I use models by both Technics and Numark and find them equally dependable. The Numark TT200 has been my workhorse for the best five years and I love it.
> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 13:55:38 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Technics apparently really has discontinued their turntables
> To: [log in to unmask]
> As someone who arguably straddles the line between the transfer and DJ
> worlds I can say that the reputation of Stanton and Numark is far below
> that of that venerable 1200 on any given day. No self-respecting DJ
> would even put them in the same league.
> R.I.P. indeed and now let the insane eBay gouging begin!
> On 1/3/11 12:43 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> > Kevin at KAB Electronics sent the following response to my followup
> > querie on this topic:
> > _____________________________
> > About 3 weeks ago, an official announcement was made to all distributors
> > that the Technics line of turntables is now discontinued.
> > If you desire a brand new one, you will have to start searching. They
> > purposely waited until all inventory was depleted. So It will be very
> > hard
> > to find new merchandise.
> > What I will likely do going forward is try to create like new refurbished
> > decks. Since many of the cosmetic items like top plates and dust covers
> > should remain available for a few years to come.
> > ________________________________
> > That's a shame.
> > For the DJ set, I think people can make due with Stanton and Numark
> > tables, but for transfer guys like me, a KAB-hotrodded 1200 has been a
> > really good choice as far as value meeting high quality.
> > RIP another analog legend.
> > -- Tom Fine