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    Thanks everyone for your help, I'm buying a pair of STR8-80's from a user here.
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    turntables are always phono output unless you convert it, which i'm assuming is not the case

    the z2 mixer connects to you computer via usb and has 2 additional usb ports for other midi devices

    all you have to do is connect the ttables to the phono inputs and you are good to go

    as far as the carts are concerned...you get what you pay for... it really depends on what type of music you like to play, if you plan on scratching, and the frequency/tracking support you are looking for...Shure whitelabels are IMO a good universal cart to use if you have no idea what you want to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by DjLiquitATL View Post
    turntables are always phono output unless you convert it, which i'm assuming is not the case

    the z2 mixer connects to you computer via usb and has 2 additional usb ports for other midi devices

    all you have to do is connect the ttables to the phono inputs and you are good to go

    as far as the carts are concerned...you get what you pay for... it really depends on what type of music you like to play, if you plan on scratching, and the frequency/tracking support you are looking for...Shure whitelabels are IMO a good universal cart to use if you have no idea what you want to do
    Thanks for the reply!

    So for the RCA cables in the turntables, will I need two of these (http://www.ionaudio.com/images/produ...eb_large.jpg)?

    And for the cartridge, I'm looking to scratch mostly, is there any cheaper option that's $25-$40?

    Thanks!

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    Just need two standard RCA cables... Butter rug, and I would suggest 2 mounted m447 carts for scratching... I've had mine for over a year... Scratching at least 1hr a day and gigged out and still haven't replaced stylus so $80/unit is worth it
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    M44-7's are the way to go for long-term needles. However, I recommend going with some cheap Stanton headshells and cartridges to start out with - when I first used turntables, I broke a few needles through mishandling them, and it would be a shame to break M44-7's because you are not sure what you are doing with them!

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    thank you djliquitalt and dayvue for your help!

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    Also good to invest in a cart case
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    Quote Originally Posted by DjLiquitATL View Post
    turntables are always phono output unless you convert it, which i'm assuming is not the case
    Thats not always true. I must reference the m3d, stanton str8100 and above, numark ttx, and so on.

    That aside. M44gs and technic headshells are my fave setup. The technic headshell has a good weight to it and is easier to calibrate due to the spacing and layout of the mounting screw holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellnegative View Post
    Thats not always true. I must reference the m3d, stanton str8100 and above, numark ttx, and so on.

    That aside. M44gs and technic headshells are my fave setup. The technic headshell has a good weight to it and is easier to calibrate due to the spacing and layout of the mounting screw holes.
    i've owned many m3ds...all of which were phono rcas w/ground cable, ttx...still phono rcas but detachable, pdx...same as ttx... never owned a stanton BUT maybe you were blessed to have "accidentally" bought a pair that had the phono/line conversion done to it haha
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    DO NOT BUY THESE....

    they are belt drive and totally shit
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