I know the Technics turntables are the end all and be all of turntables. My brother had a pair when he was failing at learning, and every time I see the word Technics there is always a hord or compliments right behind.
I'm new to mixing, I've done my research. Read alot of reviews, and asked a few questions. Based on a $900 budget I've picked my components for my first setup. As it stands I am going to buy a Behringer NOX404, and two Audio Technica AT-LP120s (im using the stock needles cause im a noob and dont need to break good stuff). This leaves me money for odds and ends and records to start.
The NOX404 has a few bells and whistles, but more importantly Crossfader adjustments out the WAZOO. I thought for a beginner having the capabilities to reverse and change the curves is more important then anything else. Different styles seem to use the curves differently. As I don't know what style I'll fall into I want something that allows me to learn about all so I can naturally fall into one (or afew).
The AT-LP120s seemed to be really nice tables for the price. They are just under the SUPER-OEM mark, but that price jump is not one I want to make. They are direct drive, and have more features then competitors of the same price. A few reviews say the platter slows down just a bit, but nothing a new dj will notice.
So here is my question:
I've browsed through 50% of the "Post pics of your setup. 2.0 part 1." why am I not seeing any Behringer or Audio Technica components? Am I missing something? For the most part I see Stanton and Technic tables, and I've seen a wide range of mixers. I realize those setups are for more avid and professional djs, but is there really no interest in Audio Technica and behringer products? Are they componenets a new dj should even bother with?