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23 September 2005

Numark PT01 portable DJ turntable

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Numark’s PT01 is a DJ turntable with the usual features including pitch control. It also has some unusual features — it’s battery powered, and small enough to fit in a record crate. And it only weighs 2kg, or 4 pounds 8 ounces as some would have it. It also has a little built-in amp and speaker for that “all-in-one” vibe. Even if you’re not planning to take your scratching skillz on the road, you still need a turntable. A lot of great music is only available on vinyl, and you’ve got to get it onto your laptop somehow.

Possibly the most amusing thing about the PT01 is that, apart from 33 and 45, it also plays 78 RPM records. First, not too many DJs spin 78s at their all-night underground raves; second, many 78s are bigger than 12 inches — too big to fit on this turntable, in fact. Still, aside from this it looks very nice. I do have a turntable somewhere, but maybe it’s time for a new one.

Numark say: This full-featured portable turntable features battery and AC power, built-in speaker, and multiple RPM speeds with pitch control. An efficient belt-drive motor operates at 33, 45, and 78 RPM and there is ±10% pitch control, as well as tone and volume controls. A built-in phono preamp and speaker allow convenient monitoring. There are also RCA line level outputs as well as 1/4″ and 1/8″ headphone outputs. The PT01 plays all standard record sizes up to 12 inches. A built-in cartridge with removable stylus is included, along with a slipmat and 45 RPM adapter. Key features:

  1. Portable — Fits in 12″ record case; Integrated carrying handle
  2. Multiple speeds — 33, 45, and 78 RPM; ±10% pitch control
  3. Versatile monitoring — Phono preamp and speaker built in; RCA line level outputs; 1/4″ and 1/8″ headphone outputs
  4. Flexible powering — Takes 4 “D”-type batteries (not included); AC power supply included
  5. Supports multiple record formats — Plays all standard record sizes up to 12 inches; 45 RPM adapter included;
  6. Dimensions and Weight 12″ H X 12″ W X 3.875” D, 4.5 lbs

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