With the changes that have been made over the last 4-5 years, the TTX has matured into a product that is hard to fault. I can’t think of one reason why the TTX shouldn’t be the deck of choice seen in every bedroom, bar or superclub on the planet… except the Technics 1200. Seems durability is a huge factor in buying turntables, especially for those that are constantly thrown into the back of a van and played out every weekend. And with the early reputation sticking harder than superglue, the TTX will always be in at least second place in the turntable superleague – no matter what Numark do to it.
Reviewing gear is a tough task. We get to spend a brief moment in time with equipment that is destined to stay with people for years. We can report on nearly everything except the longevity of said lump of gear. In this instance however, I’ve been able to personally track the evolution and long term running of the TTX. And this evolution has seen Numark fix the mistakes made with the motor and go on to add variable torque and a USB out port. The pure volume of features can be overwhelming to many, but mark my words – no turntable offers the features that the TTX does. And it still comes in at £25-125 cheaper than it’s rivals.
As the tank of turntables, this is really hard to knock in any way. But the hopefully fixed long standing motor problem does knock my confidence just a tad.
There’s no difference between S and straight arm, and the extremely heavy body doesn’t make a world of difference either compared to other decks I’ve tried. But it does sound great.
Features and Implementation
Comparing the TTX to other decks on the market, it has the fullest feature set on the market. It’s not quite perfect though as the S-arm performance isn’t as good as I’d hoped and access to cables is on the underside.
Value for Money
The Numark TTX comes feature-laden at a high quality plus having a very wallet friendly price tag for a pro level deck.
Pros: Build quality – ins and outs – digital display
Cons: S arm performance – possible motor issue doubt – cable access.
Now that the old motor based problems are long time fixed, the TTX is as near perfection as a turntable can get.