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Spinning Around

2017 - 2018 welcomed a slew of DJ Turntables. In this guide, PALM Technology has covered a lineup of six recently launched DJ turntables.

Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USBXP

Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USBXP DJ turntable is designed primarily for use in clubs, touring and mobile DJ applications.

Its sleek, elegant matte-black and silver design fits into any stereo music or entertainment system, and its built-in switchable phono pre-amp enables it to be used with a wide variety of receivers, powered speakers and other A/V components.

Main Features include: • Direct-drive, high-torque, multipole motor for demanding DJ use
• Fully manual operation
• Start and brake control adjustments
• Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
• Professional anti-resonance, damped die-cast aluminum platter with DJ-style slip mat
• AT-HS1 universal ½”-mount headshell
• Balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control, anti-skate, height adjustment and lockable rest
• Audacity and other compatible third-party software packages can be used to create digital files from vinyl records
• Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with detachable RCA output cables
• Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator
• Forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock

Tech Specifications:
• Type: 3-speed, fully manual operation
• Motor: 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless DC motor
• Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
• Turntable Platter: 332 mm dia. die-cast aluminum
• Starting Torque: >4.5 kgf.cm
• Braking System: Electronic brake
• Wow and Flutter: < 0.1% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33 RPM
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 55 dB (DIN-B)
• Output Level: Pre-amp “PHONO”: 5.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
• Pre-amp “LINE”: 300 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
• USB Function: A/D, D/A – 16-bit/44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable; Computer interface – USB 1.1 Compliant Windows 7 or above, or MAC OS X or above
• Power Supply Requirements: 120V AC, 60 Hz
• Power Consumption: 13W
• Dimensions: 450.0 mm (17.72”) W x 353.0 mm (13.90”) D x 166.5 mm (6.56”) H
• Weight: 12.5 kg (27.6 lbs.)

Denon DJ VL 12 Prime

Denon DJ VL12 Prime features the most optimal acoustic isolation capabilities, able to handle any loud and bass-heavy environment. This true quartz locked, direct-drive Pro DJ Turntable offers the most exhilarating ‘hands-on’ performance experience DJ’s could ever imagine.

Main Features include:
• Isolation feet eliminate unwanted vibration and feedback
• Highest-in-industry 5kgf/cm torque on “High” setting
• Innovative ‘easy grip/brake’ chamfered platter redefines tactile DJ touch
• Isolated motor design, for optimal signal-to-noise ratio
• S-shaped tone arm for accurate tracking
• Reinterpreted tone arm support with dual-function ‘lock or rest’ feature
• Rugged all-metal tone arm base and high-quality brushed metal controls
• 2-speed operation 33 1/3rd and 45 RPM (45 RPM adapter included)
• Adjustable pitch range: ±8%, 16%, 50%
• Built-in RGB lighting illuminate’s platter’s edge
• Color selection and brightness controls

Technical Specification:
• Drive: Quartz direct-drive
• High Torque: 5 kgf/cm (instant); 3.4 kgf/cm (stable)
• Low Torque: 3.2 kgf/cm (instant); 1.4 kgf/cm (stable)
• Starting Time: 0.3 seconds
• Braking System: Electronic
• Material: Aluminum die-cast
• Diameter: 13.1” / 332 mm
• Weight: 4.9 lbs. / 2.2 g
• Effective Length: 9.4” / 238 mm
• Overhang: 1.0” / 25 mm
• Offset Angle: 20.5°
Speeds: • RPM: 33⅓, 45
• Wow & Flutter: < 0.05%
Output: Phono-level via stereo RCA cable
Pitch Range: +-8%, +-16%, +-50%
• Connection: IEC
• Input Voltage: 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
• Consumption: 65 W
Dimensions (width x depth x height):
• 451mm x 355mm x 150mm
• 17.8” x 14.0” x 5.9”
• 45.1 x 35.5 x 15.0 cm
• 27.4 lbs.
• 12.4 kg

Numark NTX1000

Numark NTX1000 turntable is a no-compromise direct-drive turntable that has all the features and performance demanded by the professional DJ.

It has incredible start-up torque (4.0 kg), an S-shaped tonearm with height adjustment, damped cueing and anti-skate controls that ensure accurate tracking and precise song selection.

