I'm very glad that Cary has gotten such excellent results with the
Numark TT200, a good friend of mine, who is a full time repairman for
only DJ tables, has far less glowing words for their products as a whole.
On 1/3/11 2:17 PM, Cary Ginell wrote:
> 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.
> Cary Ginell
>> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 13:55:38 -0500
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> 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
>>> 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