This year at Musikmesse 2013, Stanton has announced that their long standing flagship turntables (the ST-150 and STR8-150) will get new cartridges included in the box for all future production runs. The Stanton 150 turntables are arguably the best turntables for DJ's with their industry-leading strong motor, and super-heavy-duty build quality. Check out our
video to see why...
From this day forward, if someone purchases a Stanton ST-150 (S-tonearm) turntable, they will get a TrackMaster V.3 uni-body cartridge and the buyers of the Stanton STR8-150 (Straight-tonearm) turntable will get the SM V.3 headshell mountable cartridge. This cartridge change is another reason to get a Stanton 150 turntable over the competition. The Stanton 150's currently come bundled with the Stanton 680.V3 which is no slouch by any means, but now Stanton will pair their flagship turntables with their flagship DJ cartridges.
The Stanton ST-150 will get the all-in-one TrackMaster V.3 which we also reviewed (
). They have great tracking ability and they are easy to screw right in and mount.
The STR8-150's will get the Stanton SM V.3 which has the same properties as the TrackMaster V.3, but it must be mounted to the included Stanton Headshell to allow for perfect alignment with the Straight Tonearm.
It seems that most of the DJ world is headed into the DJ controller realm but there are still some die-hard vinyl DJ's out there or others who want a combination of analog and digital to explore all setup options. The Stanton turntables definitely fill that niche and will continue to do so with the Stanton 150 turntables... Check out the full press release below for more information.