Main Features include:
• Full-size platter with high-torque direct-drive motor
• 2-speed design: 33 1/3 and 45 RPM
• S-shaped tonearm for accurate tracking (Cartridge not included)
• Tonearm with height adjustment, damped cueing and anti-skate control
• Pitch range adjustable to ±8%, ±16%, and ±50%
• Adjustable counterweight for perfect tonearm balance
• Start and stop time knobs for adjustable time ramping
• 45 RPM adapter included.
Technical Specification:
• Turntable platter: die-cast aluminum
• Drive Method: Quartz Servo Direct Drive
• Motor: 3-phase brushless DC motor
• Starting Torque: 4 kgf-cm
• Pitch Range: +/- 8%, 16%, 50%
• Speed: 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
• Wow and flutter: < 0.05%
• Tone Arm: Universal S Shape, gimble supported with variable balance system
• Switching Power: AC100~230V, 50~60Hz

Reloop RP-7000MK2

Reloop RP-7000 MK2 turntable is an update to Reloop’s RP-7000 turntable which caters to the high demand of professional DJs and modern nightclubs.

Main Features include:
• More powerful starting torque (adjustable from 2.8 - 4.5 kg/cm)
• Fine-tuned motor control for further optimization of wow and flutter and rotation
• Newly developed, height-adjustable tone arm base (VTA) and Anti-Skating control
• Particularly light weight and rigid, satin aluminium material used for tone arm
• Adjustable Pitch scale for precise adjustments
• Easily replaceable, freely rotatable LED needle light in new unibody aluminium design
• High-quality and hard-wearing deep black, metallic finish
• Quartz driven DJ turntable with upper-torque direct drive
• Precise control of motor with 3 speeds (33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM)
• Statically balanced universal S-shaped tone arm with hydraulic lift and anti-skating mechanism
• Pitch range +/-8 %, +/-16 %, +/-50 % (Ultra Pitch)
• Reverse function: switch for forwards and reverse operation
• Recessed connection cavity for easy installation in cases & seamless adjustment
• Phono and line out (no grounding required)

Technical Specification:
• Drive: quartz driven upper-torque direct drive
• Motor: 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless motor
• Turntable speeds: 3 speeds, manual (33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM)
• Starting torque: 2.8 – 4.5 kg/cm (adjustable)
• Start-up time / change to RPM: <0.2 sec
• S/N ratio: > 55dB (DIN-B)
• Diameter: 332 mm
• Weight: approx. 1.5 kg
Tone arm:
• Effective length: 230 mm
• Overhang: 15 mm
• Tracking error range: < 3°
• VTA setting range: 0-6 mm
• Useable weight of pickups: 3.5~8.5 g (incl. headshell 13~18 g)
• Anti-skating range: 0 – 3 g
• Effective tone arm mass: 30 g
• Power supply: AC 115/230 V, 60/50 Hz (EU/US), AC 100 V, 50/60 Hz (JP)
• Power consumption: 13 W
• Dimensions: 458 x 354 x 144,6 mm
• Weight: approx. 11.7 kg F

Technics SL-1200GR

Technics SL-1200GR Direct-Drive Turntable System for audio enthusiasts is a standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation. Main Features include: • The SL-1200GR’s rotation control uses the latest motor control technology cultivated in the development of Blu-ray devices.
• The platter achieves high-rigidity and vibration-damping characteristics by using a two-layer construction with deadening rubber applied to the entire rear surface of the aluminum die-cast.
• The tonearm tracks the rotation of the record and enables reading with high precision.
• The SL-1200GR ensures high-rigidity by using a body with a two-layered construction solidly unifying the BMC and the aluminum die-cast chassis..
Technical Specification:
• Technology for Rotational Stability: Coreless Direct Drive Motor; High-Precision Motor Controller
• Turntable Section
 Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45, 78 r/min
 Adjust Range: ±8%, ±16%
 Starting Torque: 2.2 kg・cm (1.91 lb-in)
 Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 r/min
 Rumble: 78dB (IEC 98A Weighted)
 Diameter:332mm (13-5/64”)
 Weight: Approx. 2.5kg (5.5 lb) (Includ- ing rubber sheet)
• Tonearm Section
 Type: Universal, Static Balance
 Effective Length: 230mm (9-1/16”)
 Overhang: 15mm (19/32”)
 Arm Height Adjustment Range: 0 - 6mm
 Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 - 4g (Direct Reading)
 Head Shell Weight: Approx. 7.6g
• General
 Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 173 x 372 mm (17-27/32 × 6-13/16 × 14-21/32 inch)
 Weight: Approx. 11.2kg (Approx. 24.7lbs)

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