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Turntables


Spotlight on DJ Turntables launched in 2018 - 2019.


Audio Technica AT-LP140XP


The AT-LP140XP is a fully manual professional DJ turntable that features a high-torque direct-drive motor and anti-resonant, mass-damped, platter to ensure stable, on-axis rotation. 

Main Features include:

  • High-fidelity audio and professional DJ performance
  • Direct-drive, high-torque servo motor with speed stabilization
  • Fully manual operation
  • Adjustable dynamic anti-skate control
  • Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
  • AT-HS6 universal ½”-mount headshell and AT-XP3 DJ cartridge with 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus
  • Balanced S-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control, height adjustment, and lockable rest
  • Dedicated phono-level output (5.5 mV)
  • Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator
  • Forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock
  • Popup stylus target light for easier cueing in low light
  • Damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration

Technical Specifications:

Turntable

  • Drive Method: Direct Drive
  • Type: 3-speed, fully manual operation
  • Motor: High-Torque DC Motor
  • Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
  • Pitch Variation: +/-8% or +/-16% or +/-24%
  • Turntable Platter: Die-cast aluminium
  • Starting Torque: 2.2 kgf-cm
  • Wow and Flutter: <0.2% WRMS (33 RPM)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >50 dB
  • Output Level: 5.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • Power Supply Requirements: 115/230V AC, 60/50 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 4.3 W
  • Weight: 10.0 kg

Cartridge & Stylus

  • Model: AT-XP3
  • Type: VM Dual Magnet
  • Output Voltage: 5.5 mV (@ 1.0 kHz, 5cm/sec)
  • Vertical Tracking Force Range: 2.0 to 4.0 g (standard 3.0 g)
  • Stylus Shape: Conical
  • Stylus Size: 0.6 mil
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Weight: 6.2 g

Headshell

  • Model: AT-HS6
  • Weight: 9 g

Tone arm

  • Type: Balanced S-shaped tonearm with detachable headshell
  • Effective Length: 230.5mm
  • Overhang: 16mm
  • Maximum Tracking Error Angle: Less than 3 degree
  • Applicable Cartridge Weight: 3.5 - 8.5 g
  • Anti-skating Range: 0-4 g

Reloop RP – 8000 MK2


The Reloop RP – 8000 MK2 is a turntable designed for a seamless integration with the Serato DJ Pro, offering controls of up to 7 different performance modes.

Main Features include:

  • Performance pads to control the speed of the platter
  • Extra-large, highly responsive performance pads with multi-colour LEDs
  • 22 scales with option to create up to 9 custom scales
  • Pitch bending function via speed select buttons in Platter Play mode
  • Independent pad modes (when used in conjunction with the ELITE mixer)
  • More powerful starting torque (adjustable from 2.8 - 4.5 kg/cm)
  • Newly-developed, height-adjustable MK2 tone arm base (VTA)
  • Can be connected to two mixers at the same time
  • Quartz driven hybrid turntable instrument with upper-torque direct drive
  • MIDI compatible control section consists of multi-encoder, 8 large LED pads and 2 user modes
  • Digital LC display for pitch, BPM, scale, key, deck assignment and firmware settings
  • Precise motor control with 3 speeds (33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM)
  • High-resolution pitch fader (0.02 % resolution)
  • Phono and line out (no grounding required)

Technical Specification:

Turntable:

  • 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
  • Wow and flutter: 0.01% WRMS*
  • S/N ratio: > 55 dB (DIN-B)
  • Brake system: electronic brake

Platter:

  • Material: die cast aluminium
  • Diameter: 332 mm
  • Weight: approx. 1.5 kg

Tone arm:

  • Type: universal, static balanced, S-shaped
  • Effective length: 230 mm
  • Overhang: 15 mm
  • Tracking error range: < 3°
  • Offset Angle: 22°
  • Stylus Pressure: 0 - 4 g
  • VTA setting range: 0 - 6 mm
  • Usable weight of pick-ups: 3.5 ~ 8.5 g (incl. headshell 13 ~ 18 g)
  • Anti-skating range: 0 - 3 g
  • Effective tone arm mass: 30 g

Connections:

  • 1x PHONO/1x LINE out (gold-plated), 1x GND earth connection, 1x USB port (type B)

General:

  • Dimensions: 458 (w) x 354 (d) x 144,6 (h) mm
  • Weight: approx. 11.8 kg

Stanton T92 M2 USB


The T.92 M2 USB is a direct-drive professional turntable with built-in USB connectivity. With features such as key lock and a pitch range of ±%12, the T.92 M2 USB fits effortlessly in with any DJ setup.

