Does one *really* need the venerable Technics 1200 anymore? A lot has changed in ten years, and my answer is no.
The Stanton t60 and t60x are identical turntables (the former comes with a cart while the other does not). In this video I demo the t60, and also pit it against Stanton's c314 CD deck. See how the two perform in scratching. I am using a Shure M25C cartridge, Shure's entry level cart that goes for about $30.