The Stanton ST-150 turntable offers durable construction designed to minimize feedback, an industry-leading 4.5 Kgf-cm torque motor, an ultra-stable platter, and S tone arm. Performance features on th... Read More
The Stanton ST-150 turntable offers durable construction designed to minimize feedback, an industry-leading 4.5 Kgf-cm torque motor, an ultra-stable platter, and S tone arm. Performance features on this Stanton turntable include key correction, reverse, up to 50% pitch adjustment, quartz lock accuracy, and S/PDIF digital output—this nice piece of gear gives DJs everything you need without the fluff. Includes slipmat, L-shaped cables, and Stanton 680HP cartridge mounted on headshell.
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I'm a scratch dj and I hear all that BS about how str8 arm is better than s-arm for scratching.If you know how to set it up correctly than the s-arm will be just as good.Trust me the day it arrived after setting it up the first thing I did was scratch on it like crazy just to make sure the table was up for the "punishment" I'm going to be putting on it.And it did!No skip!S-arm is better in looks to me also.Every other feature is awesome.Love the start/stop adjustments.Powerful torque!And it's heavy,sturdy, and looks and feels like it will last a long time!I still love technics but these things have won me over!
The Stanton 150 with the "S" shaped arm is a very well made turntable. When the right setting via a grounding switch is in place, the unit is super quiet. The variable start and break settings are nice and useful. The tone arm, maybe not the best ever made, at least it does not seem to add any coloration to the audio on the disc. My dissatisfactions are with the following. No cover. I'll make one out of plexiglass to solve that issue. The second issue is documentation. Really Stanton, more explanation about especially the Height Adjustment feature with an illustration if not in the supplied papers, at least on line would be helpful. Third issue. The pad the LP sits on is a mystery to me. Without a cover, when the unit is not in use, it collects dust. Even after using a static gun, Dust Off and then cleaning the LP before each play, vinyl attracts dust like ants are to sugar. Dust is deposited on the mat. I'm back to using the rubber mat that I used for 32 years on my Tecnics SP 15. Forth issue. The most important. Anti-skating. When the stylus meets the vinyl, on a high end turntable, the arm should be able to track the groove dead center without exerting any lateral force towards the inner or outer groove walls. When force is exerted, distorting occurs and stylus wear is increased. On the ST 150 with the "S" shaped arm, the center tracking works best in the center of the record. Lateral force is exerted towards the inside wall on the outside area of the disc and the outside wall near the end of the disc. How do I know this you ask? I used a blank reference disc I've had for 45 years. The disc has a smooth surface. I did disc cutting in the mid 1960's. The anti-skating feature should work across the entire surface. In other words, when the stylus touches the surface of the blank disc anywhere on the disc, it should remain steady, not wanting to move left or right. On the Stanton, it doesn't. Since this turntable is designed for DJ use, some of what I said is unimportant. For the audiophile, it is. Unless you want to spend more money and not get anything more for what you spend, audio quality, and in spite of the flaws, it is a good turntable. I'm not unhappy to have it, Stanton could have done better for a few bucks more. One other question Stanton. Why for a couple of bucks more, did you not include your EEE cartridge instead of the one you did? I have some older EEE cartridges and they sound better than the one that came with the turntable. I would think you would want to show off the best you've got.
I heard really great thing about this turntable it sucks that they are back ordered. its been almost three weeks sense i bought then an i still have not received them. i cant wait until then, when they arrive an i break them in i write a better review until then you should get your self some. there up there with the technics.1200
I purchased this unit to add to a computer so I could transfer records to CD. First thing I will say is that the unit is build very well. It is solid and it looks like it will last many years if used properly. The player has excellent playback quality (much better sounding than my other record players). The digital output is clear and the line output is also very usable. I don't use the unit for scratching so I can not comment on that area of use, but if you want a solid record player with a high sound quality this is an excellent choice!
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