As a clear example of why no DJ media is at Musikmesse this year (or ever likely to go again) comes the only news from the show. Reloop keeps hanging in there, largely because it’s their home turf, and has managed to rustle up an update to their entry level turntable, delivering the RP-4000 MK2 with some cosmetic and feature changes.

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RELOOP RP-4000 MK2

QUARTZ-DRIVEN DJ TURNTABLE WITH HIGH-TORQUE DIRECT DRIVE

Muenster, 09th April 2018

The RP-4000 MK2 is a solid DJ turntable for advanced users. The new MK2 version comes with several improvements, including a newly developed top panel and reworked metallic buttons with enhanced feel as well as a variety of functions.

Precise motor control with 3 speeds:
The precision-engineered die-cast platter is accelerated by a powerful motor with a high-torque direct drive of more than 1.8 kg/cm. The precise motor control with 3 speeds (33 1/3, 45 & 78 rpm) allows for the RP-4000 MK2 to play back any record. The pitch section with a selectable range of +/-8% and +/-16%, respectively, is suitable for the finest pitch adjustments.

Statically balanced s-shaped tone arm:
The RP-4000 MK2 features a statically balanced s-shaped tone arm with hydraulic lift and anti- skating mechanism. Via the universal connection for pick-up systems (SME) a large number of pick-up systems can be connected.

Reverse function, pitch reset and extendible needle illumination:
Additional features, such as reverse play and pitch reset, offer all DJs direct control of their turntable. With the push of a button the aluminium target light can be extended, so that the needle position can be seen in dark surroundings.

Newly developed top panel and sturdy housing design:
The new deep black metallic top panel construction is equipped with metallic buttons for start/stop, platter speed, pitch control, reverse function and tempo reset. The improved touch upon hit offers a clear haptic feedback. The sturdy construction with optimized damping features and shock-absorbing feet improve isolation from unwanted vibrations.

With pick-up and headshell (made by Ortofon in Denmark):
The RP-4000 MK2 comes with the high-quality OM Black pick-up, handmade by Ortofon in Denmark, pre-fitted to a headshell ready for immediate playback.

Features

NEW in the MK2 version:

  • Newly developed top panel and housing construction
  • Reworked metallic buttons with improved feel
  • Precise pitch range +/-8 %, +/-16 %
  • Tempo reset
  • Designed in classy deep black metallic
  • Quartz-driven DJ turntable with high-torque direct drive
  • For professional use
  • More than 1.8 kg/cm torque
  • Precise motor control with 3 speeds (33 1/3, 45 & 78 rpm)
  • Reverse function: switch for forward/reverse playback
  • Precision-engineered die-cast aluminium platter (incl. slipmat)
  • Statically balanced s-shaped tone arm with hydraulic lift and anti-skating mechanism
  • Universal connection for pick-up systems (SME)
  • Extendible needle illumination
  • Shock-absorbing feet for vibration isolation
  • Sturdy construction with optimized damping features

technical details

Turntable:

  • Type: direct drive turntable
  • Drive: quartz-driven high-torque direct drive
  • Motor: 8-pol., 3-phase, brushless DC motor
  • Turntable speeds: 3 speeds, manual (33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm)
  • Starting torque: > 1.8 kg/cm
  • Brake time: < 1 sec.
  • Start-up / rpm change: < 1 sec.
  • Wow and flutter: < 0.2 % WRMS
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB (DIN-B)
  • Brake system: electronic brake

Platter:

  • Material: aluminium die-cast
  • Diameter: 332 mm

Tone arm:

  • Type: universal, statically balanced, s-shaped
  • Effective length: 230.5 mm
  • Overhang: 16 mm
  • Tracking angle error: < 3°
  • Applicable pick-up weight: 3.5 – 8.5 g (incl. headshell 13 – 18 g)
  • Anti-skating range: 0 – 7 g

Connections:

  • 1x PHONO out (gold-plated), 1x GND

General:

– Power supply: AC 115/230 V, 60/50 Hz (EU/US), AC 100 V, 50/60 Hz (JP)

  • Power consumption: 12 W
  • Dimensions: 450 (w) x 352 (d) x 144 (h) mm
  • Weight: appr. 9.8 kg

Included accessories:

  • Platter, OM Black pick-up system (by Ortofon), headshell, slipmat, counterweight, AC psu, instruction manual

Price: 289 € | $ 299 | £ 265 Available: beg. of May 2018

Reloop RP-4000 mk2 turntable Musikmesse (3)

NOW MORE BETTERER

This is a relatively minor update but brings a few differences that may make it more attractive to new buyers. It has a little more torque than before, has a more Technics friendly 8/16% pitch range, and also has “reworked metallic buttons”.

And that’s it really. Reloop has simply honed their entry level turntable to make it a tiny bit more attractive to potential customers. It looks like a pro turntable i.e. it’s a Technics copy but without the Technics price tag. For a great many people, this is the ideal turntable to play their expensive limited edition 180g vinyl collection on, and to dabble with vinyl DJing too. Consider many boxes ticked.

GALLERY