Twice in a week Reloop? Good work. This time it’s an update to their excellent RP-7000 turntable. This time around the RP-7000 emkay 2 gets a studier build, a faster startup, and a new tonearm base.

The usual epic PR from Reloop follows:

RELOOP RP-7000 MK2 /SILVER

NEXTGEN TURNTABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL CLUB DJS AND TURNTABLISTS

Muenster, 19th  October 2017

  • NextGen Turntable for professional Club DJs and Turntablists
  • Power-Torque Direct Drive with precise motor control and stable rotation
  • Extra-heavy body design with high-rigidity for excellent damping, isolation and sound

Professional Upper Torque Turntable System

With the RP-7000 MK2, 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 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 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 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 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 or classic silver metalic finish.

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

Features

  • Quartz driven DJ turntable with upper-torque direct drive
  • 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, slipmat, LED needle light, counterweight, PHONO Cinch cable with earth, AC mains adapter, operating instructions

Price: 499 € | 499 US | £ 435

Available now

It certainly looks nice in the pictures — then again everything does. The silver one in looks particularly sleek in the PR images, but I suspect it’ll look just like a 1200 in the flesh at BPM.

I don’t feel like it’s worth an update for existing emkay 1 owners,  but for almost £160-194 less than the Pioneer PLX-1000 and Denon DJ VL12 respectively, these should by rights fly off the shelves with new buyers. It’s not as though they’re not a tried and tested favourite in the DJ community. I’ll hold out for a straight arm version myself.

GALLERY