Calm down — it’s not a new turntable. The Reloop RP-7000 MK2 was unleashed earlier this year and garnered deserved high praise from industry friends like Mojaxx. And now, like the MK1 before it, the MK2 is getting a coat of gold paint… well a partial one anyway.

Limited to 15oo units (i.e. 750 pairs), it’s the same as the regular unpainted model, yet Reloop has still delivered a significant lump of PR to my inbox:

RELOOP RP-7000 MK2 GLD

LIMITED GOLD EDITION

Muenster, 06th November 2018

We want to celebrate the continuation of the RP-7000 turntable series and are pleased to offer a strictly limited, golden version of the RP-7000 MK2 high-end DJ turntable.

This version is limited to 1500 pieces worldwide and has been enhanced with golden elements. An engraved plate with a unique device code makes every RP-7000 MK2 GLD an exclusive collector’s item. In addition, this special edition is supplied with a golden headshell and an exclusively designed slipmat with Reloop signet. The subtle golden elements on the turntable make it a minimal, yet elegant and timeless design.

Professional Upper Torque Turntable System:

With the RP-7000 MK2 GLD, Reloop has built a turntable that caters to the high demands of professional DJs and modern nightclubs. With its powerful direct drive motor and rugged construction we were able to develop a sturdy and indestructible turntable that can take on harsh everyday life with ease.

Powerful Motor with Extensive Adjustment Possibilities:

The fine-tuned, quartz-driven motor with digital pitch correction operates at a starting torque of 2.8kg/cm, which can be adjusted up to a maximum of 4.5kg/cm. This makes it an extremely smooth running turntable with wow and flutter of just 0.01% WRMS*. Furthermore, the turntable break speed (platter stop) can be adjusted from 0.2 – 6 seconds and the precision-machined, heavy die-cast aluminium platter is lined with vibration reducing rubber to eliminate unwanted vibrations and resonance.

Balanced S-Shaped Tone Arm with Upgraded Tone Arm Base:

The RP-7000 MK2 GLD features a statically balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulic lift and anti-skating mechanism. The newly developed tone arm base provides improved stability and adjustable height/vertical tracking angle (VTA). The low-resonance tone arm comes with a universal connection for pick-up cartridge systems (SME).

High-Resolution Pitch Section with Digital Fader:

Using the high-resolution pitch fader you can adjust the platter speed in the classic turntable pitch range +/-8%. However, the RP-7000 MK2 GLD is also cable of a wider, DJ-friendly +/- 16% pitch range and a massive +/-50% ultra-pitch. This allows for increased creativity when modulating the playing record’s tone. If quartz lock is active, the platter speed will remain unaffected by the fader position and will spin at zero pitch (0%).

Dual Start/Stop Buttons, Precise Motor Control and Reverse Function:

As well as the above technical innovations, the RP-7000 MK2 GLD is equipped with a few functions that will make any DJ’s life much easier. The newly developed aluminium LED target light is freely moveable to help you find the stylus position in dark surroundings. The target light is also removable and easily exchanged.

An additional start/stop button has also been integrated to facilitate a vertical setup (battle position) and by using the buttons on the RP-7000 MK2’s top panel, you can switch between the three motor speeds (33 1/3, 45 & 78 rpm). Dedicated buttons for forward and reverse mode allow for further creativity in your mix.

High-Quality Connections and Integrated Phono Pre-Amp:

Thanks to the recessed rear connection panel, the RP-7000 MK2 GLD can easily be mounted in a flight case and seamlessly positioned next to other DJ gear. The switchable integrated phono pre- amp makes it is possible to use the gold-plated RCA connectors for both phono and line output signals. An optional ground terminal offers additional protection in club environments. All cable connections (RCA/mains) are detachable and easy to exchange, which also helps with transport and storage.

Sturdy Casing Construction:

By using a combination of metal, rubber and synthetic materials, the RP-7000 MK2’s housing is more reinforced and heavy than ever before. This results in a turntable that is extremely resistant to vibrations that can be caused by heavy bass sounds in DJ booths and its shock-absorbing feet help to further improve isolation. The surface is coated with a scratch-resistant high-quality deep black metallic finish.

