youngdand wrote:you are getting cafe latte wrong. he is not talking about speed control. He is talking about the way the turntable manages the speed. In this instance on every rotation of the platter the motor kicks in to nudge it back to speed. although this is probably only minor, it causes cogging.
However this probably really doesn't matter for your needs. The point he was trying to get accross, is that a technics is a far superiour machine, and would have been a better investment. you would not have lost a penny on resale of the tecnics, however if you sold this tomorrow you would lose half its value. to be honest the technics would probably only increase in value.
Also, whoever took the pic using the AT to dj with, could have done far better with a pair of technics vestax of higher end numark and even the higher stanton decks for the same price which would easily outperform the AT.
Also just a word about reviews, most of them are PR companies trying to sell you a product. when you come to this website, people give you good, honest, sometimes opinionated, but never the less, good advice.
Anyway, i am sure this deck will do what you want it to, and if ever you want to travel futher in to hifi you can upgrade later. People will always be here to give you good advice.
Understaood ... I'm an old guy who hasn't purchased anything new in decades. Bought that Technics in the 80s and i am spinning a record now while I type this.
I've never had a turntable this good as the one I ordered even though according to you guys I could do better.
We'll see ...
She and I just felt funny buying used and for your info this turntable would not be resold even if I upgraded later (which I won't be). I understand about the Technics turntables. We use them at the radio station I use them twice a week and have for 20 years. I don;t need a turntable that good at home and to be purchased used where it may need servicing or whatever else.
I'm okay with it ... I am sure this will more than do the job compared to the cheap one I have used since the 80s. lol right?
Just please don't read this and shake your head "he still doesn't get it". I do.
I am just not of the type who has to have the best even if it means buying the best used. I would for a guitar because i play guitar, I would certainly buy a used Gibson instead of a new Epiphone. I understand what you are saying BUT for the purposes I am using this turntable and what I am upgrading from .... i am more than sure it will be fine.
This review was helpful in making my mind up on getting it. I am certain you will agree that it isn't plastic garbage. being already familiar with the Technics turntables i was very impressed with this model seen here. http://youtu.be/wgCJM3bCoJg