Beginners Deck set up advice

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by 5AMBO, May 17, 2010.

  1. 5AMBO

    5AMBO New Member

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    Holla,

    I am after a full vinyl deck set up to get started with very little knowledge of what I should be looking for and could really do with some pointing in the right direction.

    Cheers
     
  2. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    if you can afford technics (£250+ for a pair) then do it, if not look into vestax or perhaps the Kam setup pack if your on a budget!
     
  3. djmotiondnb

    djmotiondnb AKA Tactician

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    do not get belt drives.

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    also where do you shop muzz :p 250 for a pair of technics? you avin a laff ;) cheapest I've seen really is £400 for an alright looking pair
     
  4. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    ^^^-this, just get technics
     
  5. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    got mine for 300quid with a mint condition numark dxm09 for 300quid mate. the deals are out there, trust me!
     
  6. damnjungle

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    paid 250 for a pair of t60s an m201 from stanton, think ther t62s now so ur well in. nice little decks to get started on.
     
  7. djmotiondnb

    djmotiondnb AKA Tactician

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    bargain!
     
  8. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    got a pair for 220 and sold them for 450 an hour later
     
  9. marky1702

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    I know I'll probably get slated on here for saying this but if you can't afford the technics (which are definetly the best), I would look into some numark tt500, they're pretty cheap and I think they're comparable to technics, again though it's justy opinion and if you can afford the technics you won't be dissapointed
     
  10. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    What sort of budget do you have?

    Most people will recomend Technics, but as these are quite expensive I would recoment going for a starter set up. something like the Nu Mark Battle pack. It will only cost you around £200 and you get decks, mixer, headphones and carts. Where as a Technics set up will cost you around £300 - £400 for the turntables second hand, then you still have a mixer and headphones to buy, more than likely Carts and Stylus as well
     
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    thinkin of sellin mine an gettin cd decks, u can hav em for cheap (2 stanton t60s and il chuck in the mixer, stanton m201) say 150ish? got aload of vinyl i wnt need so u can hav a few to sweeten the deal. all in perfect condition with sum gd quality needles.
     
  12. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    I might just slate you for assuming u'd get slated =P
     
  13. marky1702

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    Hahahahahahahaahahahahhahahahaha, that is the funniest thing i've ever heard on this forum scatcat, you're a genius!
     
  14. DJRichCook

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    As everyone has already said go Technics, definitely the best.

    However, if you can't afford this hunt around on ebay, most direct drives will be fine for beginners.

    I managed to bag a pair of Gemini XL-500II and a Numark DXM06 for £130 with delivery straight to my door.

    Might not be the best turntables ever, but they definitely do the job until i can afford more expensive ones.

    Keep looking on ebay, or on here, a good deal will come up.
     
  15. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    I played on my mates MK2's for the first time about a week or so ago, compared to my MK5's and the difference in tourque is very very noticable. You can very easily stop the MK2's will little pressure, so what I am trying to say, is if you are going for techincs, splash that little bit more for the much superior decks.
     
  16. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    I stand corrected, I think his decks are fucked......
     
  17. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Don't get cheap budget shit, completely 100% false economy.. Buy decent, then you wont have to buy again, simple.