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Wednesday, September 03, 2003

 

>>_NOW HEAR THIS

In my CD player: Selway, Edge of Now (CD, 2001, Ultra Records)
The single "Edge of Now" by John Selway and Christian Smith is currently blowing my world to smithereens. The eleven other tracks are all, yes all, gems as well.

>>_SPEAKING OF DECKS

In my previous post I described Technics 1200 turntables as the standard and a must-buy, despite their additional cost. Although this remains true, one IHA reader pointed out the popularity of the Vestax PDX2000. This turntable is, in fact, the only thing even close to a competitor to the Technics table. I personally don't enjoy it, but it definitely has it's fans! Also, in the honorable mention category, is the Denon DP-DJ151 which I have not played on but gets mad points for being the first direct drive digital table (change the record speed, but keep the pitch key!), and smart features such as 3 speed brake effect (normal, medium, slow), detachable RCA and power cords, and a broad adjustable pitch +/- 12%, all at a reasonable price.

Technics 1200
Vestax PDX2000
Denon DP-DJ151
(I'm not endorsing the above sites for shopping or otherwise, they just have good basic info)

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