Numark has released its new, high-torque direct-drive turntable, the NTX1000. It is modelled on Technics’ classic SL1200 design, and packs a strong motor that gets the platter to full speed in less than 0.7 seconds (same as SL1200 MK2). It comes with a cartridge-mounted headshell and has a USB output, perfect for connecting to a computer to convert your records to your digital format of choice.
This looks to be a solid way for you to get the pro features of a more expensive turntable in a more cost-effective package, and it’s sure to spark the interest of both those just starting out DJing and those who fancy an upgrade on their current set-up. The NTX1000 has been priced to directly compete with the likes of the Pioneer DJ PLX-500 and we look forward to putting it through its paces soon.
Meanwhile, check out the promo video below…
• The NTX1000 is available now for US$399. Find out more on the Numark website.
Do you like the look of the Numark NTX1000? How do you think it will fare against similar turntables in its price bracket? Should Pioneer DJ be worried? Let us know in the comments below…