Turntables for DJing. For beginners.

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Turntables for DJing. For beginners.

Post by Trev » Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:57

If I was buying a beginners set of DJ turntables - what would people recommened. It ideally needs to be on the cheap side £250 ish. I've seen 'packs' that comewith cheap mixers. Are they any good?

Belt drive or Direct Drive?

I really am a little clueless when it comes to this.
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Post by kingofpartick » Wed Oct 31, 2007 17:38

definately get direct drive. belt drive will be mince for starting and stopping, but direct drive will be up to speed straight away.

richer sounds tends to have numark starter kits for about £200. They do the job fine. You can always get a decent starter kit and then spend a bit on getting good styli.
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Post by Trev » Wed Oct 31, 2007 17:53

kingofpartick wrote:definately get direct drive. belt drive will be mince for starting and stopping, but direct drive will be up to speed straight away.

richer sounds tends to have numark starter kits for about £200. They do the job fine. You can always get a decent starter kit and then spend a bit on getting good styli.
Thanks.

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/dj_deck ... T60_dm1050

I am looking at that set-up. All bits of kit get decent reviews seperately (for beginners)
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Post by kingofpartick » Wed Oct 31, 2007 23:37

that looks pretty good.

word of advice though. If you are going to spend money on record decks in this day and age... spend a bit more and buy cases for them. Otherwise, you'll end up with the arm/stylus getting fucked whenever you move them.

I DJ'd with vinyl for an age, but got bored of having a sore back from carrying far too much, and switched to CD about 2 years ago.
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Post by Trev » Wed Oct 31, 2007 23:58

kingofpartick wrote:that looks pretty good.

word of advice though. If you are going to spend money on record decks in this day and age... spend a bit more and buy cases for them. Otherwise, you'll end up with the arm/stylus getting fucked whenever you move them.

I DJ'd with vinyl for an age, but got bored of having a sore back from carrying far too much, and switched to CD about 2 years ago.
I ended up going for just one turntable for now.

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/decks/stanton/t80

and we'll DJ with this and CD decks. Giving the option for vinyl. We'll add another turntable at a later date. Will be getting a case in a month or so's time.
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