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Turntable Purchase Do's and Don'ts

ADT

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Its that time of year! Tax Returns =D

a whole summers work at %35 has got me financed for new equipment just in time for graduation :).

So, I'm looking for buying tips.

Heres what im looking at..

DJM - 600
+ 2 M3Ds

i figured the Pioneer aside from being a good mixer, would be good for promoting because alot of djs seem to like using it (yes/no?).. would it be smarter to get something more sturdy and maybe less expensive?

is it worth getting M3Ds or should i just get used MK2s?

questions that need answering...:)

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dj Red Turtle

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Well the m3d's do look nice but the only MAJOR difference between those and the mk2 is the pitch controller. (There is no lock groove for 0 pitch). I have one of each. As for mixers, for that amount you can buy an Allen and Heath with an effect module. (still probably be cheaper then the 600). I'm so tired. I'm still at work and its 4:30 in the morning. i'm out


Kev
 

Mr_Furious

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the general concensus seems to be that the allen and heath is a better quality mixer for around the same price with just as many (if not more) features.
 
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Dj_Casper

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SCREW THE TECHNICS AND GET THE SILVER VESTAX AND A VESTAX MIXER. IT'S WORTH IT.
I HAVE A TECHNICS, AND IT'S ALL FUCKED UP NOW AFTER 2 YEARS.
TRUST ME, VESTAX ARE WORTH PAYING THE EXTRA 2 BILLS, YOU WON'T HAVE AS MANY PROBLEMS THEN YOU WOULD WITH THE TECHNICS.

I'M NEVER GETTING A TECHNICS AGAIN.

PEACE
 

ADT

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My friend has those vestax, they work well enough except for the tone are on one is a little funky sometimes.. you have to lick the cartridge connectors..
 
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ADT

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The club has a vestax PMC25 2 channel mixer, it doesnt look like much but the sound is fukin

sweeeeeeet..

round $700

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pr0nstar

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I have my Technic mk2s for 10 years and they're still going strong @ my friends house.

I've had my m3ds for a few years.. not a problem.

As for the Vestax's never used them... looks like they'd be more to repair if they had a problem with all the electronics.

pr0nstar My 2 Cents.
 

kennyboy

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Originally posted by Dj_Casper
SCREW THE TECHNICS AND GET THE SILVER VESTAX AND A VESTAX MIXER. IT'S WORTH IT.
I HAVE A TECHNICS, AND IT'S ALL FUCKED UP NOW AFTER 2 YEARS.
TRUST ME, VESTAX ARE WORTH PAYING THE EXTRA 2 BILLS, YOU WON'T HAVE AS MANY PROBLEMS THEN YOU WOULD WITH THE TECHNICS.

I'M NEVER GETTING A TECHNICS AGAIN.

PEACE

Guess you had some bad luck with the Technics. However, IMO there is no option here. Technics all the way. And if you may as well buy new since used are sometimes hard to find, andthere not a whole lot cheaper than new.

Mixer go with Vestax or A&H.
 

Mike Richards

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Originally posted by ADT
The club has a vestax PMC25 2 channel mixer, it doesnt look like much but the sound is fukin

sweeeeeeet..

round $700


The PMC 25 has been discontinued and has been replaced by the PMC 250. It's a little cheaper but it is now made in china as apposed to japan like the PMC 25.

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zoo

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the only way i'd get turntables, is if i had final scratch also

carrying around a backpack full of vinyl is overrated.
 

ADT

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^^^ zoo has yet to discover that buying vinyl is ..

more fun than cds..

and you get better tracks..

and you get rarer tracks..

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ADT

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and you support artists who need it..

instead of star djs, or internet gurus..

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Adam Duke

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I'm picking up my Allen & Heath this weekend. It FAR surpasses the Pioneer mixers, equals Rane mixer output, is cheaper than the others and is built to withstand a bomb. Why is buying a mixer even a question anymore?

I've played on Vestax tables. Sure, they have more bells & whistles, but FEEL them. Technics last FOREVER and guess what tables you'll be playing on in any club? That's right...TECHNICS! Besides, good, solid metal casings beat plastic toy casings anyday.

My dilemma has now become whether to get final scratch or an Access Virus indigo with my work bonus & income tax....Don't diss final scratch, Lee - there's SO much maeuverability to be had with it! And whoever said, you'd stop buying vinyl because of it?

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poker face

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I am not dissing it, I just can't stand cd dj's or mp3 dj's.

The only thing final scratch would be good for is dropping your original tracks.

and @m I am going to slap you in the face with lunchon meat if you don't agree whit me! :D
 

sentence

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I would pass on the M3D's and get the Mk2's. They're really not worth the extra loot. Spend the money you save on a flight case for your mixer.

To decide on either the DJM600 or the A&H, you should decide what type of effects you like best. The A&H is killer for filter sounds a la disco house stlye while the DJM600 is a little more traditional with effects like echo, flange, reverb, and it has a filter too (albeit a fairly simple one in comparison). Both mixers are wicked and wouldn't receive complaints from even the largest dj.
The vestax posted above (pmc 250) is, in my opinion, the best 2 channel mixer on the market. Its got the best kill switches available (little mini faders), and it sounds amazing. Worth every penny.

And as for the Vestax vs. Technics debate.....well the debate goes on but if you're thinking of using them at parties i'd go with the 1200's simply because there are dj's out there who might not be comfortable on the vestax decks.

.....that's my 2 cents.
 

ADT

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Originally posted by sentence

The vestax posted above (pmc 250) is, in my opinion, the best 2 channel mixer on the market. Its got the best kill switches available (little mini faders), and it sounds amazing.

My thoughts exactly, those little faders beat the #@$% out of buttons, but you dont even neen kills really with filters that clean..

I compared the sound on that to my friends numark and it was like night and day..

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