Reloop RP-2000 MK3
Reloop RP-2000 MK3

RP-2000 MK3, Turntable from Reloop in the RP series.

lermite.lamarmotte 03/05/2014

Reloop RP-2000 MK3 : lermite.lamarmotte's user review

« Very good product for beginners! »

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I own two reloop RP 2000 turntables since January 2013, so it's a bit over a year now.

They are my first turntables, which I bought together with a Reloop rmx 30 (3-channel) DJ mixer.

The pros:
I find this turntable very nice, people often tell me "it looks really hot!"
As a first turntable (even if I haven't used any others), I find them very good for beginners!
The power of the motor is enough to take your first steps, as well as the cartridge included by Reloop.
If you are not very demanding, the 10% pitch is more than enough.

The cons:
They are easily noticed after a couple of months of intensive use (specially for a beginner), and after having tried other, more powerful brands and models.
The pitch became a bit softer and less precise.
You can also notice that the motor is very light in comparison to those of higher-quality turntables (tested with different numark, stanton, technics, and other reloop models).
The system that serves to support the tonearm didn't last more than 3 months.
You need to change the cartridge included very quickly!

Value for money:
$570 for both. After having used them very regularly, also outdoors, played by me and several others during several hours (10h without interruption): It can handle rough play very well! Not with the same punch as in the beginning, obviously! But nothing too annoying. I think I will keep them a year or so.

Based on my experience, I wouldn't buy them again, but I recommend them to all beginners!
But since I now have more experience with mixing, it's only natural that I aim for a higher-end product.