Been giving a little thought into getting a set od cd decks. Havnt bought records in a good few years.. but have been getting the tingle to get back into getting new stuff on a regular basis.. and the thought of shelling out on average 100euro for 10 records makes my belly ache... mrsboombastic would cut me up aswell if I started shelling out a few hundred quid a month on tunes.
The idea of using downloads never really appealled to me, but I have started warming to it... I never thought that the top line model would be so fucking priceyy....
I need a new mixer aswell... so no way am I shelling out 1800 euro a piece!!!!
The technices mixer I have has been in use for about 14years now at this stage and has had it really.. the sound off it in its day was savage. But want to upgrade to be honest. As I said havnt done anything really in a few years, so stepping back into it is quite exciting!
I wouldnt consider anything except pioneer for cd decks... Just like I wouldnt use/buy anything except technics for decks.
Re: Pioneer - is this me being a snob? Honestly dont know, because when I was djing and cd decks started making an appearrance pioneer were the industry standard. Is this still the case?
well to be honest I have it narrowed down to 1 but these were the 2 I had narrowed it down to 2 with. I remember there was a thread a year or 2 ago about what folks thought about mixers... which was a top thread btw.
I often use a cdj 900 at a gig I do on the reg. I find it to be no better than the cdj1000mk3. I've used 2000s before as well and I wasn't blown away. The cdj1000mk3 has it all, its the best cd deck ever made and is far from obsolete. The new cdjs (900 and 2000) are just full of bells and whistles that do not appeal to me.
I have a pair of 800mk2s at home that get the job done but there is a bit of a gap between them and the 1000s.
Originally Posted by Kappa
If Brian Lenihan ever got the chance he'd eat you and everyone you care about.
Unless you wanna use vinyl mode on the Pioneer cdj's I'd recommend getting the denon cdj S1000. They're nice and cheap (about 700 euro for the pair) and are good quality. I, like yourself, got fed up of spending all that money on vinyl when I could get mp3's a fraction of the cost. I do like the Pioneers too but I wouldn't be bothered shelling out the money for them. I'm gonna put my mula towards a really nice mixer instead.
I thought that was the idea of all these cd players for dj's? The ability to use them like vinyl??
I mean whats the point of using them for mixing if you are not aboe to fine tune the speed, slow down a bit or speed up a bit with a flick of a finger ala vinyl?? dont all the cd players have this ' vinyl' lookalike platter on top of them? this is why I would of been leening towards pioneer anyway - the 'vinyl' platter on them just looks better from a user friendly viewpoint.