Product Comparison: Stanton ST.150 M2 vs Stanton STR8.150 M2


General Specifications
Brand
Stanton
Stanton
Model
ST.150 M2
STR8.150 M2
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Stanton ST.150 M2 professional turntable is designed to exceed the demands of professional DJ’s with enhanced performance and modern design. A brushed aluminum top frame and robust construction deliver ultra-clear signal quality, minimizing resonance and feedback.
The Stanton STR8.150 M2 professional turntable is designed to exceed the demands of professional DJ’s with enhanced performance and modern design. A brushed aluminum top frame and robust construction deliver ultra-clear signal quality, minimizing resonance and feedback.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Direct Drive
Direct Drive
Operation Type
Manual
Manual
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Stanton ST.150 M2
  • This is a perfectly fine turntable. One of the best, carefully packaged products I've seen as well.
  • This a great direct drive table. The S-Curved arm ensures nice tracking.
  • This turntable is direct-drive (which is better than belt) similar to other entry-level DJ tables.
  • Very quiet operation, great sound, direct-drive - very hard to beat for the money.
  • Good turntable, may feel like it has some lack of recovery from scratching so make sure to use some wax paper to allow the platter to slip correctly.
Stanton STR8.150 M2
  • The construction is really solid and setup was easy following the little instructions they provide.
  • Fairly easy set-up - especially if you have experience with turntables.
  • It's great. Best turntable I've ever owned. I'm not a DJ,so I just listen to my records. Everything is clear. Easy to set up.
  • You can crank up the volume and stomp around the room with no issues. Even though its direct drive, there are no motor sounds bleeding into the mix, so it's as quiet as a belt drive.
  • A month later, a sound appeared in the drive when playing records.
Size & Weight
Height
5.75 in.
5.75 in.
Width
17.72 in.
17.72 in.
Depth
13.9 in.
13.9 in.
Weight
23.15 lbs.
23.15 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Stanton ST.150 M2
  • It's compact and sound really nice. I recommend this vinyl turntable.
  • The heavy weight and the rubber foot pads of the table really reduce the vibration, even on the somewhat wobbly bookshelf I have it on now.
  • A heavy turntable that looks compact and beautiful. Highly recommend.
  • A perfect compact vinyl turntable that will delight you with its sound every day.
  • Over time, the shelf on which he stood caved in due to its heavy weight.
Stanton STR8.150 M2
  • On the positive side, this machine has substantial weight to it, which I suspect is intended to make it less vulnerable to vibration.
  • A heavy turntable, but it is a very solid construction and materials.
  • It has good quality and compact size for its use.
  • The sound is breathtaking and the size is perfect for my purposes.
  • It has real heavy weight and bulky to it, and looks like a piece of DJ equipment.
Audio
Record Sizes
12
12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45, 78
33 ⅓, 45, 78
Stylys/Cartridge
Standard
Standard
Integrated Preamp
No
No
What customers say about "Audio"
Stanton ST.150 M2
  • The needle that comes with the table is decent, but I purchased an Ortofon needle for better sound quality.
  • It's sturdy and heavy, good for live applications, and sound good.
  • We are now listening to all the albums that had been sitting in storage for the last twenty years and the sound is great!
  • Very nice, plays well. The drive system seems really well made. Great sound from the cartridge.
  • Amazing Vinyl player for the price. All metal parts, sturdy, sounds great.
Stanton STR8.150 M2
  • The tracking is really impressive. Stanton recommends 2-5 grams. Set at 3 g weight and anti skate, the stylus rides the grooves perfectly at every section of the record.
  • The sound and tracking are good. The setup was easy, and the sound is amazing.
  • The cartridge and stylus that ships with this player are decent.
  • Very good sound quality. Beautiful industrial look to the whole unit.
  • Excellent sound response for bass and treble. This turntable is solid and very good made.
Features
Control
Start/Stop, Speed button, Pitch select, Brake control, On/Off switch
Start/Stop, Speed button, Pitch slider, Pitch select, Brake control, On/Off switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Aluminum die-cast
Aluminum die-cast
Dust Cover Included
No
No
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out, Phono output
Stereo RCA audio out, Phono output
Extras
S-Curved tone arm, Removable target light, Shock-absorption feet, Deckadance DVS Software included
Straight tone arm, Removable target light, Shock-absorption feet, Deckadance DVS Software included
What customers say about "Features"
Stanton ST.150 M2
  • Tone arm installation and adjusting stylus pressure is very easy.
  • Looks and feels like a quality product but the instructions on getting it to work are a joke. This thing is built like a tank!
  • The sound is fantastic and it tracks perfectly. Stop button is instantaneous, so I'm in the habit of stopping before taking off the needle.
  • It doesn't come with a plastic dust cover - just a cloth one - but works just fine.
  • The motor on this table is weak and not as responsive when matching beats between records with the pitch-control, and worse takes too long to get up to speed when scratching.
Stanton STR8.150 M2
  • The turntable platter is fairly heavy cast aluminum. It demonstrates a good job. Highly recommend this great turntable.
  • The controls and switches seem fairly solid and well-made. For all you get it's a bargain.
  • I am not a DJ myself, just a vinyl enthusiast, and this is a wonderful investment. Easy to use and care for.
  • Excellent design. The metal pieces make it feel more professional than any other plastic based table.
  • The anti skating system is great and after using the turntable for more than two months I've never had a skip!!!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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