Numark releases a high end Direct Drive Turntable to go up against Pioneer

With the loss of the much loved Technics SL 1200, a void had to be filled and Numark has stepped up to the plate with a high spec turntable that will give Pioneer a run for its money.

To fulfill this need, Numark is introducing their TT250USB. The TT250USB is a professional direct-drive turntable perfectly suited to heavy-duty DJ and music playback duties. It sets a new standard for an unprecedented combination of professional, no-compromise performance, operational versatility and value pricing. Its quartz-controlled motor delivers virtually perfect speed accuracy when playing back records, and its high-torque motor and heavy cast aluminium platter provide the ideal amount of resistance and feel for scratching effects.

An S-shaped tonearm with anti-skating control and damped cuing ensures precise tracking of the record’s grooves with minimal error, so the sound is always clean and clear. A rugged, high quality magnetic cartridge comes pre-mounted and perfectly aligned in the headshell, so the unit is ready for action, right out of the box. The days of users having to fumble with tiny cartridge mounting screws and alignment gauges are gone forever.

Convenience and versatility are the order of the day: the TT250USB converts analog records to digital files via the USB connection to the computer (USB cable and software download card included). Other thoughtful touches include adjustable height support feet, a 1/8-inch input for remote start when using a mixer that can provide remote start capability and a target light that illuminates the record under dim lighting conditions.

TT250USB features:
• Quartz-controlled direct-drive motor for virtually perfect speed accuracy
• Die-cast aluminium platter for rock-solid stability (.09% wow & flutter)
• S-shaped tonearm ensures precise tracking of record grooves
• Includes pre-mounted high-quality magnetic cartridge
• Pitch Fader and Pitch-Bend controls customise the pitch for a perfect effect
• Pitch adjustment range ±10%
• Damped cuing raises and lowers tonearm
• 45 and 33 1/3 RPM speeds and selectable 115/230V operation
• Converts records to digital files with USB cable connection to computer
• 1/8-inch input for remote start with compatible mixers
• Attached stereo line-out RCA cable

“This is the ideal turntable for demanding turntablists,” said Karl Detkin, Marketing Manager for Numark. He added, “Here is a classic turntable that will stand up to heavy-duty DJ use night after night and it also has all the modern conveniences and operational flexibility that make it incredibly satisfying and easy to use. Plus, of course, it sounds absolutely great.”

The TT250USB will ship with an MSRP of £199.99.


Damion Pell
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