It’s all about the platter inertia when it comes to why turntables provide the best feeling DJ experience. That’s it, that’s all. The “wheels of steel” simply feel better, and inertia is the singular reason why. In this example, we use the legendary Technics SL-1200 MKII turntable to illustrate the power of inertia when it comes to aiding in the subtleties of aggressive DJ performance.
When combined with a modern DVS setup on a fast computer, the experience is actually better than with traditional vinyl. In addition, when one goes one step further with the recently-introduced RANE TWELVE MKII, the issues with the turntable’s tonearm are completely eliminated. These are very exciting times on the DJ technology front. This is definitely one bright spot in the face of the tragic pandemic.