Buying a beginners Deck

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by PomPom, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. PomPom

    PomPom New Member

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    Hey folks,

    I am new to the topic but very interested in mixing. I hear a lot and watch a lot of videos.

    So my question is...What is a good beginners Set for mixing (2 tables and the mixer in the middle i guess) !? The span should be from 100 to 300 €.

    I am looking forward to your tips.
    Thx so far!
     
  2. Transient Energ

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    When I started (7 years ago) I bought a stanton set including 2 x STR8-30 turntables, 2 channel mixer, headphones and all cables for £400. Still got the decks :) everything else has been upgraded and i'll be getting technics once i can afford mk 5's

    I'd suggest getting direct drive at least if your going for vinyl turntables. I'd also recommend Stantons and Gemini's. My mates Citronics were rubbish and I've never got on too well with Numarks.
     
  3. Filler

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    Try some Stanton T62's from Decks.co.uk or Htfr.com.
     
  4. JAGZ

    JAGZ Well-Known Member

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    you wont get much for your budget mate, if you can save abit more and get some direct drives (as a pos to belt) you will be half way there. if not then id say get a package with decks, mixer and headphones........http://www.decks.co.uk/package/Numark_TT200_Numark_DM950_18377
    something like that but you will need an amp & speakers aswell
     
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    You do need a bigger budget really. not worth spending any less than £300-500 would be a waste. Another route would be to buy second hand technics 1210 mk 2's, could probably pick some up for around £400 and they are industry/club standard decks. Plus if you find this whole DJing malarky isn't for you their value won't really drop and you should be able to sell them for what you paid for them.
     
  6. DnB Skanker

    DnB Skanker DnB Skanker

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    or ill sell u sum gemini xl300 :D direct drive with numark dm950 mixer and headfnes :D
     
  7. cholden

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    I'd reccomend Numarks Battlepack package from chemical, think its £180

    2 Direct Drive Numark Turntable
    Headphones
    Mixer
    Cables
     
  8. Laserz14

    Laserz14 i can smell the dank

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  9. 1210's..... get some cheap used ones. If you start on these then you are laughing. No need to confuse yourself with learning on belt drives...

    The reality is that it'll throw you off when you do finally go to direct drive turntables
     
  10. slimbo011

    slimbo011 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    wish i had saved for 1210's wen i was buying my 2nd pair. 2 tt500's for £90 is aight do! lol
     
  11. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Numark tt1650's are good beginner decks.
     
  12. Dj Dirty Pimp

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    sony ps dj 9000's unheard of but theyre bloody good for 50-200 depending where u look, try ebay. theyre sometimes on there. Very underated decks, ive had them for 3 years and no complaints so far

    but obviously technic 1210 or 1200 are the industry standard n the best to get if u got the money
     
  13. DJHaze

    DJHaze I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    2x stanton t.60s
    a stanton m201 mixer and headphones.

    yours for 170GBP.

    PM ME
     
  14. PomPom

    PomPom New Member

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    DJHaze I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    theyre like the older ones that ive got for sale.. research the ones i said above... AND BUY MINE! lol
     
  16. fevezz

    fevezz nom nom nom nom!

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    Technics 1200 or 1210 (I have MK5). These things are built like tanks. Much better than the cheap numark/stanton (they always feel like they are falling apart when I have the misfortune of using one).

    Don't waste your money on cheap decks because one day you are going to want Technics, so might as well get them from the start.

    Also the Technics hold their value, so its cheaper in the long run, when you want to sell.
     
  18. DJ SamWise

    DJ SamWise Gurnhead

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    Kam DDX750s
    Direct drive, full setup cost me just under £200
    good to start on theyve served me well :)
     
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    pioneer 200's work for me