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Poorly Constructed Turn Table meant for Casual listening
on January 11, 2013
If you have the intention of mixing records with this - know the following:
1. The sensitivity, granularity, and articulation of the pitch slider is TRULY VERY POOR. it's plasticy and cheap. You have to move it at least 2cm for it to notice you. Microadjustments are not possible.
2. If you simply place your finger lightly on the platter, it will stop. It has no torque what so ever. The "drive drive" is so weak and its relationship with the platter so poor, that it takes 3+ seconds to get to speed - if you've cued a record and you "let" the record go, it takes 4 full seconds to get to speed. If you "throw" the cue into the spin, it's even worse because the momentum of the throw falls back into the HORRIBLE speed curve: so you hear it quickly speed up then slow down then get back to speed.
If all you want to do is listen to records - there are cheaper options - after all - the most important parts of the listening experience will be the quality of your record, the cartridge(needle), and your amp/speakers. this turn table is garbage marketed to entry level dj folk who dont know better - and, to boot, the truly poor execution of what should be a manipulable turn table results in a meaningless product.
If all you want to do is listen to records - you can spend half this for a simple spinning plate and a needle.