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    Numark has a new portable record deck. Plain but pretty tasty, and at current exchange rates... 99 bucks sounds good!
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    $99 does sound good, but I wonder how long the player will last... After all, it is Numark.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by [b
      Quote[/b] (Nick Cope @ April 15 2004,10:03)]$99 does sound good, but I wonder how long the player will last... After all, it is Numark.


      Still, for the money it does look good. Anybody seen one 'in the flesh' as it were ? Given the battering that I'd give this sort of unit, the build quality would need to be up there with the virtually indestructable 'Fisher Price' decks.
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      • #4
        someone's thought about that though. it fits into your crates or record bag since it's 12" sqaure, and a DC adapter is useful.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (theeman @ April 15 2004,10:27)]someone's thought about that though. it fits into your crates or record bag since it's 12" sqaure, and a DC adapter is useful.
          It's not actually the size that is the problem, or really the casing so much. The killer on other decks of mine has been vibrations from transit shaking the thing to pieces internally.

          Now, I realise looking at it isn't going to give you much insight on how it is put together internally, but I'm sure the external build quality is indicative of what's going on inside.

          My FPs have all taken trips to the floor from shelves without any damage to the guts, whereas my Soundburger (ok, Verit Sky Studio) managed to sustain a fair amout of damage just coming through the post (internal connections coming off the PCB).

          Looks a nice thing though, like to see it side by side with the Handytrax.
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          • #6
            considering the old GP3 looks a bit flimsy, it's solid as a rock and built like a tank. sound quality's hardly all that but mine's taken a load of heavy knocks and has never had a problem.

            everyone who's got a soundburger seems to treat it with extreme caution! lovely machine but flimsy as hell.
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            • #7
              Looks v.nice - I cross-posted at the Ninja Forum, and someone rang Numark UK - apparently they don't know when they'll be getting them, or how much they'll be when they do
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              • #8
                Looks nice? It's the ugliest portable I've ever seen! Numark's a weird company - I often wonder just who they're trying to cater for specifically with their products, always doing silly things with their features. Their product is usually cheap but usually crap too and they skip big corners on build...

                I'd wait a few months for user reports - $99 is still $99, and don't count on the UK price being fair in comparison
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                • #9
                  I'm giving myself two handbags for that lat post.


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                  • #10




                    Don't know what this will be like, but just to say I think numark only get a bad rep because they do do a budget range and are so associated with that - their actual high end models are actually very rugged and compare quite well with technics & vestax, imho, but they just can't shake the shoddy image.
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                    • #11
                      Yes, their high-end stuff is fine, such as their pro amps etc, but then so is everyone else's in that range, if not better. But I'd venture a guess that they sell quite a lot in their budget range and if people know them more for that stuff, then so they'll be judged for it as a whole. The plastic casing I see above does not exactly convince that it will last more than a month. I presume there's a lid for it right?

                      I wonder how much of a market is really out there for these things... Is it only Vestax and the one with the mono out (can't remember brand name) that make brand new portables now? I can't really see a market for this that's big enough to justify the outlay on strong build/components for Numark...
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