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    I need a little advice on a topic that I think I know the answer to. I don't know if I should sell my Technics to invest in other equipment or hold on to them.

    I have owned Technics for 15 years now. I moved to DVS when it became available and still have a good collection of Vinyl. I have also added a X1, F1 and Z2 to my total line. I bought a Maschine MK2 a year or so ago that I dabble with. I'm mainly a bedroom Producer/DJ or hobbyist.

    All of my equipment is hooked to the desktop in the basement and it can be challenging to find time to be down there with 2 kids and a wife. Obviously the kids need my full attention but my wife mainly wants me hang out with her and be available if she needs me.

    I'm debating selling the Technics to invest in a new Macbook. I would like to invest more time with Maschine and think it will be easier if I am not restricted to only being able to use it in the basement. I'm just having a hard time listing them for sale. I don't know why though as I barely use them.

    Should I keep them or move on?

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    Keep them, you'll regret selling them later on. I'm sure you'll eventually make time for it and since you have a nice vinyl collection you aren't really tied to tech so you can always pick it right back up.

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    I hear ya on the "hang out with her" side of things!

    My Mrs. hated it when my gear was in a serarate room. Currently, we're in an open plan living area with my decks & production set-up behind the licing area. so she get's to watch TV with me in earshot. It kinda works...

    I think, if you don't know that you DEFINITELY want to keep them, then it might be a good idea to sell up so that you can "hang out" more with the Mrs...
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    Every single person I know who sold their Technics has regretted it.
    Every. Single. One.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dystinct View Post
    All of my equipment is hooked to the desktop in the basement and it can be challenging to find time to be down there with 2 kids and a wife. Obviously the kids need my full attention but my wife mainly wants me hang out with her and be available if she needs me.
    She needs time to herself to do what she likes, and so do you. Arrange for you to look after the kids for an afternoon or evening so she can go do something with her friends, or even just relax in the bath that you festooned with rose petals just for her. The law of reciprocal benevolence will see that free time returned to you.

    Speaking from experience, a life where your spare (ie: not at work) time consists of only your wife and kids only works for someone who literally has no other interests. Note I said interests and not priorities.
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    Here's my question for you.

    Even if you get a new Mac Book with the money so your DJ gear is more portable - even if you're in the same room with her, but you're concentrating on banging out a mix, does that satisfy her desire for you to be available for her? (I'm reading between the lines in that she would rather have you concentrating on spending time with her, not necessarily in the same room as her )

    I'd keep them, but I love my decks.
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    I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. Being around the wife isn't the main issue, its a smaller part of the problem. The biggest problem is that I'm limited to the basement whether I want to mix or produce. My set up lacks the ability to be mobile when its hooked to a desktop.

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    I say sell the Technics. You can always buy them or another kind of turntable later on. Part of the fun is shopping for equipment anyway, am I right?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dystinct View Post
    I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. Being around the wife isn't the main issue, its a smaller part of the problem. The biggest problem is that I'm limited to the basement whether I want to mix or produce. My set up lacks the ability to be mobile when its hooked to a desktop.
    I see this as a bonus (as a father and husband).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schalenberg View Post
    I say sell the Technics. You can always buy them or another kind of turntable later on. Part of the fun is shopping for equipment anyway, am I right?!
    Regardless of what people think about the quality of Technics 12XX, they're an icon, no more will ever be made, and they'll only become more costly to buy. Selling would be a mistake. Boxing them up for a rainy day and waiting a bit longer to buy a laptop would make more sense. You can still DJ on just the Z2/X1/F1.
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    bye a 3rd Technics .. ^^
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