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Question about turn tables...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dirty_habiT, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    Alright I've decided to get a turntable for various reasons but I don't know anything about them. I've been recommended TEACs and Technics' but all I am wanting to do with them is listen/rip the music to my computer. What is a good model or other brand turntable that would work? Also, the needle... what can you tell me about those?
  2. count chocula

    count chocula Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 8,540 Likes Received: 392
    i'm no D.J... but if youre trying to record from it, make sure you get a direct drive. plus you'll be able to scratch easier.

    vestax tables arent as pricey, and from what i've seen- they work just as good.
  3. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    if your just planning on ripping records you should probably focus more on the needle than the turntable itself.

    some cheaper turntables are made by numark, american audio, gemini.

    but they will not be good for dj'ing, scratching.

    good cartridges/needles are made by ortofon, stanton and shure
  4. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1

    Stop lying. We all know you're just going to stay home and:
  5. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    just pay attention to craigslist for someone selling a used one
  6. __ __ __ __

    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 3,907 Likes Received: 92
    if ur re just recording ur songs... et a direct drive Numark.. any will do as long as its direct drive... and get an ortofon needle.. all together it will probably set u back $400 brandnew..... but those ortofons do dig into ur record... but ur not scratchin so it dont matter...

    SPORTO Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2005 Messages: 1,086 Likes Received: 10
    For the anolooogue

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  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i heard dhabs does all four of the elementz
  9. beardofzeus

    beardofzeus Member

    Joined: Aug 5, 2005 Messages: 408 Likes Received: 0
    If you are planning on only listening and recording vinyl to your computer than you dont need a direct drive turntable....you just need a decent needle. The needle you choose will depend on how big of an audiophile you are. Check out the tables and needles listed at turntablelab They have good reviews on the equipment they stock...good place to research before you hunt around the web searching for the best deal.
    dont forget about ebay.
  10. MrJackDaniels

    MrJackDaniels Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005 Messages: 413 Likes Received: 0
    how do you get the music from the deck to the computer?
  11. boner

    boner Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 26, 2003 Messages: 137 Likes Received: 0
    turntablelab is what's up.. i've bought a lot of stuff from them over the years and they're good people. check their reviews and email them if you have questions.
  12. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5
    here's what you should do....

    dont buy a 'dj' table unless you want to dj

    I have two turntables, one's an older Akai that just plays records
    and the other is a tech for scratching and fucking around. I have
    the tech set up to work for scratching, so the tone arm is weighted
    forwards (to keep the needle in the groove) and that will wear out
    normal records really fast. Just get a simple player and you'll be fine.

    The companies that make dj turntables aren't your only choice.
    Lots of well respected audio companies like Akai or Sony made
    turntables that the audiophiles swear by. Plus they're cheap.

    oh... I got both my tables for free from friends.
  13. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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  14. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5

    I got the akai from some rich girl in Montreal.

    I got the tech from a friend who is a hiphop producer
    and he only needed one table in his studio, so I'm 'holding on to' the other one.
  15. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5

    ^ I want a QFO on the beach!