Stanton STR8-150/ST-150 Turntables Review
The Stanton ST.150 and STR8.150 Professional Vinyl turntables are arguably the best DJ turntables with the best motor out on the market today! I just traded in my set of Denon DJ DN-S3700’s for a new set of Stanton ST.150’s to “go back to my vinyl roots”. So I decided to complete a quick unboxing & quick rundown review video so you know exactly what you are getting if you decide to pick up a set for your own DJ needs. These decks have been around for a while, so the HD Review Video is short and sweet…
Review Video & Demo
Setup & First Impressions
The Stanton ST-150 (S-tonearm) and STR8-150 (Straight-tonearm) are the premier turntables from the Stanton DJ Lineup. They've been around since about 2005, and they are still arguably the best turntables with the best and strongest motor out on the market today. Turntablists all over the world swear by them and they are now proven in the longevity category with a 7-year history already in the books.
The upper body of the turntable is all steel while the lower portion of the deck is a very heavy rubber material for dampening and isolation purposes. These are some seriously heavyweight turntables clocking in at a bit over 42lbs each! That's a lot of high quality components that are all built to last.
Along with getting an excellent turntable with an excellent motor, there are lots of nice extra features such as the ability to play records in 33, 45, and 78 RPM, a reverse play button, Separate Start & Stop speed adjustment knobs, adjustable pitch range buttons (8%, 25%, 50%), internal power grounding, rubber feet, replaceable pop-up light, and two start/stop buttons aligned in the perfect position for turntablists and scratch DJ's who like to place their decks in the battle configuration. To top it all off, it comes with a nice felt slip mat and a Stanton 680.V3 cartridge to get you started.
Conclusion / Recommended For
In conclusion, we recommend the Stanton ST-150 and STR8-150 Professional Turntables to any DJ or Turntablist who is very serious about their craft and need a serious machine to hone their skills. The ST-150/STR8-150 turntables are possibly the best out there on the market today. After using countless numbers of turntables in my 19 year history, I would be inclined to agree with the statement. The Stanton ST-150/STR8-150 turntables exude super-high quality and a heavy duty build.
Pros & Cons
- All Steel Heavy-Duty Construction
- Very Strong High-Torque Direct Drive Turntable Motor
- Nice "Extra" Feature Set
- Comes with a Stanton 680.V3 Mounted Cartridge & Felt slip mat
- Turntablist "Standard" Turntable for Scratching
- No Turntable Cover
Features & Specs
• Start/Brake Speed Adjustment
• Digital Output [S/PDIF] Plug straight into CD-R or computer sound card
• Key Correction
• Selectable Phono or Line Output (Key correction works on line output only)
• Dual Start/Stop Buttons
• Height Adjustable Tone Arm
• Reverse Play
• 3 speeds [33,45,78]
• Quartz Lock
• Selectable pitch control [+/-8%,+/-25%,+/-50%]
• Motor Off Feature
• Removable Target Light
• Adjustable Feet
• Includes slipmat and "L" shaped cables
• Includes Stanton 680HP cartridge mounted on headshell
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