Technics SL-1210MK2: Iconic turntables and plenty good enough for DJing
7 February 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: industry standard for a reason, great product
Precision, Control & Performance no other than a 1210!
2 July 2012
Excerpt: "==The Technics 1210 series.. == ==Overview == I had just turned 17 when I got my first set of Technics 1210s, after being involved in music from a young age and had performed for many private party's through my teens I gradually become more and more intrigued to learn more in depth about how music was mixed and how the real "Big Boys" did it.. ==First Opinion's == Before I purchased my own set of Technics I had already had quite a bit of practice ...
Excerpt: ==The Technics 1210 series.. == Overview I had just turned 17 when I got my first set of Technics 1210s, after being involved in music from a young age and had performed for many private party's through my teens I gradually become more and more intrigued to learn more in depth about how music was mixed and how the real "Big Boys" did it..
Summary: With more and more new technology available on the market, and getting cheaper in many cases, lots of people are now opting to DJ using CD decks or software packages such as Ableton. While I believe these have their place (particularly software), I don't believe you can beat the responsiveness and feel of DJ'ing with vinyl. Anyone who is familiar with turntables and DJ'ing will need no introduction to this classic product.
Pros: Great build quality, good features, a classic product.
Cons: Price may be too much for some, but the quality does reflect the price.
Summary: After testing the water with a pair of Citronic PD1 direct drive decks, I chanced upon a pair of Technics 1210's for a very reasonable price through eBay. They were second hand and perhaps 8 years old. I have now owned them for 2 and half years and they are as good now as they were back then. Everything they say about 1210's is true. They are solid, pretty much unbreakable and they hold their pitch impecibily.
Excerpt: "What is it. It is a turntable used for playing records on (remember those).It is primarily used in dj set-ups as part of a pair of turntables with a mixer.It is pretty much the best turntable ever made, it even has a place in the national science museum.So what makes it so great , to start off with it is what is called a direct drive turntable,this means that the platter upon which the record sits is drove by a motor,this gives excellent reliability ...
Summary: I have to say that I completley agree with everything that the previous reviewers has written about these decks. They are industry standard and there is a reason why you will find them in every club in the world. They are one of the best investments that you will ever make. I bought my pair a year ago as my first decks after deciding to make the next step in my love of music. The were 2-3 years old then and I have not had one single problem since I bought.
Pros: Durability, Image, Usability, Layout, Strength, Power
Cons: Price (But you can work around this), Some say demise of vinyl (I dont agree)
Technics SL-1210MK2: Don't waste your time or money....GO FOR TECHNICS AT THE STA ...
3 June 2007
Summary: 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.
Pros: Reliable, Ease of use, Sound quality, Solid as a rock
Summary: Bedroom DJ's across the world with a grand in their sky rocket buy these decks. Period. The Technics SL-1210 turntables have become the industry standard in the DJ arena and it is easy to see why. They are solid, hard-wearing, easy on the eye and they simply do not go wrong. Mated to the right cartridge they give the average Joe on the street a head start when it comes to all aspects of mixing and scratching, making dreams of rocking your local club a regular occurence.
Summary: Here's my short history : 1995 : Buy my first pair of 'decks', some direct-drive Soundlab's, which were imitation Technics. Learn how to mix, and do so successfully. 1997 : Come into a bit of money, no real need to change, but decide to go for the Technics SL-1210's... Well obviously I was over the moon about finally getting my hands on the legendary Technics, which featured in every magazine and pictured with every DJ - who wouldn't.