What is second best to Technics?
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    Default What is second best to Technics?

    Hey there,

    I'm wondering, in the market of turntables, what is the best buy aside from Technics?

    Also, what is the best value turntable aside from technics?

    THANKS!

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    the second, third up to the tenth best are the super OEM's. They are all basically the same but the best of them is the reloop RP-8000's, then the stanton ST/STR 150
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    Numark TTX1.
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    technics are just the dj standart, but aren't there way better tts out there when it comes down to torque, functions etc.?

    correct me if i'm wrong cause i don't use tts a lot.
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    for me the high torque turntables are not as good at mixing as technics, it doesn't take long to get used to them though.
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    High torque does not equal "better" for everyone. Lower torque is actually one of the best things about Technics, you don't need to man-handle the vinyl to overcome extra torque ... And that you can jump on one of them anywhere in the world and it'll feel like your pair at home.

    To answer the original question though, I wouldn't go past Technics. I don't see a second best, I just see them all as something I wouldn't consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankle View Post
    To answer the original question though, I wouldn't go past Technics. I don't see a second best, I just see them all as something I wouldn't consider.
    lol, accept no Substitute huh? Technics are no longer being produced tho, I hope the day we are forced to use something else never comes

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    I have ttx1 and I wouldn't ever trade for techs. More features, higher torque and tough as nails.

    Higher torque doesn't mean better but it does mean you don't have to play shot put just to cue up a record. For me, techs are the minimal requirement but definitely not the best option.
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    I love Stanton's offerings specially the STR8-150. Built like a tank and has extra features that the Technics don't, only downside to them as they are built like one they weigh like one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by despo View Post
    lol, accept no Substitute huh? Technics are no longer being produced tho, I hope the day we are forced to use something else never comes
    we can just hope that they keep holding up. some people are using 1200s that are 30+ years old. i think we can squeeze a few mor eyears out of them.

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