I use the model CD 400 for 4 years which is exactly the same except for a button relay between the two plates.
Platinum is an entry level, but merrite to be used is a basic model with essential features, variable speed up to 12% + 16% thanks to the pitch bend, cue point memorable , reading of elapsed time, total time and part-snare loop.
The two defects of this plate are the lack of joystick to search the beaches, and its sensitivity to strong vibration, but it was upgraded to version 410 CDN.
From the perspective of mechanics, it's Innu, I never had a problem, despite quéelle has been manipulated for 2 years without fly it to say!
If I take it again just above the model with a joystick but not necessary to invest in turntables to scratch on the cd even if the report is correct that there is more fun (choose the vinyl).
A short sale price around € 300
A very good tools to start or small services
Wanting to have a sound practice to carry and not taking place, I opted for the platinum to be able to squeeze in a flight with the mixer (beat4 the same brand) and the amp (also from the same brand),
My choice fell on the deck that had the basic functions to mix well without breaking the bank. JB SYSTEM is a mark at affordable prices without sacrificing quality, pitch well like bpm, which is essential for making mix worthy of the name.
The problem, after some time (but so long after), I had one of the drawers cd which began to fool around when the plate was cold.
The other downside that I did not think when I bought these plates is that it does not play mp3.