust mixing styles. The interchangable tonearms are neat, though i haven't really gotten into using them yet.
Summary: very good table for the money. if you aren't going to spend almost double for a Technics M5G, the best table ever made, then this is a valid alternative. has more "bells and whistles" than the Technics, including a reverse feature, amazing pitch range (from +/- 8% up to 50%), and phono/line out switch option. however, the pitch fader just isn't as smooth and precise as a M5G (but then again, nothing is). i've owned a pair and was quite happy with them.