Main Features include:

  • USB and S/PDIF Outputs for transferring Music from Vinyl Records to Mac or PC
  • Pitch Control Fader with DSP Key Lock
  • Stanton 300 Cartridge comes pre-mounted on headshell
  • S-Shaped Tone Arm for Lower Distortion and Superior Fidelity
  • 3 Playback Speeds (33, 45, and 78 RPM) and Quartz Lock
  • RCA Stereo Outputs (Phono / Line Switchable)
  • 2 Start/Stop Switches for Mix or Battle Setup
  • Full version of Deckadance DVS Software included

Tech Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 20 kHz +1/- 2 dB/ RIAA filter
  • THD+N: < 0.03% at 1 kHz
  • S/N Ratio: Line <-65 dB=dB
  • Digital Output (SPDIF) 0.5Vp-p (Load 75 ohms)
  • Type: 3-speed full manual
  • Motor: 8 pole, 3 phase, brushless DC motor
  • Speeds: 33 1/3 and 45rpm and 78 rpm
  • Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.15% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33 1/3 rpm
  • Pitch Controls: +/- 8%, +/-12%
  • Starting Torque: More than 1.6 kgf.cm
  • Starting Time: Less than 1 sec with 33 1/3 rpm
  • Braking Time: Less than 1 sec with 33 1/3 rpm
  • Braking System: Electronic Brake
  • Audio Output: Phono/Line output
  • USB Function: A/D, D/A 16BIT 44.1KHz or 48KHz USB SELECTABLE
  • Dimensions: 452(W) x 370(D) x 143(H)mm
  • Weight: 8.6Kgs

Tone Arm Section Measurement

  • Tone arm type: Static balanced S-Shape tonearm for lower distortion and reduced record-ware
  • Effective Arm Length: 230.5mm
  • Tracking Force Range: 0-3g
  • Applicable Cartridge Weight: 3-4g

Technics SL – 1200 MK7


The SL-1200MK7 is the newest model of the SL-1200 Series. It has a coreless direct drive motor for improved performance. The MK7 looks almost identical to previous models, the MK5 and MK6, but with a slightly more refined all-black design.

Main Features include:

  • Coreless direct drive motor designed to eliminate cogging at any speeds
  • Built-in microcomputer uses technology from the Panasonic’s Blu-ray disc products to control the motor and better accuracy
  • Replaceable phono and power cables
  • Additional brake / torque adjustments
  • Reverse platter play
  • Fully digital pitch control fader with ±8/16% ranges (a X2 button at the top of the pitch fader allows doubling)
  • LED strobe that can illuminate in red or blue colors
  • White LED pop-up stylus light with a high brightness

Technical Specification:

Turntable Section

  • Drive Method: Direct Drive
  • Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45rpm (with switch 78 rpm)
  • Starting Torque: 0.18N・m / 1.8kg・cm (1.56 lbs-in)
  • Build-up Characteristics: 0.7 s. from standstill to 33 1/3 rpm
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.025% W.R.M.S.
  • Turntable Platter: Aluminum die-cast
  • Diameter: 332mm (13-5/64″)
  • Weight: Approx. 1.8kg (4.0 lbs) (Including slipmat and slipsheet)

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
  • Head Shell Terminal Lug: 1.2mmφ 4-pin terminal lug

Terminals

  • Audio Output: PHONO (Pin Jack) x 1, EARTH TERMINAL x 1

General:

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 453 x 169 x 353mm (17-27/32 × 6-21/32 × 13-29/32 inch)
  • Weight: Approx. 9.6kg (Approx. 21.2lbs)

Thorens TD 402 DD


The new TD 402 DD Thorens is a direct drive turntable that comes with auto shut off function and with pre-installed AT 95VM E cartridge by Audio Technica. TD 402 DD comes with dust cover and a MDF plinth in piano black and high gloss walnut veneer on damping black rubber feet with silver rings.

Main features include:

  • Stable and super silent direct drive
  • Auto Start and Auto Stop
  • Switchable integrated phono pre amp
  • Carbon tonearm
  • Detachable headshell
  • Pre-installed cartridge AT VM95 E

Technical Specification:

Turntable section

  • Motor DD Motor
  • Speed 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
  • Rotation Speed Variation +/–0.33%
  • Wow and Flutter 0.15%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 67dB or higher
  • Platter Aluminum Die-cast
  • Diameter of Platter 12“, 300mm

Tonearm section

  • Type Static Balance, Straight
  • Effective Arm Length 8.8“, 223.6mm
  • Stylus Pressure Range 0 to 4g
  • Supported Cartridge Weight 3.5 to 6.2g
  • Overhang 18.6mm
  • Anti-skating Adjustment Supported

Cartridge section

  • Type MM type (Audio-Technica VM95E)
  • Stylus Construction Bonded elliptical Diamond
  • Frequency Response 20Hz to 22kHz
  • Channel Separation >20dB
  • Channel Balance 2.0dB
  • Vertical Tracking Angle 23 degrees
  • Supported Load Impedance 47k ohms
  • Output Voltage 4mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
  • Stylus Pressure 2.0g +/–0.2g
  • Cartridge Weight 6.1g

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