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Technics turntables will never let you down! (Technics - SL-1200 MK2)

By nin1, 01/10/2014
Most of the Djs you can see in the clubs, consider the Technics 1200 mk2 as one of the best turntables a music enthusiast can have. If you are starting to learn the basics of this amusing profession, there is no doubt that the technics products should be more frequent in the learning process. The 1200 mk2 version was dealing with a few changes since its first release in 1972, and its developers have made a fantastic turntable, which became a trademark in the hip hop culture because they were using it as an instrument. One of the notable advantages, is the weight of this turntable, which is 31 pounds. Yes, it is unusual for a turntable to weight as much as this, but it is a characteristic that provides a better sound quality since it is absorbing the vibrations from the speakers. Besides the marvellous weight feature, many users are disappointed in the lack of pitch adjustment beyond 8% and its developers aren’t willing to change it, even when some of the competitions were offering a better pitch adjustment. But, the ability to avoid any change of speed is on the highest level and the beatmatch will always be on point.

Technics 1200 mk2 is the default music tool for almost every respectable DJ today, and even if it is amazing for the clubs, it can still do an amazing job in the audiophile world. The people, which are involved in the world of sound and pay an extraordinary level of details when it comes to achieving the perfect sound, are satisfied from Technics 1200 mk2 and suggest it to everyone who has doubts about it. There won’t be any rumble problems with this turntable because of the quality creation and weight of the product. Every DJ would have issues in the clubs if rumble and instability appears. Maybe one of the most important parts of the turntables is the tonearm because it's crucial when it comes to having a great sound. Technics weren’t developing a new tonearm for this turntable and it is an outdated feature that is not a good thing for the audiophiles. So, if you purchase a second hand Technics 1200mk2, you will need to change the tonearm if you are interested in a better sound.

A creation that is built to last has never failed the people who follow the work of Technics and some of the characteristics can’t be found in other turntables. Having the ability to make a quick start-up with only 0.07 seconds, is an amazing feature to provide in the 70s. The torque motor is making a huge difference from the other turntable companies. The authentic moulded aluminium Diecast cabinet and heavy rubber base material keep the product undamaged. All of the vibrations a regular turntable has, can’t be found in Technics 1200 mk2. Today, used Technics 1200 mk2 can be purchased for a huge price, which is almost close to the regular price of a new turntable. The developers aren’t releasing this product anymore, so a used Technics is the only option if you are willing to have an excellent turntable in your home. Always avoid using Technics 1200 from DJs since their condition won’t be on a satisfying level. This is a very important characteristic for the audiophiles and for the people that don’t want to replace it with another turntable in a few years.

Pros:
- Built to last
- Sliding pitch control
- Designed for professional DJs
- Audiophile quality
- Absorbs vibrations
- Perfect beatmatching


Cons:
- Technics doesn’t release them anymore
- The second hand price is almost as expensive as a new turntable
- Lack of pitch adjustment beyond 8%
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Technics 1200M5G is The Highest Quality Turntable / DJ Tool Out There (Technics - SL-1200 M5G)

By Dj-Emir Santana, 17/04/2015
Solidly built these great turntables should last you a lifetime without any problems. They are built like tanks (heavy as a tank too only problem but it too has a function) The torque on The 1200 M5G is slightly stronger than it's lesser counterparts the 1200-MK5, The 1200 MK3 and The classic 1200 MK2. The added ability to change from +-8 to +-16 makes this turntable much more versatile as well, something that should have been introduced long before this flagship turntable came out in my opinion. The price is it's only drawback as the price has gone up since they no longer manufacture these amazing turntables anymore. Supply and demand I guess. None of the DJ controllers on the market including the Pioneer CDJs or Ns7 even come close to the ease of control offered by this traditional DJ tool. Part of it is the size of a 12" platter vs a smaller plastic device that feels like it's a toy made for children. There's a reason Technics remained King of the turntables from the 70's all the way til today. And why even today many DJs still prefer the wheels of steel over the wheels of plastic. I don't mind mixing on controllers for more casual events but personal preference has these puppies listed on my Performance Rider as the weapon of choice for any major performances and events.
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Don't sweat the Technics (Technics - SL-1200 MK2)

By Nivag666, 30/06/2016
Would DJing have evolved as it did without this turntable? So many pivotal developments in one unit, from the direct drive motor, the almost instant start time, the pitch control, and even the strobe dots. Stone cold design classic, though pretty archaic now I guess. That hasn't stopped then reissuing it, though I'd rather have a vintage model.
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My Trophy Tables (Technics - SL-1200 LTD)

By djqbert, 28/09/2016
I'm a collector and these, being the Technics freak I am, are just a must have for my Octagon! The octagon, is like a round table of 8 turntables where my all dj band, the Invisbl Skratch Piklz, can get together and practice routines as we all face each other. I know they made a run of these back in the days and they were glossy black and gold trimmed as well, but without the extra pitch buttons... I only have one of those original tables, so when this 2nd run came out, I had to move fast! I looked on ebay and these things are now like 6k for a new pair! Whew! :8O:
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