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User reviews on Vestax PDX products

FP User's review (Vestax - PDX-2000)

By FP User, 31/10/2008
The features are innovative and precise... the straight arm is well suited for the mixologists and the obvious scratch dj. 10% and the ulta pitch, and clever pop up light very intelligent. brake adjustement is useul for extraordinary tricks, and if the start is set to the fastest u can cue witout useing ure palm...

Price paid

£340

pretty straight foward, depending on which needle is being used, a concorde or a cart can be used on straight arms but better precision with the straight arm.

manual is pretty accurate and informative. it might take some time to adjust from technics to the pdx 2000. the interface is good, very good layout, and everything is in the right place, an akward size, longer than the 1200's, and finding a road case could b difficult and expensive.

it is very robust, not as much as the 1200's, not as heavy as the technics though, the pitch fader might seem to be abit fragile, and the start button as well. might not be suitable for gigs, but prefect for the bedroom dj.

i love my pdx2000, if only i had a pair of em... its as accurate as the 1200's, and defo worth a look, and a hands on demo!!! the pitch is the best feature....

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 0-, 2002)
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FP User's review (Vestax - PDX-2000)

By FP User, 31/10/2008
Sooo much pitch control you can mix ANYTHING into ANYTHING (+/- 60%) And strong tone arm for wicked scratching

Price paid

£338

Full of treble, picks up pretty much every sound on any record

Very easy to use a baby could

I haven't broken anything after 2 months, and i'm a clumsy fool.

I would buy another one (2) if they broke,

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)
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Audiofanzine FR's review (Vestax - PDX-2300 MK2)

By Audiofanzine FR, 14/12/2008
(Originally written by Tom54/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- How long have you been using it?

Nearly 3 years and I haven't had a single problem. I take them with me to events quite frequently and they are very reliable. Even though I don't have a flightcase I haven't had a problem. They are really sturdy except for the housing's black paint (white plastic with black paint covering).

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

They have a very powerful output level. Their plate has an unbeatable responsiveness. The +/-10% pitch and the +/-50% superpitch (a small fader near the pitch) allows you to easily synchronize every song. They also have a small joystick allowing +/-2,4,6,8% in one direction and +/- 50% in the other direction so that you can synchronize records without touching the plate, but I personally don't use this feature.

The red digit display has a typical 80's look but it is clearly readable in every environment and it shows precise values since the pitch is digital (I use Mixvibes and the percentage given by the turntables always matches the value given by the software). I only miss a pitch lock button.

The tone arm is very easy to adjust and it is perfect for scratching. You can get really crazy with my M44-7 without having needle drops. It seems to me that my scratch records wear out more slowly than with Technics turntables. Perhaps due to the straight tone arm. You can see that the needle doesn't move sideways when you move the vinyl record. The arm remains stable without oscillations.

All cables can be removed except for the power cable.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

For a long time I used only Technics turntables. I bought these as a complement to my MK2 after having tested the PDX2000 a friend lent me.

I thought I would use them only for scratching but they became my main turntables. I have compared them with many others and I always found them much better.

The Numark TTX seem not to be very reliable (I know people who have problems with their tone arm, their pitch...). Their key lock function is great but it requires a line input so that you have to use a preamp with integrated RIAA. And in my opinion RIAA doesn't sound good, it sort of gives a digital quality to the vinyls.

The Technics MK2 is not even comparable, even though I've always loved their timeless look. I still believe they are the nicest looking DJ turntables, and to me the beauty of a tool/instrument is important!!!! Their successors (MK3, M5G...) cannot compete with good modern turntables because Technics has not been working on new technology for years.

I also tested low-range products but there is no sense in comparing them...(Numark TT1650, Stanton whatever...)

- How would you rate its value for money?

You can surely find a good price on the internet.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Yes, I wouldn't hesitate it. Perhaps not the same model but I'm sure I would buy a Vestax product in the same range. The PDX 3000 seems to be very interesting.

Vestax is not the most famous brand for turntables and I guess it has to do with their looks. But their technology is marvelous, and after all this time I can honestly say that they are very sturdy and reliable.
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Great! (Vestax - PDX-2000 MK II)

By johnrae, 21/06/2012
The Vestax PDX-2000 MKII Pro is a high quality, and well built direct drive turntable. It features an improved tonearm height adjustment system, bright stylus light, and featuring the Anti Skipping Tonearm System (ASTS) technology, which makes the tonearm almost unskippable partially due to its straight tonearm, instead of the S-shaped tonearm found on other models. It has a great feel to it, the platter has a good resistance for things like scratching and beatmatching. These are GREAT turntables for Vinyl control in DJ programs, as they give a great feel and plenty of responsiveness. The tonearm gives a good sound and is well built. The tables are made of thick, durable plastic, but aren't to heavy. I've had no problem with the tables sliding around while I use them. The tonearm also has a special spring resistance system that makes for minimal wear on records.The direct-drive DC motor is stabilized by a high speed 32-bit CPU that increases the reaction time up to 1/100 seconds and a stabilized-torque, ultra-pitch slider along with a fine-pitch slider provides easy, accurate beat-matching and mixing. The light on the cartridge makes the vinyl grooves easy to see in dark places. These are getting harder to come by, and I got a GREAT deal on these at a garage sale for 400 bucks for a pair! I would pay 400 bucks apiece for theses used. These are really awesome turntables and have the perfect response time for all kinds of applications. I would definitely take these to a gig and perform with them. They also make GREAT backup tables if you are maybe playing a gig where you suspect things might get crazy and someone might throw beer on your decks, or if you were doing something like a high school dance and didn't want to break out the super nice shiny decks. These are a little ugly, but makeup in quality. I would HIGHLY recommend these to a Intermediate DJ who doesn't have a big budget, as they are older, but GREAT models.
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