CDJ 100 Vs Other CDJ's

druid Oct 21, 2004

  1. druid

    druid Junior Members

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    Does any one know how accurate the pitch read out is on the 100?

    e.g. can it be pitched to say +3.00 or is it just +3.0 ?

    is there any point in buying other CDJ's if you dont scratch and all you want to do is mix?
     
  2. Drat Mafia

    Drat Mafia Total Member

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    probably not because everone uses pioneers and it saves a lot of confusion if u know how to work them before being presented by em :?

    as for pitch they move to 1 decimal place i think
     
  3. damion

    damion Pound Shop Alex Petridis

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    what in tintern abbey are you talking about?
    yeah 1DP... the 800s do 2DP, dunno about the 1000s

    i like pissing about with the looping and scratching on the 800s but then the 100s have the effects..... advice would prolly be to buy the 100s and spend the money you've saved on tunes :P
     
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    Same goes.
    :dito: :Smile3:
     
  5. druid

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    well the reason why im asking is because i have pioneer dmp 555. but i was thinking i could just sell them and downgrade to cdj100 and buy some other stuff with the extra cash.

    but i think 2 decimal points sounds alot better than 1, so im still not sure.
     
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    wes Junior Members

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    buy Pioneers.
    unless you want to mix MP3's (Pioneers don't but every other brand does) imo just burn you CD's as audio,easy to do and very simple.
    if you have to have something that feels like mixing on a deck then get the Newmarks

    Like the feature on Pioneers 1000 Mrk II's with the memory that remembers cue/loop points on every CD you ever put in it and has memory card you can download it take with you when you play out. These puppies cost £699 quid though (im sure if u hunted round u may find em 20-50£ cheaper or perhaps hung on and prayed some1 did a deal in the jan sales)

    if ur comin of vinyl and goin to cdj's perhaps look at the technics as well.
    though honestly cant help think that with the technics cdj, u just buyin the name ina way, they r very good dont get me wrong but, this is a feild now open to a lot more companies that ur standard record dexs r.
    i sold my dexs back in 2000, and kinda left playin tunes alone, just got a mass collection of records still, but after lookin at the spec's available nowadays on cd decs im seriously considering buyin a pair of pioneer's.
    got loads more i cud add to this but its early and details r evading my brain.

    (adds im pretty sure that its the pioneer 1000's that r fastly bcomin club standard choice.which is a good thing if u want to play out.argh so much information and not the right time of nite to write it)
    peace.
     
  7. Geoff3

    Geoff3 Direct DJ

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    I love my 800s big time, infact when does work finish, can't wait to get home :Wink3: (sorry not a very constructive review)
     
  8. damion

    damion Pound Shop Alex Petridis

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    what in tintern abbey are you talking about?
    i'm with you all the way geoff. tonight i plan to mess about with hallucinogen in dub until i can get beats international dub be good to me to fit over the top
     
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    Being mainly vinyl based Ive had a CDJ 100 for nearly a year now for playing promo's (which mainly come on CD now) & choons Ive copied, also so that when I start producing I can play me own choons out. The CDJ 100 is really easy 2 use, light weight 4 transporting, and has the special effects which r a real bonus! As Im now venturing in2 playing psy Ive invested in a CDJ 1000 as well which is even easier 2 use coz u can cue it up in vinyl mode, plus the looping facility & wave display thingy helps 4 seeing when a break down is coming. As 4 the Technics deck, I didnt really rate unless u wanna play loads of mp3's, and the dennon deck is miles 2 complicated!

    In short, it dont matter which model u buy, just make sure its Pioneer! :Smile3:
     
  10. Fushion Julz

    Fushion Julz Sound Bod

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    Buy Pioneer AT YOUR PERIL!!!!

    Pioneer have absoloutly NO, Zero, Zilch, Nada concept of customer service!!!

    I have just tried (again) to get a spare part from them....A simple, easy to lose pitch slider cap for my CDJ 500 II...

