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Technics SL-DZ1200

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DJAlchemy

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Once they perfect this technology I hope to god they just go straight to DVD, because CD quality is that of a dinosaur.

Peace. D
 

SelfExel

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Pionner has a DVD player out already. Same principles. Pionner has the CD on lockdown, from what I hear.
 
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coleridge

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Originally posted by SelfExel
Pionner has a DVD player out already. Same principles. Pionner has the CD on lockdown, from what I hear.

Yeah but it doesn't play any sort of DVD audio.
 

adorablehomeboy

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"Vibration resistance due to aluminum die cast upper cabinet with double spring insulator feet and a tough CD mechanism.

exsqueeze me for being a materials engineering nerd but isn't it the bottom rubber that absorbs the vibration?

When designing parts aluminum is known to vibrate like a mofo compared to steel...and that's steel not rubber
 

AshG

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Originally posted by adorablehomeboy
"Vibration resistance due to aluminum die cast upper cabinet with double spring insulator feet and a tough CD mechanism.

exsqueeze me for being a materials engineering nerd but isn't it the bottom rubber that absorbs the vibration?

When designing parts aluminum is known to vibrate like a mofo compared to steel...and that's steel not rubber

i think they're referring to the fact that the casing is not an assembly but rather one whole component, whose vibration is controlled better for this fact, and also for the fact that the double springs damp out the (almost certainly) rubber feet.
 

SENSEi

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So this topic seems to have been put to rest a while ago.
Any new opinions in the past year on the Technic CD players?

Has Pioneer officially won the digital turntable race?
 

Michael Drury

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Wow - I tell ya, I remeber the first time I saw Technics 1200 turntables a million years ago and never did i think that I would see a replica version of them for a new digital type of format called CD in my day.

Not sure if I'm sad or excited.

Cheers,
Michael "the analogue whore" Drury
 
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marcinm

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i think it's cool how the platter spins, but i've only tried the pioneer 1000's and 800's for cd players.. and those are WAY better than ghetto ass Numark Dual CD decks that well, are not fun to mix on :|

but yeah, Technics should just skip CD's and go to DVD's :)
 

SENSEi

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Does no one have anything good to say about the Techs?!
Has their reign as the king of the club truly ended?
 

Wiseman

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apparently Dave Clarke swears by them.

Mostly I've heard negative reviews regarding these.

Pioneer owns this market and probably will for quite a while.
 

rulz

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Originally posted by Wiseman
apparently Dave Clarke swears by them.

Mostly I've heard negative reviews regarding these.

Pioneer owns this market and probably will for quite a while.

more than half of those negative reviews come from scratch artists

i heard they are quite good for mixing though
 

AshG

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can't say i really like them.
they're "ok" for the mixing bit, and its cool that the features are so very similar to the vinyl equivalent, as its very intuitive.

but the display is ass, utter ass.
its very hard to read much of anything off that, and the buttons are small and crowded together, making them difficult to use and ever more so to read. if you don't know the machine well, you'll spend considerable time reading the dials and display.

but as i'm sure we're all aware, no one but no one can cast judgement on this unless their name starts with "Darth" and ends with "Stylus".
 
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physix

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Originally posted by SENSEi
Does no one have anything good to say about the Techs?!
Has their reign as the king of the club truly ended?


well, they're too expensive


and pioneer and denon seem to have no
problems playing the numbers game,
making their shit sharper with better
increments and better features


i mean, the denon dn-s3500 has the little
spindle knobby thing on its platter like
turntables that you can twist to push
up the track, just like vinyl... and it's what?
almost $400 less than these?


and pioneer's beat looping is almost
as good as the Cycloops'-Grabber technology.

and, me not being a scratch dj, the only thing
Technics CD players have to offer me is a name...
and that simply ain't worth the extra $3-400.
 

SENSEi

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Originally posted by rulz
more than half of those negative reviews come from scratch artists

i heard they are quite good for mixing though

I want to get a digital turntable for mixing and scratching.
Are you suggesting that the turntablists are favouring the Pioneers?

Too bad, that Techs looked so promising.
 

Wiseman

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Z-Trip scratches on a Pioneer. And he moves back and forth from vinyl to cds constantly during his sets.

If you can get over the fact the platter isn't moving you will realize that you are making the same movements as on vinyl to scratch on a pioneer.
 

djtk

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i had a chance to review these Technics digital decks over the summer...they totally rock out! :D

the onboard sampling and FX tools are tops. really interesting stuff. if you are at all inclined to do mash-ups live t, then definitely check this out. great for looping on the fly (built in drive, lets you save a number of samples on the unit) .i also liked the TT emulation for spinbacks and other turntable tricks--but found i still preferred the digital cueing features, as I do on most digital decks.

love 'em.
 
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SENSEi

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Originally posted by djtk
i had a chance to review these Technics digital decks over the summer...they totally rock out! :D

the onboard sampling and FX tools are tops. really interesting stuff. if you are at all inclined to do mash-ups live t, then definitely check this out. great for looping on the fly (built in drive, lets you save a number of samples on the unit) .i also liked the TT emulation for spinbacks and other turntable tricks--but found i still preferred the digital cueing features, as I do on most digital decks.

love 'em.

Do you do any scratching?

I'm wondering what they feel like. I know it has the same motor but I"m really curious what it feels like.
 

djtk

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the platter feels remarkably similar to that of a conventional turntable. but it is still constructed differently, and you can feel that difference. i would think it would just be a matter of practice to feel 100% comfortable on it (as with anything).

although, i am not a turntablist, i do employ some tricks in my sets, and i found that this digital deck allowed me to incorporate them easily.
 

djdeposit

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Originally posted by djtk
here is a link to a promo vid on the panasonic/technics site featuring louie vega and J. Rocc demonstrating the deck:
http://syndicate.tentoe.com/panason...N_MP/MPPlayer/__MPPlayer.html?r=1128523653710
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