Technics has long set the standard in high performance DJ turntables. With the introduction of their first “digital turntable” they are ready to redefine all you know about mixing. The SL-DZ1200 Direct Drive Digital Turntable is a table top CD/MP3 player offering many of the advantages of Technics’ world renowned decks combined with all the flexibility and ease of the digital world. Destined to be another Technics “legend,” the SL-DZ1200 brings uncompromising reliability, pristine sound quality and performance versatility to the digital DJ.
By utilizing the same direct drive motor made famous by the SL-1200, the SL-DZ1200 offers high rotational precision and superior torque for incredible platter control. The controls (play, pause, cue, pitch control, etc.) and the strobe illumination will be familiar to any DJ who honed his skills on an SL-1200 turntable. Rugged aluminum diecast upper cabinet construction and large double spring insulator feet combine with a CD mechanism developed for the rigors of in-car use, to deliver outstanding vibration resistance that also reflects the Technics tradition of reliability.
The large 8" platter, easily readable LCD display and familiar layout are just the beginning of what this machine has to offer. DJs can play a number of music formats, including CD-DA, AAC and MP3. In addition, there is a slot for an SD Memory Card, allowing data to be stored digitally and removed and reused. It will offer high speed data access, large storage capacity and of course portability. These tiny cards can store your favorite tracks for instant playback, mixing and scratching. You’ll dig the seamless instant cueing. Use the four cue pads and memory for 10 cue points per an individual digital media (CD or SD Memory Card). There’s a traditional platter-edge strobe with a digital readout (BPM, play position, etc.), variable range ( 8 to 50) and a reset button, plus pitch lock and "reverse-forward" mode.
The SL-DZ1200 turntable has a vinyl sound simulator, sample pads, dynamic effects, platter “Free Wheel” (a feature not available on jog wheel type CD players), adjustable braking rate and a selectable display angle to permit use of the deck in an upright hip-hop style. You can even customize your start-up speeds. A quick start-up time makes it possible to achieve extremely tight cueing. The unit also features a distinctive slip surface on the platter that allows for exceptional tactile control.
Direct drive digital turntable with the Technics legacy.
Reads multiple formats: CD, MP3, CDR, AAC, SD audio.
Scratch and mix from SD media
Vinyl simulation effects.
Realtime recording - scratch up a storm and use it as a sample.
“Free Wheel” button for analog like control.
Dynamic effects to spice up your sound.
Sample pads let you instantly add cool original samples to any mix.
Manual cue point - you can set the start of the sample to a user specifiable point on the platter.
Pitch Lock .
Custom brake speeds.
Tempo & Range Control .
±8/16/33/50 pitch range.
Panel and sample save to SD.
Size: 12-39/64" x 4-3/8" x 13". Wt. 12.8 lbs.