    They directed me to SEME...I spent 10mins in their queueing system and then they say they don't have that part listed....
    It will take a "few days" for them to make an enquiry (even though Pioneer think they are available) to see if they are available...I can't actually order one until they formally tell me that they are available and how much they will cost....
    I even offered to pay in advance for it to make it quicker...No deal, though...I have to phone back "in a few days" to ask to see if they have had a reply on their query...They can't/won't call me!

    Compare and contrast:
    I have just ordered a similar missing slider cap for my Spirit Folio mixing desk...in the post tonight from Harman, FOC, too, as it is listed at 20p and he didn't want to charge me!!

    Both items (CDJ and the mixer) are of a similar original value!!

    Take some advice, chap...Fuck Pioneer....buy Numark, Tascam, Stanton, Technics, Gemini...actually anything BUT Pioneer....
     
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    and Julz's demise of pioneer continues :P
     
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    hugoblin From Parts Unknown

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    buy pioneer, simple as that.

    the way wich they work makes the most sense out of all of em, ive had my 800's for 8 months now. nothing has gone wrong with them, however one of my mates 800's stopped working due to bieng in a hot hot enviroment and just wouldnt turn on, it was sent back to were it was purhased and fixed. i dont think the customer service was bad, coz now the dek works again and it didnt before.

    HEAR YE, HEAR Ye . . .pioneer do make the bestest decks
     
  13. norty303

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    Julz, after all of the hassles i've had with getting knobs and things for Pioneer stuff you might like to call Sapphires, they got me replacement DJM600 knobs within 5 days. Not great but may be a little easier if you HAVE to get pioneer spares. They also told me that they could get most spares quickly as they were a priority supplier
     
  14. Fushion Julz

    Fushion Julz Sound Bod

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    Cheers, Adam, but ALL Pioneer spares are supplied through SEME (in the UK)...Even Sapphires will have to get them through them!

    It isn't SEMEs' fault, really, cos Pioneer just don't offer the service...Other than what SEME buy for their stock, all parts are kept in a central european warehouse (in Belgium) and if you want the parts that SEME don't keep in anything like a rush, you pay the carriage from Belgium

    However, if SEME can't sort out their parts list, I'll talk to Sapphires cos they might have some in stock (well, I can hope, eh?)
     
  15. Fushion Julz

    Fushion Julz Sound Bod

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    G'wan, then, tell us how long that took!
     
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    Saw a load of pioneer 800s on e-bay £398 each. brand new as well.......and the student loan arrived on friday mwaaaaahhhaaahhhaaaaa *attempted evil laugh.*
    Check it out....not sure how many the supplier has left but a steal surely??!!
     
  17. norty303

    norty303 Member (Todger)

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    I hear what you're saying Julz, but at least Sapphires are ok to deal with (let them deal with SEME) and they actually delivered quicker than SEME said they'd be able to.

    Not sure how they'd be about laser assemblies tho..... :unsure:
     
  18. hugoblin

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    dont actually know how long it took to get it fixed, but i supect it took a while. there complicated things what with all them circuits n stuff.

    i just think there the most fun to play with. and make the most sense to use. :Grin:
     
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    im either gettin the pioneer 100's or the numark axis....anybody played with both? the axis is cheaper, are the pioneers worth the extra?
     
  20. norty303

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    The pioneer have got a nicer feel to them IMO (and a few others think so too). The jog wheel is more damped than the Numark which feels like it could spin away from you a bit, depends on how you mix.

    The Numark also selects track by a twisting knob rather than buttons which some don't like (but its normally because they're playing out and come across it for the first time as they're about to play their set!)

    I can vouch for the 100's robustness. I managed to knock one of mine off the table whilst playing and it didn't skip a beat. Prob best to try them for yourself. I've had mine for quite a while now and they get used fairly hard when they do at parties and there's nothing wrong with them yet, so whilst Pioneer service might be a consideration, don't let it cloud the simple issues of whether you like them or not
     
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