Tascam x9 A&H Xone32 A&HXone64 Pioneer DJM500

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by kyfe, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    any feedback on any of these mixers?
    anyone know of a good place to purchase?

  2. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    no feedback.....but im also looking to get a DJM, as soon as I get $2000
  3. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    I have the DJM500 at my place, works fine for me.

  4. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    Give it to me!

  5. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    My only opinion is that if you decide to go the DJM route, pick the 600 over the 500. It's more expensive, and at first glance looks to be just about idenetical, thus not warranting the price increase. But once you use it, you'll notice that they have improved the 600 significantly over the 500.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  6. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

  7. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    He's not allowed to. It's his roommates. [​IMG]

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  8. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    aside from the effects option i heard there wasn't much more of a difference between the 5&600, what else makes it better?

  9. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Exactly, meaning I didn't pay for it, but I use it all the time.
    Same with the CDJ100's if I ever wanna spin on CDs.
    But I love my own m3d's a lot better.

    Hmmm Vinyl!
  10. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    What is an M3D? or did you mean mp3
  11. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    The Pioneer DJM500 is a great mixer, would definitely recommend it.
  12. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    Well to me, the number 1 improvement is in the sound quality. Depends on your setup at home, but I really noticed the difference. I'd borrowed a friend's 500 to give it a try and when I ended up buying the 600, I was so glad I did simply because of the improved sound.

    To be honest, I really only wanted the 500 ... and so I went to buy it, but it was out of stock. But they had a 600 ... and well, the idea of instant gratification got the better of me (as usual) and so I didn't want to go home empty handed.

    When I walked out the store, I felt like I had just wasted an extra $600 or so, but once I got home, I saw (or at least heard) what the extra money had bought me.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  13. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Technic SL-1200MK 3D

    I usually call them M3Ds...
    Since my old ones were MK2's and I don't like saying MK3's [​IMG]

  14. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    Thanks for confusing me prOnstar! [​IMG]

  15. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    I am trying really hard to convince myself that I do not need to upgrade to the M3Ds. Honestly, it won't make a lick of difference, but it's hard living with myself knowing I don't own the most up to date model. [​IMG]

    Although if I ever find a pair of those black/gold limited edition M3Ds for sale, I will be all over those in a second. I saw them once on E-Bay about a year and a half ago, but haven't seen them since.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  16. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    The Pioneer 500 has average sound quality, the 600 is slightly better. For the price you're better off getting the Allen&Heath or the Rane Mp44 ... WAY better. Pioneer sounds like mud compared to these.

    I haven't even seen a review yet of the Tascam mixer.

    Also watch out for the new Vestax PMC-35 I think.
  17. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    Do you guys know of anywhere that rents these I think try b4 buy would be the best way to deal with my dilemmma

  18. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    But those don't have the cool button than makes the sound all funny when you press it.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  19. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    i'd also reccommend the allan & heath for pure quality. plus it's got filters on it. you can probably almost afford an allan & heath and a separate efx unit for the price you'd pay for the djm 600.
  20. ethnik

    ethnik TRIBE Member


    go for an a&h test drive bro, trust me on this one...i own the zone 64 after having had a pioneer, and let me just say that the a&h blows the 500 out of the water completely...from the industrial construction, to the AWESOME 4 channel eq, to the dual VCF filter, i could go on and on. this was the best purchase i ever made. and i had my 500 for 2 years and loved it, but no more! garbage in comparison, my only question is why is it freakin standard in every club? it's also cheaper than the 600, so you could use the extra cash for nay number of goodies....

  21. Vise

    Vise TRIBE Member

    Allen & Heath!! And nothing else (except maybe a Rane) in that price range.

    The Pioneer is overpriced for the quality but for some reason everyone thinks they are the greatest thing since sliced bread... go figure.

    I believe Long and McQuade either stocks or can order Allen & Heath, check them out.
  22. DJAlchemy

    DJAlchemy TRIBE Promoter

    Allen & Heath! X:ONE 64! This mixer is ROCK solid and smooth as a baby's bum. Ballanced XLR mains, 6 channels, VCF filters (which are similar to the LFO filters on the Roland mixers) and, AND a 4 band EQ (high, high-mid, low-mid, low) -> perfect for beefing up the sound on some records... of course if you spin progressive, then chances are it sounds pretty fuckin good already! [​IMG]

    Peace & love. D
  23. Mike Richards

    Mike Richards TRIBE Member

    ...yeah the PMC 37...wicked board!!!!
  24. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    Thanks for all the feedback, I haven't check prices yet and i thought the A&H would be the most expensive, since it's not i think thats what i'll grab. Whats the price range on the xone64? i've seen american but not canadian my guess is around 1200?

  25. Platti Jay

    Platti Jay TRIBE Member

    A bit more then that. It's $1954 (Tax Included) at Dj Depot in Brampton. I can't wait till next month until I this puppy.

    Platti J

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