The Vestax PDX-3000 is a professional turntable that gives you absolute control over your vinyl. In addition to the traditional pitch control and ultra pitch, a built-in torque simulator system adjusts the motor's torque power to the DJs preference, allowing you to scratch and also to mix with the PDX-3000 like no other turntable before! It is also... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Vestax PDX-3000 is a professional turntable that gives you absolute control over your vinyl. In addition to the traditional pitch control and ultra pitch, a built-in torque simulator system adjusts the motor's torque power to the DJs preference, allowing you to scratch and also to mix with the PDX-3000 like no other turntable before! It is also among the world's first turntables to have a MIDI connection, which enables external MIDI devices to control the pitch.
Stability is a known virtue of the Vestax PDX turntable series. Vestax's original Anti Skipping Tone Arm System (A.S.T.S) provides sufficient performance for DJs who juggle and scratch. For many DJs familiar to straight-arm DJing, this is a great choice.
The Vestax PDX-3000 Turntable has a torque simulator system that enables DJs to adjust the rotation torque of the motor to their preference. This changes the characteristic of the pitch control, the touch of when slowing down the platter with your finger and when twisting forward with the spindle, especially when mixing. The motor characteristic of which a scratch DJ and a mix DJ ask for is absolutely different. The most distinctive difference is the required servo characteristic of the motor. DJs into scratching and turntablism need to have the motor always at a constant speed rate to keep the rhythm and pitch steady, no matter how hard they spin. On the other hand, DJs who are into the mix need to be able to finely adjust the pitch by touching the platter. And for all DJs, the motor must have a starting torque, which immediately reaches the constant speed rate. Vestax has sampled and digitally simulated these various servo characteristics, and as a worlds first feature, has made it adjustable with one little rotary knob. The torque simulator enables DJs to use the PDX-3000 for any style they wish.
It also has a Break control to adjust the stopping speed of the platter. The pitch control fader is slightly heavier than the previous PDX series for fine adjustment and advanced accuracy. It has a quartz lock button that is turned off when the power is turned on. Vestax's original DC direct drive motor obeys accurately to the electric signals sent to the circuit. The platter is screwed down to the spindle to prevent it from slipping toward the rotation direction. The MIDI input connection combines analog with digital, allowing external MIDI devices to control the rotation speed and sparking DJs with new ideas.
Its adjustable tone arm base is constructed with a rubber cushioning to absorb unneeded vibrations, which come from the body. This rubber cushioning is also applied to protect the body from feedback. Ideally, the tone arm height should be adjusted so that it is horizontal to the vinyl. Although, certain DJs (especially turntablists) will set the arm base to a higher position and add more needle pressure so the needle doesn't skip in any condition. This tone arm base comes with a scale, which helps the DJ to set the arm height to his or her preference at all times.
The PDX-3000's direct drive DC motor has powerful torque and reaches a constant speed rate within 0.5 seconds from pushing the start/stop button. An extremely precise regulator is required to accurately control such a motor, and with the PDX-3000 it is digitally (32-bit CPU) controlled with a digital servo. This servo keeps the motor rotating no matter how heavily the pitch is changed, reverse button is pushed or the platter is pulled back. The platter completely obeys the motors movement by having it screwed down to the spindle of the motor.
The ultra strong foamed ABS plastic that constructs the body is advanced in durability, strong against feed back and is highly resistant to impact. It also has insulated feet called the insulators that are filled with rubber for absorbing shock, and have airspace inside for better feedback absorbent.
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