Stanton T50 Pair and Mixer
Greeting all, A good friend of mine and the guy training me in the world of DJing knows I like vinyl, and hooked me up with a pair of Stanton T-50's and the center mixing deal for a price of $200.
Question, is that a good deal? Also whats your take on Stanton, I won't be using them for scratching or DJ'ing, just a home setup. How is the quality to say a Crosley or a Sony PS-LX250H ($75-$100) turntables.
Thanks for any input!
Last edited by coppercitymt; 07-19-2012 at 07:35 PM.
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If you buy this, you may be glad because they're cheap. But once you use them and compare them to "real" DJ turntables, then you'll surely get disappointed because they are only belt driven. Meaning the torque is nothing compared to direct driven turntables like its big brothers, the T80, T100 & T120. My advice is to save up more fore better decks. The T80 is decent enough as well as a Numark TT200 at very reasonable prices. You may also find used ones listed at different sites. But if you're patient enough and save even more, then go for a used pair of higher models of Stanton (T120, ST8/ST-100, ST8/ST-150) or Technics SL1200/1210 because these are the decks that you would later want to use and eventually end up selling the entry level decks.
The Sony PS-LX250H isn't a DJ turntable so cross it out of your option list.
Hope this helps.
I recently bought my first setup. I read tons of material (and got yelled at on here) over a few months.
All I can say is that I am EXTREMELY happy that I bumped up my spending limit. I purchased two "good" (im using that loosely) condition Technics SL1200 MK2s. I bought a Denon DNX 120 mixer.
The mixer is great. No bells and whistles to get lost in (like serato or built in XF). It feels solid and tough under noob fingers, and I'm not scared its going to break under me. The fader stuff in the front is fun to play with as well. There are no complaints about my tables either. I knew they were going to come with a few issues that I have been able to resolve. It happens with 20 year old equipment.
If you can work out a deal with your bud to let you borrow that setup and help you actually get started, if not, start saving upwards of 900 dollars for good stuff. Skip the "get in cheap" approach. I'm happy I did.
Disclaimer: Don't go Technics because everyone else is, go Technics because its right for you. I've messed with electronics all my life. I knew I had a very high probability of fixing any issue I had. If you aren't handy with electronics or fixing things go with something newer.
I passed on that setup, the 2nd table was pretty messed up wobbled bad, then when you went to touch the platter it just nose dived and rubbed on the under side of the platter. He bought them used on eBay and someone must have used them hard. Upping my spending limit is not going to happen, So I am building a purely home based DJ setup with the Numark DJ in a box and two Numark NDX 400's. Got the DJ in a box on it's way have to save for the dual NDX 400 setup. Building a table tomorrow.
My setup is purely home. I don't see my tables moving from the confinements of my living room. I honestly never see myself mixing or juggling in front of a large crowd. There might be a RARE occasion I will perform at a gallery hop, but that is in 9 months, and I have to not suck.
With it being only a hobby, and done purely for joy, I am very happy that I went high end upfront. I know the equipment will never fail me. I hope the DJ in a box will work out for you.