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    Hello! I am currently thinking about purchasing a pair of Pioneer PLX-500 Turntables.
    My Current set up is a Traktor Z2 and X1, this may be a silly question but are the PLX-500' compatible with Traktor scratch pro and it control vinyl?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldnsound View Post
    Hello! I am currently thinking about purchasing a pair of Pioneer PLX-500 Turntables.
    My Current set up is a Traktor Z2 and X1, this may be a silly question but are the PLX-500' compatible with Traktor scratch pro and it control vinyl?
    Thanks in advance!
    All turntables will be compatible, but I do not recommend the PLX-500's. Spend the extra $100 and get a pair of Audio Technica ATLP 1240's. You will be way happier and have a product you will never need to upgrade from.
    - Equipment - Audio Technica ATLP1240's, Allen & Heath DB4, RekordBoxDJ
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    Why do you suggest Audio Technica ATLP1240? How about plx-1000?

    Thanks!

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    The PLX 500 is not a very good DJ turntable, next to no torque and picks up feedback very easily by just touching the turntable while it's playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbs View Post
    Why do you suggest Audio Technica ATLP1240? How about plx-1000?

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    The PLX1000 is okay, but a tad overpriced compared to its feature set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbs View Post
    Why do you suggest Audio Technica ATLP1240? How about plx-1000?

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    They're simply better turntables. The Pioneer logo commands the price, not the quality, and with regard to turntables at least there are far better options than Pioneer out there.
    Denon x1700, 2 x Denon sc3900, 2 x Technics SL1200, Traktor 2.6.something, Dell Latitude @ 1080p and a lot of vinyl.

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    thanks guys! As the price here is different, I will search a little more.

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    You would be better buying just one turntable that will last you (Technics, etc...) rather than spending all on two low budget options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlayForMoney View Post
    You would be better buying just one turntable that will last you (Technics, etc...) rather than spending all on two low budget options.
    You can pick up a pair of Technics 1200s for $750.
    I see them going for that price all day long on Craigslist, EBay, Facebook Groups, etc.
    Get a pair of 1200s.....will save you in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackavenger View Post
    You can pick up a pair of Technics 1200s for $750.
    I see them going for that price all day long on Craigslist, EBay, Facebook Groups, etc.
    Get a pair of 1200s.....will save you in the long run.
    Is that including shipping? :-P

    The last pair of 1210's I sold, I got $1300 for the pair with local pickup.
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