Technics 1200-MK2; DJM-850; Maschine
I bought a pair of 1210's nearly a year ago and I'll never regret it. As to the debate about functionality I use the 1210's with an S4 both as timecode and live inputs on channels C & D so I now mix with vinyl, timecode and mp3s in the same set.
TBH, I'm seriously thinking about chopping the S4 as I think the Z2 is probably better suited to using all three mix methods as I do get some hum & noise issues from timecode when switching back from live inputs. The 1210's are here for keeps though.
Z2 is def a game changer and for the price you cannot beat it
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There is a potential disadvantage with the z2 compared to the controller though; I did a haloween gig last week and the floor was 'bouncey' to the point I switched the technics off & just used the S4 jogwheels, the controller turned out to be a brilliant back up....
Plus if its in REL mode and your tone arms are set up to be 'planted' on the records, a slight skip wont mess up much.
have them love them would never give them away