So I've taken a step forward and backward, and got myself a pair...
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  1. #1
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    Jan 2011

    Default So I've taken a step forward and backward, and got myself a pair...

    1210 Mk2's!

    To say I'm excited is... Well, a gross understatement.

    They're both working, but they've been in storage for a while without a shred of daylight or usage (around 2 or 3 years). No cartridges on them either, but so far everything is working swimmingly, platters are steady, no drift on the pitch fader.

    I can't see anything wrong with them at all, and I'm planning to get in Shure M44-7's because I plan to use them for actual vinyl, timecode vinyl, scratching and mixing and from what I understand, the Shures are the best all round needle.

    Is there any hidden problem I can check for to see if I need to send them to be serviced? I do know they were serviced roughly a month before being placed into storage and then never saw the light of day since then. Does any aspect of them degrade over time?

    Also, there's a target light out on one. Standard.
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    Tech Guru ImNotDedYet's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
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    Congrats man! One of the best purchases I've made.

    Sounds like they should be good to go, and I use the M44-7's as well, although I planned on getting into scratching and still haven't yet.
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    Jun 2014


    target lights can be replaced with LEDs and the pitch fader stop at 0 and the quartz lock can be disabled on MK2s. It's useful because when that light is on the table is at 0 even though it lights before and after the actual notch.

    Congrats, I will say I like ortofons over the M44-7s.

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    Tech Mentor sicnarf033's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
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    i cant wait to get my hands on a pair. i miss the feeling of wax. started djing with gemini xl-500ii back in the golden days.
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  5. #5


    I've had a pair going 20 years! They never stop....
    Traktor/Ableton /Komplete /MBP OSX el capitan

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