Which mixer should I buy?

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  1. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    Need to upgrade mixer, want it to be 4 channel, don't wanna pay above £300. £250 or less would be better.

    I'm thinking the djm500 (maybe 600)

    or allen and heath xone 62.

    What would you advise?
     

  2. wingz

    wingz everyones fav austrian

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    xone, always
     
  3. Howitzer

    Howitzer Active Member

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    The behringer ddm4000 got a decent writeup a while back. I think thats about the best youre gonna get for 300, unless you look REALLY hard on second hand sites for a few months.

    Remember, you get what you pay for, especially with audio gear.
     
  4. wingz

    wingz everyones fav austrian

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    okay. one advice: do not ever, ever and ever get behringer. seriously, just don't.
     
  5. The Watcha

    The Watcha Well-Known Member

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    This. Bought a 42 a few months back & has been one of the best investment with regard to mixing
     
  6. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Was gonna say that you don't need 4 channels but then I realised my mixer has 4 channels so I can't really say anything.


    IMO buy new...I'm guessing you're gonna be drawn to the Xone 22 but to be honest Id suggest this for the same price.. http://www.decks.co.uk/products/mixers/vestax/vmc004_black


    I always buy Ecler though HTH.
     
  7. Dr Meninges

    Dr Meninges New Member

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    Hello there.

    I have been reading a lot about Ecler Nuo (2.0, 3.0, 4.0) mixers, and they seems to be a good choice. The 'only' problem that seems to have (i repeat, i don't have it, just what i have read about on reviews, personal opinions, etc...), is that send / return function don't work as intendeed, and you need to mess with channel / fx gains...but all the rest seems to be really good.

    At the moment, i have an urei 1601 (2 channels mixer, i'm really happy with it, but its getting older and i'm in need of more channels), and have been thinking (and saving lol) a lot about wich mixer should i choose.

    On the other hand, i have used an American Audio MX 1400 (no DSP), and i think it's a really good mixer. 4 channels (with individial output meter), 3 phono, 4 line, 2 mic, each input can be assignable to every channel...). I have been searching it in my country but i didn't found any place that they still sell it. It's fairly cheap (200-250 eur), but hard to find, and tbh i don't know how long it's going to long, or if it have bad parts etc...I would like to own one tbh.

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    You can also try Urei 1603 series (Soundcraft), they have 4 channels, they are not very expensive, but they are out of stock (second hand). They are tanks.

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    Regards.
     
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  8. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    2nd hand xone 62, may have a couple of peculiarities but still worth working them out. Just keep checking ebay, eventually youll get one for really cheap
     
  9. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    and with behringer, you get shit...no matter how much you pay.

    saying that, my cheapy behringer does the job, but the EQ's are beyond shit.
     
  10. DeeGun

    DeeGun DeegBerg

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    I have a Behringer DJX 626. It´s about 7 years old and there is nothing wrong with it. Same with my BCD 3000. My amp is a no name product that got talked down everywhere in the net but works like a charm. Defo going to buy the Behringer CMD Studio 4A, if it finally gets available.

    The only things that I experienced breaking in no time where Pioneer (time and time again, oh boy!), Denon and lots of other overpriced bullshit. :smash:
     
  11. Binary_UK

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    except the ddm4000 is decent, the only decent mixer they have made.

    Imo, get a used xone 42 or 62, can find them for a good price, and they are the best mixers around.
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Hey that's my mixer...and what a beauty she is!
     
  13. Dr Meninges

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    Any problem with it (leds, death channels, etc...)? I'm really happy with my urei 1601...thinking about getting the 1603 if i see any bargain.

    BTW, many people thinks that urei mixers are pretty ugly lol, i really love that simple and clear workspace.
     
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    that Urei mixer does look really cool!
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    My bad I have an Ecler 4.0 that Urei was my first mixer. Got them mixed up it's Eclers I was thinking of.
     
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  16. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    nuo, or evo? I was looking at the nuo 4.0 for ages as it's the cheapest decent mixer with 4 phonos as far as I can tell?

    I'm too broke for it now anyway mind
     
  17. Harry3

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    people always describe the xone62 as being "weird", how so?
     
  18. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    not entirely sure whats up with mine, some of the channels can be leaky with their volume fader all the way down, channels 5 and 6 always work fine for me though so not too much of a problem.

    saying this i did pick it up for £225 about a year and a half ago...and still accidentally change the filter to low pass every so often :(
     
  19. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    i got the ddm4000 works great had no problems with it
    i also had the djx700 before that fell apart and was pretty terrible
     
  20. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    not entirely sure whats up with mine, some of the channels can be leaky with their volume fader all the way down, channels 5 and 6 always work fine for me though so not too much of a problem.

    saying this i did pick it up for £225 about a year and a half ago...and still accidentally change the filter to low pass every so often :(



    saying that this thread inspired me to find out whats up and i think its just old channel faders that need replacing.