The Reloop DJ Brand continues the vinyl-turntable based announcements at the BPM 2013 show with the new Reloop-Ortofon DJ cartridge venture. Reloop will work with the legendary Ortofon Phono Cartridge company to produce a new line of DJ cartridges for vinyl turntable users. These new Reloop branded Ortofon Concorde Cartridges come in Black (entry-level), Green (digital timecode vinyl), and Blue (all around performers), with two OM variations also available to accommodate all users.
This year at Musikmesse 2013, Stanton has announced that their long standing flagship turntables (the ST-150 and STR8-150) will get new cartridges included in the box for all future production runs. So if someone purchases a Stanton ST-150 (S-tonearm) turntable, they will get a TrackMaster V.3 uni-body cartridge and the buyers of the Stanton STR8-150 (Straight-tonearm) turntable will get the SM V.3 headshell mountable cartridge. Check out the full press release, our turntable review, and a few words on the upgrade after the jump.
UDG makes some great hardcases for DJ equipment and for NAMM 2012, they just announced that they will have four new UDG Hardcases on hand for DJ’s to see first hand. UDG now has Hardcases for the NI Maschine Mikro, Pioneer RMX-1000, Novation Launchpad, and a Cartridge case that holds up to four DJ cartridges (including Shure, Ortofon, and Stanton). These Hardcases are perfect for DJ’s who need a little more added protection when their gear is on the go. Check out the press release and more information inside.
The DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde DJ Cartridge is made specifically for scratch and hip-hop style DJ’s who want a needle to stay in the groove under extreme scratching and back-cueing situations. These were co-designed by the legendary turntablist DJ Q-bert to provide great handling, high output, and low record wear. The one-piece Concord design makes installation a breeze and allows DJ’s to easily see the area of the record that the needle will sit in the groove. Check out my unboxing and mini-review video inside.
Check out the full rundown review video of the Stanton Groovemaster.V3 MP4 high-end club integrated headshell cartridges. We completed a written review a while back on these, but wanted to provide everyone with a bit more detail and a nice video to go along with it. Big Shout-outs to Stanton for sending a new set of Matched Pair needles for the testing. The Groovemaster needles are perfect for high-quality audio playback and mixing style DJ’s. Watch the video review inside to see if the Groovemasters are right for you.
Watch the official DJbooth.net Video Coverage of the Stanton/KRK/Cerwin Vega DJ Booth at the 2011 Atlantic City DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal. On-hand were the entire line of Stanton DJ Products like the SCS.4DJ, SCS.1 System, the SCS.3 system, the new CMP.800 media player, the M.203 and M.207 Mixers, and the Scratch DJ Academy MIX! Software. Also present were the Entire KRK monitoring lineup and the Cerwin Vega loudspeaker line as well. DJ B-side was ripping it up on the SCS.4DJ while also having the time to go over a few pointers for my upcoming video review.
Great performance at an even better price. The 520 SK Craze is a headshell mounted cartridge great for skatch DJs. Endorsed by World Skratch Champion DJ Craze, the Stanton 520 SK also sports a chrome body which reduces background hum.
The king of scratch cartridges. The Shure M44-7 ‘s high price tag is worth it for its great performance. If set up porperly and broken in, these cartridges almost never skip. The Shure M44-7 also boasts a low tracking force, which translates into minimum record wear. Higly recommended for skratch DJs.
Ideal for daily playback, the Discmaster.V3 is a great all around cartridge for any application, and best of all, it won’t leave a hole in your pocket.