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Best CD turntable

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Bhennies, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Bhennies

    Bhennies Guest

    Hey all,

    I'm thinking of getting rid of one of my technics 1200's, and getting two CD turntables (sick of digging for expensive ass records and I'd like to spin my own stuff as well). I messed around with the Pinoeer CDJ800, as well as its more expensive brother, and liked them both. I'm used to vinyl, so bells and whistles aren't that important. I will be spinning out with these (need to be tough) and will be doing cuts as well. Anyone using the less expensive Pioneer and does it do the trick for you?


    BONGOMAN Guest

    Personally I would go for the new Numark decks for the sole reason that they use a real platter as the control format and are capable of handling most skratch techniques.
  3. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    May 27, 2001
    There's a Technics cd-turntable about to be released. Might want to check it out.
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Pioneer is the clear leader in terms of scratching sound, feel, and number of units sold to real pro's, Technics is the most popular and best looking, and Dennon has the most and best features but is a little complicated to use until you past the learning curve.
  5. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    Why don't you add the cd tables to the 1200's...then you have both......best of both worlds.....
  6. Bhennies

    Bhennies Guest

    to be honest, I could use the money towards the CD tables, not to mention, everywhere I spin out they already have 1200's- I just bring my mixer and cartridges. I'm thinking of digitizing all my vinyl and just keeping a 1200 for listening to my old records.

    Thanks for the replies guys. I've heard that the pioneer is the best as in sound quality, I liked the feel of it even though the platters were a little small. The technics was amazing but 1100 dollars?!? I can get two of the Pioneer CDJ800's for 1100 out the door. The question is...are the CDJ800's any good? I can't see why the higher end pioneer could be 500 dollars more, unless the cdj800's are really cheap, but they felt nice :?
  7. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    they say (the manufacturer) that the cdj-1000mk2 has better everything. better signal, better display, better vynil emulation, anti-vibration, etc. I mean, do you want to use up every resource this machine can provide? I ask this because i dont complain when i use cdj-100's but as soon as i see a 1000 i start messing with the loop buttons and appreciate the better quality when i can get it. Of course, i play house and rarely scratch.And i mostly play vynil. So its a great toy and when used properly is much better than just any turntable. As far as sound, i havent really compared it to the 800 side by side, but if i were thinking of investing i would really get into the features this thing has and think if i were going to use every single one. if not(no bells and whistles), go with the 800's, they get the job done.


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  8. Bhennies

    Bhennies Guest

    cool. Thanks Juan. See the thing is, I don't spin out that much, and the most I do is mix and some scratching. The cdj800 seemed to have pretty great pitch control as well as good vinyl emulation, in fact the guy at the store (a friend of mine) said he didn't see why anyone would buy the 1000's. I think you've got a good point- do I need all the bells and whistles? And since Im used to spinning vinyl , the answer is probably "no". Want and need are two different things. :wink:


    LAZYFINGERS61 Member

    Nov 25, 2004

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