Vestax's original Anti Skipping Tone-arm System ensures high sound quality and stable playback by reducing the inner and outer force of the needle, suppressing horizontal vibrations. The entire system, from bearing parts to assembly, is performed by seasoned Japanese pros, which is why the A.S.T.S. tone arm is appraised world wide for its quality.
High Precision Platter
With an advanced digital servo in combination, Vestax has cast a new mold to optimize the balance between the platter weight and rotary inertia moment. This enables the DJ to perform with higher stability and accuracy. Having the surface been lowered, DJs have more control over vinyl, along with carefully designed sides for precise pitch adjustment.
Digital Torque Simulator
The digital servo firmware is the brain of the control circuitry. Over the past 10 years it has advanced in order to provide better analog simulation of torque control to DJs. Two control modes can be selected for the DJs preference. Performance mode maintains the stabilized speed and rapid acceleration/deceleration, while MIX mode enables to control precise rpm with the slightest touch to the platter.
The PDX-3000mk2 can be controlled by MIDI note signals sent from other control devices. For example, hook up a MIDI keyboard with a single note vinyl and you can play musical scales
Adjustable tone arm base
The arm base of the PDX 3000 is constructed with a rubber cushioning to absorb unneeded vibrations which come from the body. This rubber cushioning is also applied to protect the body from feedback. Ideally, the tone arm height should be adjusted so that it is horizontal to the vinyl. Although, certain DJs (especially turntablists) will set the arm base to a higher position and add more needle pressure so the needle doesn't skip in any condition. The tone arm base of the PDX-3000 comes with a scale, which helps the DJ to set the arm height to his/her preference at all times.
The PDX-3000's direct drive DC motor has powerful torque and reaches a constant speed rate within 0.5 seconds from pushing the start/stop button. An extremely precise regulator is required to accurately control such a motor, and with the PDX-3000 it is digitally (32bit CPU) controlled with a digital servo. This servo keeps the motor rotating no matter how heavily the pitch is changed, reverse button is pushed or the platter is pulled back. The platter completely obeys the motors movement by having it screwed down to the spindle of the motor.
Strong Body Material
The ultra strong foamed ABS plastic that constructs the body is advanced in durability, strong against feed back and is highly resistant to impact.
Air Suspension Insulators
The insulators (the feet) are filled with rubber for absorbing shock, and have airspace inside for better feedback absorbent.
• Motor Direct Drive DC Motor
• Starting Torque: 2.7kg?cm
• Starting Time: 0.5sec (33 1/3 rpm) 70
• Wah Flatter: 0.07% W.R.M.S.
• Torque: Digital torque simulator
• Tone Arm: ASTS stright tone arm(PDX-3000)
• Size/ weight:454(W)X162(H)X365(D)mm/9.5kg
• Power: AC100V
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