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Numark Turntables
The Best Portable USB Turntables for DJs Music Mixing

Numark-turntablesNumark turntables were designed and manufactured with a performing DJ in mind. For more than 30 years the company has been a forerunner in engineering the best tools for DJs.

Numark changed the "landscape” in and of DJ-ing. It has produced the first 100% digital scratch mixer (10 “) and CD player that is able to deliver simultaneous multiple effects. Its turntable motor has a torque that exceeds all other brands.

So far, it is the only brand that has professional digital tools that incorporates the capabilities of an iPod« for use by DJs. The company is an innovator in producing Numark USB turntables.

Numark TTUSB Turntable

Numark TTUSB video demonstration

The Numark TTUSB is a USB compatible turntable that can convert vinyl records to MP3s using a PC. You can listen to old vinyl records in using your iPod! The equipment is a simple plug and play turntable with software for removing pops and clicks from a vinyl record. It basically “cleans” a vinyl record for a clearer and brighter sound.

This model has an adjustable anti-shake control for stereo balancing. It can play 33 1/3, 45 rmp vinyls and 78 rmp vinyls through software. It has an adjustable pitch control at +/- 10% and EZ converter software for ripping vinyls directly to iTunes.

It has an average consumer rating of 7.5/10 from 17 sites. Most users find the plastic base and the manual tonearm off-putting. The Numark TTUSB turntable with USB is recommended for entry level users. The price is very affordable at $84.

Numark TTXUSB Turntables

Pete Marriott on the Numark TTX USB demo

The Numark TTX turntable was designed and manufactured exclusively for DJ. It has a silicon rubber base for sound and vibration absorption and feedback dampening. It has an interchangeable S and straight tonearm for ease in DJ gigs.

The torque's strength is variable at 2.5kg•cm, 3.7 kg•cm, 4.7 kg•cm direct-drive motor according to the user's needs. This unit can play 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpms and the capacity to convert vinyl records to digital files. Direct recording using a USB is possible. Pitch range is wide at +/- 8, 10, 20 and 50%.

Expert reviews find this model is an almost perfect model. The glitches in the earlier model have been corrected - overheating of the unit. However, the platter has the tendency not to stop on spot when you hit the stop button. It has a 9/10 rating from experts and 3.8/5 rating from consumers. The price is from $330 and up.

Numark TT1650 Direct Drive Turntable

Numark-turntablesThe Numark TT1650 is a great direct-drive turntable for those who like to spin and/or listen to vinyl records. It is a portable-enough turntables for gigging and is quite durable to be set up as a high fidelity sound system.

This Numark turntable is quite precise in its start/stop switch. It has a standard size (7 1/2" x 5 1/4" x H: 51 1/4") to fit a DJ's cockpit making it more ideal as a gigging turntable. The swivel-style tonearm is durable and fitted with a replaceable stylus.

The cartridge that comes with the turntable produces a quality sound but should be dust-free to avoid skips when playing. Its anti-shake adjustments and feedback-resistant silicon base is desirable especially when playing in a DJ booth or table.

This Numark turntable model is bump-resistant! The platter is capable to play 12” records with speeds of 33 1/3 and 45 rpm. This unit has an average consumer rating of 4.5/5. Pegged at $270, is a good value for the money.

Numark TT200 Turntable

Numark TT200 turntable is a lower-end version of the famed TTX line of turntables. It features a direct-drive torque motor with a capacity of 1.7kg/cm. The aesthetics and construction of the unit closely resemble the TTX too with its silicon-vibration-absorbing bottom and steel top.

The TT200 is heavy, stable and durable. It can accommodate straight and S-shaped tonearms with a +/- 10% pitch control and therefore is an affordable unit for DJs. It can play at three speeds (33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm), has a detachable RCA and power cords and a reverse button for gigging. The TT200 has a consumer rating of 4.5/5 from more than 100 users. The price is from $190.

Numark PT-01 video review

Numark PT01 Portable DJ Turntable

The Numark PT01 is an entry-level compact turntable. Its belt-driven motor has three speeds and can run on an AC adapter or 6 D-size batteries. It is fitted with an automatic start/stop tonearm and is equipped to a +/- 10% pitch control.

The PT01 has a built-in speaker and phono preamp with inputs for both ╝ and 1/8 inch headphones. Pegged at $85, this unit is very affordable. Consumer rating is 3.9/5.

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