the new dj tables are sturdy, but sonically do not compare with the regas,thorens, etc.
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For a real treat, try to listen to one of the old Idler-drive turntables (Lenco, some Garrards, Rek-O-Kuts, Russcos, Thorens, etc.) that have been removed from their original plinths and installed in new high-mass ones (my newest Lenco weighs 70+ pounds). You'll recognize that there have been no real improvements since the 70s, unless your budget is simply stratospheric. Certainly not the current belt drives. Dave
You may live very happily with older top models from Thorens, Sony, Kenwood, Denon, Technics etc. You should be aware that many newer DJ tables come with short straight tonearms specifically made for scratching. These will not allow you to mount your cartridge in the optimal geometry for regular music playback. I have that old workhorse of a Dj-deck, the Technics SL-1200mk2, and I prefer it over the Rega Planar 3 that I had in the past. The heavy platter, heavy plinth idler wheels look interesting if your willing to put in som work yourself. In brief: I would avoid the new Dj tables and explore older tables (which can be bought for a few hundred $ or less). Have fun!