Though turntables are not at the same caliber as they used to be, as long as vinyl continue to be made, turntables will never go out of style. The newer, digital, tools enable DJs with an ease of use and flexibility.
Though many claims that vinyl gives DJs more creativity, it also requires more attention while mixing tracks. Popular DJs have used vinyl and turntables for many years and have garnered success greatly.
If you’re new to being a DJ, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to get a turntable. There are several turntables that all have different qualities and are meant for different purposes.
Stanton, a well-known turntable producer, has a great range of turntables for any buyer. From a novice to a professional, there’s something for you in the market. In this article, we will go through four of the best Stanton turntables for all your mixing needs.
The four mentioned in this article are
- Stanton Turnable T 62
- Stanton Turnable STR8-150,
- Stanton Turnable ST-150
- and Stanton Turnable T92USB.
2017’s Review of Best Stanton Turntable
This turntable is great for beginners who want a reliable device that isn’t too complicated to use. The Stanton T62 comes with a straight arm that’s better for scratching tunes. It comes with a good quality slip mat that offers better control for the user.
With its two playback speeds and RCA stereo outputs, it’s simpler for the user to learn on. It has a strong motor and a +/- 10% pitch control. The cartridge offers a clear sound with minimal surface noise.
“I’m used to hearing vinyl played on Technics and this turntable has the same, if not better, sound quality.”
“Apart from the manual arm, this turntable works great in terms of everything else it offers”
“This is my first turntable and DJing experience, and so far, I’m loving it.”
Stanton t62 Setup
This turntable is considered a reliable and a great replacement to one of the older, discontinued, models from Stanton.It has a strong torque motor drive of 4.5 kgf.com and is built with a heavy-duty steel construction.
Through its stable platter and tone arm, it’s a great turntable for scratching. The coaxial output lets you plug it straight into a PC/Mac sound card, visual/audio receiver, or a CD-R. An additional advantage is the ‘L’ shaped cables and slip mats that it comes with.
“This is definitely the ultimate turntable. The device is just as heavy as the Tecnic’s and the lights look very futuristic.”
“This turntable came highly recommended to me by a fellow DJ and its great for scratching and mixing.”
“Stanton makes quality turntables for more affordable prices. It does everything that a higher end one could do.”
This is the definition of a heavy duty, good and reliable turntable and is meant for scratching.
It has a top of the line torque motor, a stable platter and tone arm. The digital output allows you to plug it right into a PC/MAC sound card, or a CD-R, and the start/stop switches lets you adjust easily. It has a removable target light, adjustable feet, slip mat and ‘L’ shaped cables.
Customer Reviews on Stanton ST-150 Turntable
“This is a heavy turntable (stanton st 150 weight problem) but that means that it’s made solidly as well. The instructions are terrible but after that, it’s a great turntable.”
“This is a great combination of a CDJ and a turntable.”
“After being a DJ for ten years and always using Technics, I decided to switch. Any problems I had with Technics is no longer an issue with a Stanton turntable.”
Stanton Turntable Problems
- Not quality assurance inspected
- The platter jerks upon power up
- The platter wobbles during playback
- The platter slightly rotates after coming to the full stop
This turntable has a solid build with a torque direct drive motor. It can withstand heavy use and will last you a long time. It also features S/PDIF and USB outputs and the ability to transfer from vinyl to computer.
The dual start and stop switches allow the user to use it for mixing and battle setup. The brushless DC motor allows a longer life span of the turntable.
“This turntable is well made and worth its price. You can upgrade the cartridge with it if you want an even better sound.”
“This works great with my current system. I would purchase another for the road when I travel.”
“Although it doesn’t come with a hardcover, this is a really good mixer. It’s sturdy and easy to adjust.”
There are several options of turntables for all prospective turntable buyers; it all depends on what you’re looking for in a device.
- If you’re looking for a turntable that has a great build and amazing sound, the Stanton T92USB is a great option for you.
- If you’re a beginner and want to learn on a dependable turntable, the Stanton Turnable T62 Straight Arm is the best option.
- If you’re able, and wanting, to purchase an investment piece the Stanton STR8150 High Torque Direct Drive is the way to go.
It is a reliable machine that will last you for many years to come.