Beobloke wrote:Don't be fooled by the weight. Some of the Hanpin OEM/Super OEM turntables are heavy simply because there's a lump of metal screwed to the base inside to make them weigh more.
Slavikcc wrote:If you're talking about lower-end direct drive turntables like the Audio Technica LP120 (aka the Hanpin DJ-45/DJ-U45), there are some reported flaws with it such as a noisy motor, defective anti-skating mechanism, and warped platters. The higher end Hanpin OEM turntables may have a lesser defective rate versus their lower-end players (like the dreaded Audio Technica LP60/Sony PS-LX300/Pioneer PL-990 derived from the Hanpin R200 and FU-700 OEM models).
Alternatively, the better approach is to get a used Technics SL-1200 and its variants (their SL-1X00 for example), provided that they're not previously abused by other DJs, which may have tonearm bearings being off.
the Mark 2 has a redesigned tonearm and extra weight. The reviews seem to be better on the Reloop then the pioneer.Vinylfreak86 wrote:Reloop`s don`t have wobble platters, Audio-technika can have. Reloop RP-7000 mk2 is actually the same as his predecessor, but with some cosmetical changes. Both are made on the same basic model as Pioneer PLX-1000. For home listening it is decent turntable, but you will have to buy dustcover separately and this can reach near the price of PLX-1000, which you get with dustcover and is little better designed.
chiz wrote:How does the Denon VL12 compare to the Reloop / Pioneer?
Is it another Hanpin derived model or something else?