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    What is a decent turntable nowadays?

    Thinking of selling my trusty old technics 1210mkii's

    i dont really use them for DJing out anymore , i think my days of heavy mixing on turntables are up.
    so im thinking of just buying one turntable that i can use to listen to my music mostly at home

    whats good nowadays? would you have any recommendations?

    i see a lot of reloop, numark etc brands, but i have really no idea if the quality is any good.
    back in the day when i baught these technics, literally everything else did not come even close to being professional standard but i believe that has all changed now.

    i also see that some of them are USB, what is this useful for? is this useful for digitizing your music?
    Last edited by DJ Matt; 10-14-2019 at 09:52 AM.
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    A properly serviced Technics 1200 series turntable is fine for listening and is equal too or rival so called hi-fi turntables. They were originally built for that purpose. As for digitizing your albums your mixer you all ready own and a line in on your computer will do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drzinc View Post
    As for digitizing your albums your mixer you all ready own and a line in on your computer will do the same.
    I tried that before, I was going into a decent denon Mixer. But when I made comparisons between my digitized /remastered vinyl and other digital remasters that i baught online or on CD, i was not impressed, it invariably always seemed to sound inferior. not something you would notice unless you listen side by side.
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    It's not the weakness of the A/D converters, even cheap ones are really good today, and have been for a longer time. You need to rebalance the mix due to what ever needle you used (they're all different) and you'll need to do some mild over normalising to bring the level up. The easiest solution is to simply not do it and buy the CD, many can be got cheap on ebay and discogs, sellers will do you huge bulk discount deals. You could always buy the MP3 but that will cost a lot more if buying bulks. Only is some rare cases with some early 90's stuff are the Digital masters very bad, where you're better off trying to get a pristine vinyl rip and remastering it yourself, which takes months of learning. Sometimes what they'd do is simply turn up the master... clip it to death, which would result in harsh harmonics at the crest of build ups, then put it to CD, not a correct CD master, which also ended up being the mp3 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchiemasha View Post
    It's not the weakness of the A/D converters, even cheap ones are really good today, and have been for a longer time. You need to rebalance the mix due to what ever needle you used (they're all different) and you'll need to do some mild over normalising to bring the level up. The easiest solution is to simply not do it and buy the CD, many can be got cheap on ebay and discogs, sellers will do you huge bulk discount deals. You could always buy the MP3 but that will cost a lot more if buying bulks. Only is some rare cases with some early 90's stuff are the Digital masters very bad, where you're better off trying to get a pristine vinyl rip and remastering it yourself, which takes months of learning. Sometimes what they'd do is simply turn up the master... clip it to death, which would result in harsh harmonics at the crest of build ups, then put it to CD, not a correct CD master, which also ended up being the mp3 version.
    yeah, I only do my own conversions with Vinyl which is not available digitally, of which there is still a certain amount in the genres that I play (salsa music)
    they are making some headway on it, but there is still a large amount of music that was never digitized, or never really officially digitized, i suspect that is due to the prevalence of music piracy in latin america, there may not be a whole lot of financial motivation in doing an official digital remaster
    Last edited by DJ Matt; 10-14-2019 at 07:11 PM.
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