Need some advice on which CD decks to purchase

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  1. mini_molko

    mini_molko Member

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    Finally decided to upgrade my CD decks, as I'm sick/ashamed of using Numark all-in-one's... I've got about £500 to blow, and I've had a gander at a few players, but I need some advice on what would be the best ones to get.

    Firstly, the Kam decks- http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR237997 They seem to do what I want and a whole lot more, which is pretty good at such a cheap price, but I've never heard of Kam before and I'm slightly worried they might not last five minutes before something goes wrong.

    Secondly, the Citronics- http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR240288 They don't seem to be as flashy as the Kam's, but, by the sounds of it, Citronic seem to make quite reliable equipment...

    And last, but not least, the Denon's- http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR219132 These are bit more expensive, but I've heard Denoin make really good CD decks and rival Pioneer's CDJ's, so if that's true, it's probably worth shelling out the extra bit of money just so I have a pair of decks I can rely on...

    Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated, if anyone can reccomend any other CD decks worth buying, then even better...
     
  2. Vile

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    none of them!

    2nd hand pioneer 800 mk 2's!
     
  3. mini_molko

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    Hmmm, for less than £600 though? Just gonna have to hope I get lucky on Ebay...
     
  4. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    The Denon decks are great, better than 800s IMO (played both quite a bit).
     
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    I'd go with the Denon's
     
  6. Vile

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    i paid 600 for mine.. they look and work like there brand new!
    if denons are better dont u think they would use them in the clubs! eh
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Blah blah, clubs bought the Pioneers when they came out and haven't changed them, no point but if you're getting new ones, get the Denons. Also clubs don't buy the best gear necessarily.

    Have you played the Denons or are you just a Pioneer snob?
     
  8. Vile

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    i have used the denons once.. and they dont come close imo
     
  9. mini_molko

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    £600 for the pair?! They seem to be going for £600 each on Ebay...

    I'd be happy with a pair of Pioneers, 'cause I know they're durable and they seem to be every CD using DJ's wet dream, but I've noticed Denon's seem to be getting quite popular amongst a few DJ's, plus they're cheaper, so I may have to go for them.
     
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    skip the cds and just get one of the serato/torq/scratch programs
     
  11. Ms.Snow

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    The dennons are sweet but i would suggest getting a pioneer 800mk2, 1000 or even the 400. if you are playing out you will most likely see a pioneer(800/1000) in front of you.