Features

NEW in the MK2 version:

  • Built for the club: Rigid chassis construction with an even heavier design with additional reinforcements out of metal, rubber and moulding compound for high vibration damping and isolation
  • More powerful starting torque (adjustable from 2.8 – 4.5 kg/cm)
  • Fine-tuned motor control for further optimization of wow and flutter and rotation
  • Newly developed, height-adjustable tone arm base (VTA) and Anti-Skating control
  • Particularly light weight and rigid, satin aluminium material used for tone arm
  • Adjustable Pitch scale for precise adjustments
  • Optional ground terminal offers additional protection in complex club & studio environments
  • Easily replaceable, freely rotatable LED needle light in new aluminium design
  • High-quality and hard-wearing deep black, metallic finish
  • Quartz driven DJ turntable with upper-torque direct drive
  • Special golden edition, strictly limited to 1500 pieces worldwide
  • Unique device code makes every turntable an exclusive collector’s item
  • Golden headshell and an exclusively designed slipmat with Reloop signet
  • Minimal and elegant design with subtle golden elements
  • Adjustable stop speed (0.2 – 6 sec.)
  • Precise control of motor with 3 speeds (33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM)
  • Precision manufactured, die cast aluminium turntable
  • Rubber inlays to reduce vibrations and background noise
  • Static-balance universal S-shaped tone arm with hydraulic lift and anti-skating mechanism
  • Universal connection for pickup systems (SME)
  • Pitch range +/-8 %, +/-16 %, +/-50 % (Ultra Pitch)
  • Quartz lock
  • Additional start/stop button for vertical positioning
  • Reverse function: switch for forwards and reverse operation
  • Recessed connection cavity for easy installation in cases & seamless adjustment
  • Phono and line out (no earth required)
  • Removable mains and Cinch cable
  • Safety mains switch
  • Shock-absorbing feet to insulate against vibrations

technical details

Turntable:

  • Type: direct-drive turntable
  • Drive: quartz driven upper-torque direct drive
  • Motor: 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless motor
  • Turntable speeds: 3 speeds, manual (33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM)
  • Starting torque: 2.8 – 4.5 kg/cm (adjustable)
  • Adjustable stop time (0.2 – 6 sec.)
  • Start-up time / change to RPM: <0.2 sec
  • Wow and flutter: 0.01% WRMS*
  • S/N ratio: > 55dB (DIN-B)
  • Brake system: electronic brake

Platter:

  • Material: die cast aluminium
  • Diameter: 332 mm
  • Weight: approx. 1.5 kg

Tone arm:

  • Type: universal, static balanced, S-shaped
  • Effective length: 230 mm
  • Overhang: 15 mm
  • Tracking error range: < 3°
  • VTA setting range: 0-6 mm
  • Useable weight of pickups: 3.5~8.5 g (incl. headshell 13~18 g)
  • Anti-skating range: 0 – 3 g
  • Effective tone arm mass: 30 g

Connections:

  • 1x PHONO/LINE Out (gold-plated), 1x GND earth connection

General:

  • Power supply: AC 115/230 V, 60/50 Hz (EU/US), AC 100 V, 50/60 Hz (JP)
  • Power consumption: 13 W
  • Dimensions: 458 (W) x 354 (D) x 144,6 (H) mm
  • Weight: approx. 11.7 kg

Accessories included:

  • turntable, golden headshell, slipat with Reloop signet, LED needle light, counterweight, Phono RCA cable with earth, power cord, operating instructions

Price MSRP: 599,99 € | £525.00 | $649.99

Available: Mid of November

BUT IT’S NOT FOR YOU

Believe it or not, Reloop’s decision to paint their turntables gold caused quite the commotion in some quarters. Because DMC has always offered a pair of gold Turntables to the winners of the battle, it is seen as a rite of passage in a battle DJ’s life to hold one of these glittering prizes aloft Simba style, and then to use them wherever possible to underline their turntablist trickery skills.

Apparently however it is not OK to simply go out and buy a pair of gold turntables. They must be earned through the art of scratch war, for fear of being called a fake DJ by keyboard warriors, some of which probably don’t even scratch let alone even enter battles.

They’re hardly faking DMC winner’s jackets, fabricating stories of their non-existent titles, or getting their own 1200s gold plated. They’re simply buying gold coloured Reloop decks, which incidentally don’t come with pre-installed world champion level DJ skills, nor are they fully gold like the DMC ones. They’re not a shortcut to success — they’re just black turntables with gold bits on.

GALLERY