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8th March, 2023

5 Best Midrange DJ Turntables under $1000

Looking for the best midrange turntable to help facilitate your DJing and music creation journey but don’t want to break the bank?

At DJ City, we stock a wide range of equipment, including turntables for under $1000. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 turntables just for you.

Top 5 Midrange Turntables for under $1000

Gemini TT-1100USB Belt Drive DJ Turntable with USB

Price: $249

The Gemini TT-1100USB Belt Drive DJ Turntable is our most affordable midrange turntable on the list.

This versatile belt-drive turntable has features to enable DJs of all levels to create and mix music to their hearts’ content. With USB connectivity, it’s simple to record mixes and upload creations onto your computer. Its low-vibration DC motor keeps operating noise to a real minimum. Plus, the anti-vibration feet work together with the motor to ensure there are no unwanted reverberations.

What’s more, the electronic speed control is intuitive and easy thanks to the ergonomic and well-proportioned knob. The precision tonearm and anti-skating system allow for accurate and stable playback as well. Additionally, the flexible headshell connection provides added convenience for DJing.

The TT-1100USB is designed for plug-and-play from the moment you open the box. Also, it’s super easy to set up and use without delay. Whether you’re a beginner or a semi-pro DJ, this turntable is an excellent choice for those looking for a functional and stylish addition to their setup.

SHOP: Gemini TT-1100USB


Reloop RP-2000 mk2 Direct Drive Scratch DJ Turntable with USB

Price: $499

If there is one thing that can be said about the Reloop RP-2000 mk2 is that it is one dependable piece of DJing gear. The Reloop team have added some brand new features inside and out to take the previous RP model up a notch and your DJing along with it!

So, what makes the RP-2000 MK2 unique from it’s predecessor? Firstly, the top panel has been newly designed. Secondly, the metallic buttons have been graced with an improved feel. All-in-all, the RP-2000 MK2 is one of the best midrange turntables when it comes to value for money.

The direct drive motor offers high-quality power generation but without the disruptive flutter of other turntables. The easy-to-use pitch control gives you the power to adjust your pitch to the finest degrees. This gives you the advantage of tailoring to suit your individual music creation.

Finally, the S-shaped is perfectly statically balanced. Not only this, but it draws on both a reliable hydraulic lift system and a dependable anti-skating mechanism. Therefore, it gives you all the support and functionality you could want!

SHOP: Reloop RP-2000

Reloop RP-4000 mk2 Direct Drive Scratch DJ Turntable

Price: $549

If your DJ skills are a bit above par and you’re looking for one of the best midrange turntables for advanced users, this upgraded Reloop model, and the third from this reputable brand to make our list, the RP-4000 MK2, is a fantastic option. From the enhanced feel to the rejigged internal components, this great quality piece of equipment is sure to hit all the right buttons.

Highly practical features include easy-to-use reverse play and pitch set, practically designed target light extension, precise motor control and ergonomic design. Like the other Reloop models, the statically balanced tonearm is kept in place with both a hydraulic lift system and an anti-skating mechanism.

Last but not least, thanks to the high-quality black metallic finish, this direct drive scratch DJ turntable won’t just feel great and look great to the touch on day one, it will stay great for many years and DJ sessions to come.

SHOP: Reloop RP-4000 MK2


Pioneer PLX-500 Direct Drive Scratch DJ Turntable

Price: $719

Here at DJ City, we offer a range of high-quality midrange turntables for under $1000, but for those of you looking to create the uniquely warm and clear analogue sound you know and love, the Pioneer PLX-500 is where it’s at.

This turntable features next-level durability thanks to its solid body, which also makes for excellent vibration damping. Complete with free Rekordbox software and USB ports, getting your music from your fingertips to your computer is easy.

Other excellent features include the high-torque drive mechanism, precise audio playback, sound system compatibility and complimentary slipmat, 45RPM adaptor, dust cover and cartridge!

SHOP: Pioneer PLX-500


Reloop RP-7000MK2 Direct Drive Scratch DJ Turntable

Price: $849

In a nutshell, the Reloop RP-7000MK2 direct drive scratch DJ turntable is designed for the DJ of today. The Reloop team–once again–has taken the time to understand what the demands of 21st-century professional DJs are and built it into this compact and powerful piece of equipment.

Also, the powerful motor offers quite an expanded range of adjustment options. This ensures your DJing is as smooth as possible with as little vibration and resonance as can be. Functionally, there are a number of features to make the entire experience more practical and easier. This includes dual start and stop buttons, reverse functions and a highly intuitive vertical set-up.

But that’s not all! Hardware-wise, the RP-7000MK2 has it where it counts as well. The balanced S-shaped tone arm is complemented with an upgraded base, sturdy outer casing construction and high-quality, durable connections to help you connect your turntable to your machinery and sound equipment.

While a little pricier than our previous entries, this option from Reloop is certainly worth the upgrade!

SHOP: Reloop RP-7000MK2


Bonus Gear

That rounds out our list of the best midrange DJ turntables for under $1000! But for those of you with some extra wiggle room in your equipment budget, we highly recommend you check out some of our turntable products and accessories.

High quality in both design and construction and affordably priced for both amateur and professional DJs, they’re designed by DJs for DJs.

Explore the AM Gear Wipes (Pack of 20) for just $35 here.
Check out the UDG U91030BL2 Ultimate Turntable Flight Case for $219 here.

Contact DJ City Today!

Still unsure of the best midrange turntable for you? Want some specialised expert advice? Need help placing an order? Our team at DJ City has you covered! Give us a call on 1300 352 489, or visit us in-store and we’ll happily help you out!

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