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Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by mISHKA, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. mISHKA

    mISHKA Member

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    Im not interested in scratch features, simple stutter cue is fine

    Im not interested in mp3 support (though would be a minor positive)

    Im looking for a solid CD deck which will skip as little as possible and possibly have memory for cue points

    here's what I've been looking at

    Pioneer CDJ-500S - old but capable I've been told

    Technics SL-DZ1200 - would look wicked next to my technics but how good is it?

    Pioneer CDJ-100 - el cheapo, is it good for the money though

    Stanton C 450

    Stanton S 304
     
  2. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    CDJ 100 is bollocks

    The 1200 looks cool but its too expensive for what it does.

    Pioneer 500s - Axis 8 is better.

    CDJ 1000 with mp3 is a very good but expensive choice.

    Don't know about the Stantons.
     
  3. mISHKA

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    Hmm, looks like I'll have to try and get a taster of them all, shame theres no DJ equipment shops about anymore FFS!

    Is the pioneer 100's REALLY that bad, i mean, I learnt to mix on a homemix cd decks combo and managed it, it was the fucking pits though
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Numark Axis range!!!!!
     
  5. DJHaze

    DJHaze I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    are these really that special for a decent prics ive heard from laods of people that they are good for the money.
    i.e 4 and 9 range
     
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    I dont trust Numarks everything I have used made by them has either failed or just been pants lol. How much are these axis jobbies then
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    My mates got them ones, they fuckin mint for the price u pay, only prob is u cant play mp3 cds on them but other thatn that as far as i can tell faultless, but I dont use em that often.
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Yes, they are complete shite. You might as well try and mix using your home cd decks.
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    I have two Axis players, played them out at some very dodgy places with beer and whiskey spilt on them as well as falling out of backpacks or off the tables. They've visited the repair shop as a result but they work fine because their mechanics are solid and the electronics are very good. You can't get better at the price (and they have cool effects and they're not Behringer quality.
     
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    DJHaze I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    which ones u got D?
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    8 and 9 - identical (I took them apart) apart from some minor software bits and a slightly different platter action.
     
  13. DJHaze

    DJHaze I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    what u mean identical u took them apart? mite grab myself a 9.
     
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    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    you can get a cdj-800 for less the £300 if your lucky on e-bay, i got mine off a mate for £230 and its the nuts, without paying £550 for a cdj-1000. no mp3s but a cd only costs what, 30p these days!
     
  16. DJ_Akro

    DJ_Akro GO BIG OR GO HOME!

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    i have the stantons, they're very sensitive but they work well
     
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    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    For about 200 I got Numark CDX. That has scratch features tho ><

    The stutter on it has a very nice button tho :D I love it
     
  19. Huoliuhi

    Huoliuhi I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    good!

    bump the thread up.