• Fischer

    I Just got a pair of these to replace my Vestax PDX-2000MK2′s and my X1. I debated between these and a pair of CDJ 2000 or CJD 900 NXS for months. It came down to the fact that i have a ton of vinyl records that I love to play at home and will never part with them, that and the major difference in price… These decks are absolutely amazing.. Every thing I could ever ask for in a turntable, and not that it matters but they are gorgeous (pictures don’t due them justice). They work perfect with my set up, I’m running a DJM 850, witch has a Traktor Scratch sound card built in but has no transport control over Tractor. This pairing was meant to be. A Denon DNX 1600 or 1700 or DJM 900 NXS would also work perfect with a pair of these. I find my self using them just like
    I would a CDJ, browsing tracks, looping, Hot cues, yet it has the familiar feel of Technics 1200′s. I cant really describe it, but it just feels and looks so much better having the controls on the deck and not on a extra controller sitting on the side, yet more authentic than a CDJ. I cant wait for more Traktor mappings for these, they seems like a better fit for Traktor users than Serato personally.
    These Decks are seriously underrated, and have so much possibilities! I cant wait to sit down one afternoon and map them exactly to my liking. I don’t regret my decision buying these one bit!

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  • Matt

    I’m not sure I understand the reviewers concern over the power switch… that’s what the Start/Stop button is for? If you want the “slow platter winding down” effect you just hit the stop button and let it roll out. There’s even an on-deck adjustment for the brake speed.

  • http://www.serkankocak.net/ Serkan Kocak

    I know the DJTT platform is mostly crowded by Traktor users but as this turntable is natively mapped with Serato DJ (they actually call it an official accessory) I think it would be interesting to see the RP-8000 in use with SDJ 1.6.3 with all it’s bells and whistles (e.g. slicer mode).

    And for the power knob:
    How is this even possible? This is a very basic feature and I can’t believe they actually released it to the public with such an issue? As this was thought out with Hanpin’s other turntables (like Reloop RP-6000 series) this seems to be something that Reloop decided to go for to reduce costs? Bad mistake!

  • jason

    those buttons won’t last long which means you need to buy another turntable

  • Akiem

    When you set the torque to class – powering of behaves like the 1200s

    • Akiem

      “classic”

  • abstarctribe

    what about scratching with this turntable?

  • winter_dragon

    My mapping for Traktor Scratch :) https://maps.djtechtools.com/mappings/2869

  • chris

    sounds nice for the club.
    just one question: when the Dj’s gonna change .. from digital to vinyl (or other direction) … is there any problem?

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  • BelgianJungleSound

    For the power button, I have Synq turntables and what you can do is quickly turn the turntable off and on, so that the platter slows down to a stop but the preamp stays on. Not sure how healthy this is for the turntable itself, but I’ve had my decks for about 3 years now and still no problem

  • snowbro

    I heard through the grapevine that Panasonic, who bought Tecnics, is thinking about re-releasing the 1200SL. There must be life in the turntable scene after all. For the Dutch speaking readers, check http://www.bax-shop.nl/nieuws-items/technics-sl-1200-terug-van-weggeweest

    • The Mad Beaver

      Technics was a Panasonic brand when it was invented. It wasn’t bought over after by Panasonic, it was always there. Just like Sony and PlayStation (for the sake of the comparison).

      What happened indeed was Technics being bought by Pionner, which means that Pioneer’s future turntable will import much of the technology from the 1200 series. That’s why a Pioneer TT is waiting just behind the corner.

      • snowbro

        Technics Always belonged to Panasonic? I stand corrected. Then the Dutch site gave some wrong info. Is Technics is now owned by Pioneer, then it is doubtfull the Sl1200 will be re-released. Instead they will use the technology in their own Pioneer TT. Or they will release both the Pioneer TT, for people who like to have their cd players, mixers, etc from the same brand, and the Technics for those who want “the legend”. After all, profits all wind up in the same pocket.

        • RBX

          No-one bought Technics, it was discontinued due to declining sales, end of story, just like no company “bought out” the Sega Dreamcast. Panasonic (i.e Technics) had a patent on the type of direct-drive technology inside the 1200 which many manufactures couldn’t match. Those patents run out after 25 years, so the patent was up for grabs in 1997 and that’s where the SuperOEMs stepped in. If you really want to read more about how unlikely the 1200 is going to be re-released, check out this link:

          http://djworx.com/technics-1200-revival-facts-figures-realists-view/#.U4hRrShIU1J

        • Carlos Guerra

          Tha Pioneer turntable is also a Super OEM it’s confirmed, you can see it yourself in the available images as it has the same tonearm as other Super OEM

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  • Jane

    Great to read this today and see the video (I’ve been reading and researching a lot about them especially the past few days). My prob is…. I just am so in love with the white 7000s (and they’re only in black for the 8000s). Really shallow I know, but am torn as to go for these, or try and and get a Korg Nano for my cues and browsing with my Mixvibes Cross.

    Seeing your white Technics makes me want to get the 7000s even more :)

    But yes, cheers for the review and def sounds a great product.

  • kebzer

    Well done on the review, nice and easy read!

    Regarding this TT, my 2 cents:

    1. The absence of a main ON/OFF switch somewhere *outside* of the usual reach area is a disaster waiting to happen. Just think about how many times we have all accidentally switched off a mk2 during playing. Now add to that the USB daisy chain factor, i.e. the probability that it will crash the DVS while rebooting, or it will remain dead unless you reboot the DVS (like my right sided Dicer does when SSL is on).

    2. The SuperOEM part is a bit questionable. Most of those TT suffer from various discrepancies from the standard mk2/PDX performance. Some have too much torq, other suffer from weak tonearms, or even bad leg design which absorbs too much rumble. Indeed, Stanton has come the closest ever, but still even that TT is considered too heavy (more than the mk2!).