Phase is out, so excited!!

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djcrazychris

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ive heard both positive and negative... be sure and let us know your thoughts

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I've got mine already (I pre-ordered in June of last year). The tech is super cool, and I've had fun playing with them at home. I haven't taken them into a gig environment yet, though.

My only issue so far is that I wish there was an easier way to charge them without having them plugged into a laptop. I don't always have my laptop set up, but I wish I could keep them charging all the time. Maybe I could use a cell phone USB charger... but I haven't looked at the possible effects yet.
 
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Albatross

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yes, Ross just use a usb to ac for power, like the one that comes with your iphone.

Chris, what other negatives have you heard?
I won't speak for Chris, but I'll share my $0.02 on where they fall short.

The Phase is trying to close the gap between digital convenience and vinyl feel. Similar to products like the Rane 12, they get close, but it's not perfect.

1200 turntables have three main issues:

1) Needle contact - the tone arms get gross, and the head shells stop making great contact so that you don't get a clean signal without cleaning them well.

2) Vibration sensitive - In club environments, the bass can be too much and give you shitty needle performance.

3) Pitch Fader Calibration - Mk2s are particularly notorious for developing a real dead zone right at 0%. You have to do all sorts of wonky stuff to work around it.

Phase fixes 1 and 2. But it is still affected by the dead zone because it's taking a simple RPM reading from the device. You're still essentially "picking your poison" on what issue you want to deal with.

It's way more appealing than the Rane 12 (unless you travel with your rig, like a mobile DJ) in which case I think the Rane has a bit of an edge over a turntable. But Rane screwed the pooch because the 72 sucks (just my opinion).
 
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jaswrx

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ya, i remember you saying the 72 sucks, which is a pretty strong statement. I have read mixed reviews on the 72, but haven't heard anybody hate it, in comparison to the S9.

I haven't found myself running into problem 3. Guess I have been lucky.
 
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ya, i remember you saying the 72 sucks, which is a pretty strong statement. I have read mixed reviews on the 72, but haven't heard anybody hate it, in comparison to the S9.

I haven't found myself running into problem 3. Guess I have been lucky.
Read on Facebook a few days ago:

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I thought the 62 was solid... but I can't imagine what most people think of the 72 if they don't like the 62 :)
 
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djcrazychris

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As pointed out by Ross... the main thing ive heard is once and a while the pitch reaction is a tad underwhelming.. i havent used it myself so i cant really say one way or another.... i will say that the lions share of things ive read and heard have been quite positive... nothing seems to ever be absolutely perfect...

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Catering to the 1% - maybe.

You guys are too young to remember (unlike an old Audiophile, like myself), the conceptual development of the "Laser Turntable", too improve on the "stick in a groove" shortcomings Ross refers to. Excellent Wiki on it -

Too expensive, and the CD coming at almost the same time killed it. IF it had been marketed, it probably would have been the DVS DJ's Dream Machine. A pair of them plus a re-furbed Bozak Rotary mixer would give you a nice $20K front end, but probably catering to a lot less than 1%.
 
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