Super-high-torque, direct-drive motor with adjustable start and brake speeds; key correction alters platter speed without changing pitch
Coaxial digital-audio output plugs directly into a CD recorder, audio/video surround receiver, or a PC or Macintosh sound card
Selectable phono- or line-level output grants use with amplifiers and preamps lacking phono inputs
Plays at 33, 45, and 78 rpm, offers +/-8, +/-25, and +/-50 percent pitch adjust; includes Stanton 680HP cartridge and headshell
Measures 7.7 x 5.8 x 13.9 inches (W x H x D)
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The Stanton STR8150 super high torque turntable has an ultra stable platter and tone arm for amazing control.Featuring the world's strongest torque motor at 4.5 Kgf-cm, the STR8150 starts and stops on a dime and is virtually skip proof. Professional DJs appreciate the heavy duty steel construction and features such as key correction, reverse, up to 50 percent pitch adjustment and S/PDIF digital outputs.
1 Year Limited Warranty
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Stanton is promoting this turntable to the mixing/scratching set. However, if you're an old coot like me who just wants a good quality turntable that will play your LP's, 45's and 78's, this is the one to get. The STR8-150 is solidly built; the entire thing weighs about 36 pounds. The platter is a little lighter than some other turntables I've seen, but there's just no rumble at all. There are both analogue and digital outputs that allow you to hook up the turntable to practically any stereo, home theater system or computer (no special phono-level inputs required). A bonus feature of this turntable is the variable speed control that allows you to actually play records as low as 16 rpm (used for some special use records) or up to 90 rpm (used on many early acoustic "78's"). A good quality Stanton cartridge comes with the turntable and a 78 stylus is available for it. The only thing missing is a dust cover or an option to buy one as an accessory.
I had been studing this turntable for almost two years testing it against other tables in it's class and using it side by side with the Technics 1200. It has proven itself to me a very powerful piece of equipment. The torque instantly improved my skills as a turntablist. The stabilty amazed me, as I'm been scratching for about a combined 10 hours and it hasn't skipped yet. The 680Hp cartridges are excellent at holding their groove and the sound quality is also beautiful. The only two things that I found as a downside were the weight (36 pounds) and the Hyper White LED light is plug in and not pop-up. Being a mobile Dj it is a good thing to have a lot of weight when you are playing but bad when you are moving.
...that underhung + straight tonearm will ruin your records if you replace the stock (conical) stylus with an elliptical one (which gives better, more detailed sound). It's true that this kind of tonearm is virtually unskippable (which is its biggest advantage), but it doesn't follow the correct geometry needed to play a record the proper way. If you are a DJ that wants a great turntable for scratching and don't care that much for your records' health, this is a terrific option in the absence of the great Technics SL-1200. But if you care about your records, DON'T BUY THIS TURNTABLE unless a conical/spherical stylus is OK for you. Elliptical styli deliver way better sonic results, but again, this tonearm will destroy your records with an elliptical stylus. If you want a Stanton turntable for home listening, the absolute best option is the ST.150, which is exactly the same STR8.150 but with an S-shaped tonearm that allows you to put any cartridge/stylus you want.
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