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    Getting back into it after 25 years, Looking for Cartridge/Needle Recommendations.

    Hi, I have a set up with 4 1200's I would like to replace the Cartridge/Needle on them, I am looking for a Good all around set up, I do a lot of scratching and mixing, But would also like a decent sound. This at the time is only a hobby not looking to make mixed tapes Lol okay it has been a while. Thanks

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    I was looking at them, Mix or Scratch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.G View Post
    I was looking at them, Mix or Scratch?
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    I do a lot of scratching and mixing
    Mix is the cheapest model, it's not really designed for a lot of scratching.
    Definitely go with the Scratch since you plan on scratching.
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    if you are on a budget i'd get Om Pro S (old model) and scratch needles.
    although I have the concorde ones and they have lasted me over 20 years, the plastic lift thingy has a tendancy to snap off, and they have potential to damage the pogo pins on the tonearm.
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
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    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    im assuming ur not using dvs?
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    Farhanashraf, I plan to start a post about DVS ( I am going to need help with that also but would like to keep the posts separate ), it is a plan for the future but I have a lot of vinyl also. I don't plan on doing Parties or anything anymore, this is just going to be a hobby now.

    Would the Scratch be okay with the DVS or do I need the digital?

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    i was going to recommend phase if u r gonna go dvs: https://mwm-store.com/phase
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    the plastic lift thingy has a tendancy to snap off, and they have potential to damage the pogo pins on the tonearm.
    They address both of hose in the video.
    The MkII Series has a removable/replaceable tonearm lift.
    The contracts aren't spaced exactly the same as the Technics headshell but they do line up without channel dropping or bad Serato scopes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.G View Post
    But would also like a decent sound.
    There is no such thing as sound quality with a DVS system. There is either a single or there isn't a single.

    Frankly, I wouldn't use record players if I was planning on just using a DVS.
    I would just get a Rane TWELVE and a Pioneer DJM-S3 mixer.
    Or if you can afford it two Rane TWELVEs and a Rane SEVENTY-TWO mixer.

    Or just get an all in one controller like a Pioneer DDJ-1000SRT, DDJ-1000, XDJ-XZ, DDJ-RZX, or something similar.
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