I'm new to Djing with vinyl. I have two direct drive turntables, a mixer, and some powered speakers/moniters (whatever you want to call them) But i have no vinyl as of yet! So havnt been able to do any testing. What i really want to ask people is...Will i be able to run the turntables through the mixer via phono and out directly into the powered speakers? (and if so what will this do to the quality of the sound?) I've been reading about preamps, and am not sure whether my Numark DM 1002 MK2 mixer has one built in or not....does anyone know about this? If it doesnt then i'll need one, so can anyone else give me any ideas of their setups?? I'd really apprieciate any help. Thanks. thetruth.