Vestax 275

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by dj Red Turtle, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. dj Red Turtle

    dj Red Turtle TRIBE Promoter

    I tried out this mixer at my friends house. It felt pretty solid. Sound was ok. Anyways, any opinions on this one?
  2. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    i know two people who own it and both of theirs are broken or have been broken. one of them broke within 4 months of him buying it.
  3. Lexicon

    Lexicon TRIBE Member

    hmmmmm funny u asked, I was trying it out at my friend's place last weekend, wasn't too bad of a mixer....

    By any chance, your name is Kevin, Red Turtle?
  4. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    actually i think they both had the 270 so maybe the 275 has better parts?
  5. quantumdj

    quantumdj TRIBE Member

    I own one. I find it a very reliable, solid mixer. I hear a lot of rumours about problems, but I havent had a single one. Its great if you're experimenting with three decks, if I wasnt I would have bought a Red Infader, but i'm very satisfied with it.
  6. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    <hug djm500>
    Haven't tried that Vestax, but most of the others I have tried are pretty decent mixers.
    But most decent Vestax I speak of start at $500 and go up over $1500.

    pr0nstar [​IMG]
  7. RJ45

    RJ45 TRIBE Member

    That's bad right?
  8. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    in both instances, i recommended the water and rocks method.
  9. quantumdj

    quantumdj TRIBE Member

    The 270 is a rip off. The 275 has good parts. What I heard is that the 17a was just a cheap version of the 27a, designed for an entry level market. They didnt expect that the 17a would be the more popular one, although it cost half as much. So to sell the 27a, they had to cut its $1100+ price tag. Solution: the 270, a 27a on the outside, but a 17a on the inside. Big mistake. The 270 was a shitty mixer. So their next solution was to redo the 27a, but introduce more a efficient manufacturing process to cut the costs, to make the 275.

    Now I could be wrong, because the person who told me this was trying to sell one. Nonetheless, I have had no problems.

  10. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    i've had the 275 for 2+ months and i love it....the crossfader has been tested to withstand over 1 million slides...apparently the channel faders are what goes first, so you gotta be gentle with em.

    for $700, you get what you pay for - a good medium quality mixer that feels great to use

  11. dj Red Turtle

    dj Red Turtle TRIBE Promoter

    Yes it is. Whos this?
  12. Lexicon

    Lexicon TRIBE Member

    It's Aaron here.
    I was at a friend's (Alan) place somewhere at Richmond Hill last friday, and I just thought you might be the Kevin I met there.....
  13. dj Red Turtle

    dj Red Turtle TRIBE Promoter

    Hey Aaron , whats up. Whatcha guys doing this Friday. Up for another session? One more thing.... whens your show? You can email me at
  14. Lexicon

    Lexicon TRIBE Member

    haha.. okay, Kev, I'll hit you up with an e-mail later this evening about the show.
    It'll be on friday, I'll provide you with more info on that....

    Not sure if there'll be any session this week, I'll let u know if anything comes up.

  15. quantumdj

    quantumdj TRIBE Member

    Fortunately, they are replaceable, just like a crossfader. The entire top panel comes off, and voila, replaceable components.
  16. dj Red Turtle

    dj Red Turtle TRIBE Promoter

    Sounds good Aaron. Talk to you soon. Lates.
  17. Gunark

    Gunark TRIBE Member

    The PMC 270 is the shitty cheap one. The PCV 275 is nice and solid (it better be cuz I own one [​IMG]

    My only complaint about this mixer is the lack of a cue fader. Split cue is kind of gay.

    But other than that I can't say enough good things about it. The whole thing just screams quality.
  18. Gunark

    Gunark TRIBE Member

    Uh yeah. I promise to read the whole thread before posting next time.
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I think I'm going to buy one of these.
  20. Spinsah

    Spinsah TRIBE Member

    My cross fader blew after just two months of use...and I hardly ever use a cross fader to begin with.

    Just a warning, it's still a sweet mixer.
  21. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    I like the Vestax R-1. It was a great mixer for a great price.

    jeremy -it was free- jive
  22. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

  23. dj Red Turtle

    dj Red Turtle TRIBE Promoter

    Not saving up for the pioneer anymore?
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm going to get something high end a little down the line, maybe even a 600 or a rane but right now I have a party to pay for and can't afford it. [​IMG]
  25. Kalemic

    Kalemic TRIBE Promoter

    I own the "inferior" 270a but still really like it and have had no problems at all so far. So I can only assume that the 275 is that and better.

    Now MY STUPID ROOMATE just came home with a Allen & Heath Xone:62 and I have been playing with it for the last hour and a half...

    OH. MY. GOD.

    Like I said I like my mixer but if you can hold back and save your money... GET THE XONE:62!!!! God I'm in love with it and may have to hurt my roomate to get it, the sound quality is phenominal!!

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