Reloop RP-7000 GLD 20 year turntable (1)

Reloop is celebrating at Musikmesse this year. Well they always celebrate in the most messy way on the stand, but at least this year is for something meaningful. For Reloop is 20 this year, and is celebrating with shiny gold gear, they first of which is a limited run of the RP-7000 turntable. The RP-7000 GLD is gold where it matters, thankfully stopping short of the whole chassis.

The full press release, which you can skip past to get a new line summation, but I post it as ever for completeness.

RELOOP RP-7000 GLD

THE FUTURE CLASSIC IN A LIMITED GOLDEN EDITION.

Muenster,  April 2016

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate, that in the short span of two decades, RELOOP has become a premier brand in the global DJ industry.

On this special occasion, we are happy to present to you our golden 20 Years anniversary high end DJ turntable RP-7000 GLD among other new products.

Robert Lauterwein / CEO

Top 5 Facts

  • Quartz driven DJ turntable with upper-torque direct drive
  • Special golden edition, strictly limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide
  • Fitting golden headshell and golden carbon fibre record cleaner also included
  • Adjsutable torque (1.6 kg/cm – 4.5 kg/cm)
  • Phono and line output (no grounding necessary)

Reloop are celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a strictly limited golden edition of the high-end DJ turntable, RP-7000. Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, the RP-7000 GLD will bear golden elements and an engraved plate with a unique serial number, making each turntable an exclusive collector’s item.

On top of that, this special edition is supplied with a golden headshell and a golden carbon fibre record cleaner out of the box.

The Reloop RP-7000 is the solution for all vinyl DJs and DVS users who are looking for a professional high-torque, club-quality turntable with extremely strong motor and a sturdy and indestructible construction.

With its high-quality, scratch-resistant finish, the RP-7000 is not only suited for your everyday club grind, it also looks extremely cool. On the technical side, the RP-7000 has also got a lot to offer:

The highly dependable direct drive motor and premium speed controller with digital correction make this turntable reliable and precise device. Thanks to the three selectable pitch ranges (+/- 8%, +/-16% and +/-50%) and the high-resolution digital fader, you can achieve absolute control over your playing records. With speed fluctuation of only 0.02%, beatmatching becomes as easy as can be with the RP-7000. Sophisticated and fast turntablism showcases can also be realized without a problem, thanks to the additional start/stop button for vertical positioning and a variable torque setting (“Classic” or “HiTorque”).

More variety in the mix: With the reverse button and an adjustable stop time from 0.2 to 6 seconds, individual and creative impulses can be achieved with the RP-7000. As the turntable is equipped with a line/phono switch, it can also be connected directly to line inputs of mixers or amps with no need for external grounding.

Features

  • Quartz driven DJ turntable with upper-torque direct drive
  • Special golden edition, strictly limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide
  • Fitting golden headshell and golden carbon fibre record cleaner also included
  • Adjsutable torque (1.6 kg/cm – 4.5 kg/cm)
  • Phono and line output (no grounding necessary)
  • Direct connection of turntable and motor for best possible stability
  • Adjustable stop time (0.2 – 6 Sek.)
  • Metal housing
  • Especially heavy construction
  • Vertically adjustable S-shaped tonearm with anti-skating
  • Pitch Range +/-8%, +/-16%, +/-50%
  • Easy to exchange, freely revolvable needle illumination with super bright LED
  • Quartz lock
  • Safety mains switch
  • Reverse switch
  • Additional start/stop button for vertical positioning
  • Rubber inlay for reduction of vibrations and ambient noise
  • Removable mains and RCA cables
  • Sunk-in connection cavity for easy case installation
  • Shock proof feet
  • Vibration-resistant base

technical details

  • Type: manual quartz direct drive turntable
  • Drive: quartz driven upper-torque direct drive
  • Motor: brushless DC motor
  • 3 speeds, fully manual
  • Turntable RPM: 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM
  • Turntable: aluminum die casting
  • Pitch: variably adjustable +/-8%, +/-16%, +/-50%
  • Torque: adjustable from min. 1600 – 4500 g/cm
  • Start-up time/tempo change: less than 0.2 sec.
  • Brake system: electronic brake
  • Wow and flutter: 0.02% WRMS*
  • S/N ratio: more than -55 dB (1 kHz, 4mV input)
  • Admissible cartridge weight range: 3.5 – 8.5 g (incl. headshell 13 – 18 g)
  • Anti-skating range: 0 – 3 g
  • 2x start/stop buttons
  • Adjustable stop time (0.2 – 6 sec.)
  • Power input: 13 W
  • Power supply: AC 115/230 V, 60/50 Hz (EU/US), AC 100 V, 50/60 Hz (JP)
  • Dimensions: 458 x 144.6 x 354 mm
  • Weight: 9.5 kg- Incl. slipmat, tone arm illumination, golden headshell & golden carbon fibre record cleaner

Price: 549 € | 659 US $ | £425.00 Available August 2016

Reloop RP-7000 GLD 20 year turntable (2)

Summing up, it’s a gold RP-7000 limited to 1000 units. There is a small premium to pay — around £90 per deck. But it’s the only way you can get a pair of actual gold decks (not just the gold faceplate of the PLX) outside of winning DMC (preempting the obvious comments) or forking out for a rare as hen’s teeth Technics GLDs.