cdjs- pioneer OR technics????!

pionner cdj 1000's or technics sl-dz 1200's

  • technics sl-dz 1200's

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Nemco

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I'd personally say the CDJ's, but that's just because I own a CDJ-800 myself (the second one on its way - wahoo). The pioneers do have a much better reputation, and Pioneer has been making them a long time, so they're perfected as can be. The Technics tables (I'd love to play with those some time) are very fresh, seem to be good... but Pioneer is still the standard...
 

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Fushion Julz said:
or "a poor workman always blames his tools" perhaps?

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having never used CD decks before today, i've been tinkering with a pair of pioneer cdj 1000 Mk2s and a DJM600 mixer - and they kick ass! (soon to be in the studios of a national radio station near you :Wink3:)
got my head around cuing and beatmatching in time for the first mix to be smoooth as. :cool:
gets my vote..
 

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Sturdy Pete said:
having never used CD decks before today, i've been tinkering with a pair of pioneer cdj 1000 Mk2s and a DJM600 mixer - and they kick ass! (soon to be in the studios of a national radio station near you :Wink3:)
got my head around cuing and beatmatching in time for the first mix to be smoooth as. :cool:
gets my vote..

That's my set up! and hence gets my vote also. I've definitely banged my cdj-1000s around a bit and they are still working find, though they whir up a bit louder than they used to.

As for Technics not having a CD mode (as apposed to virtual vynil), I've never used this mode on my Pioneers since the edge of the platter works in this way all the time, only the top of the platter is ever V-vynil. DOn't know how this works on the Technics as I haven't got my hands on a pair yet.
 

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Jpsycho :P

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Can't vouch for the Technics cdj's cause I've never tried em... but I got the Pioneer cdj800's and went straight on to these from Technics 1210's vinyl decks and i found them really easy to learn.

One point to think about are you playing out in clubs alot?? If so you will find versions of pioneers everywhere. So it might be worth getting used to them at home. But not many clubs will be using the extra pricey Technics. :sun:
 

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technics have always joked all over pioneers.
ever seen pioneers kit at a party until they made the cd100's???? wheras technics have been industry standard in every music scene, not just poineers for psychedlic.
get the technics and youll be happier in the long run.
I chose gemini 400's over pioneer 500's before the technics came out cos of the operating system and order which you have to press buttons. Pioneers have a completely illogical order of doing things. Search, save cue, play, return to cue? Geminis automatically save the cue point from wherever you press play...much simpler.
i go so fa as to taking my decks and mixer out and about with me.
Sick of trying to mix on other peoples kit, cos it sounds shit, but at the end of the day it doesnt matter what you use, its what your used to.

peace.
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i sell all types of CD deck, and play with them all for hours most days. i've had a chance to figure them all out properly and i think people aren't gonna like my view. :sad:

technics:

altogether an awesome deck, but definately aimed at the hip-hop/d&b DJ. nice features like Stylus emulation and 4 hit sampler pads are pretty damn cool (play your own live drums hits over the top!). The inbuilt dynamic effects are a bit useless except autopan and no-one seems to know how to alter the effect parameter depth.
But the SD card not only allows you to play off of a big old 2GB card (no more skipping ever!) but future possibilites of downloading new operating systems with new effects. + you can copy from CD to SD
The platter FEELS GOOD! and is excellent for scratching and the solid metal construction is probably the most durable, only time (and desert & swamp parties) will tell.
The RRP of £799 is less good

Pioneer

obviously the time tested classic! and slightly more friendly on the wallet at £750 (RRP). So happy they also put in SD!
The only deck with a FULL wave preview of your tracks, a necessity i you like jumping around your tunes to reconstruct ineresting scenes.

These ones have performed in all adverse situations with very little failures (have yet to see a pair come in for repair!).

I think the platter on these can't compare with the new wave decks and their vinyl feel, but not every one likes/cares about that especially when not scratching. But ask a proper turntablist which they prefer and the technics will win!

and now the shocker :no:

Numark CDX!!

These are my favorite decks of the moment for several reasons.

RRP £599!! hurray!!

More useful feature than any other deck of the kind!!
A real spinning vinyl on slipmat for totaly wicky feel (works like a IR mouse), and a separate jog wheel for effects (all of which are cool!! like all numark decks) with useable sonar(phaser), filter, slide, chop & echo. the easiest deck to use and an awesome smart loop feature just like traktor (including halfing & doubling the loop length)

No SD on this one but it still plays MP3s.
The bad bit about these decks is that the are Huge (same size as vinyl deck) and completely plastic, they might not survive the harshest of outdoor festival life but time will tell...

The CDJ1000s will continue to be the Psy favorite as they are already so well established, and we know how afraid of change people are...

but since the technics were released weve only sold a few sets of pioneers, your average off the street punter comes in and instantly notices the Technics and laughs and the oldschool looking CDJ's. Still pumping out the CDJ100s though!! they will never die... :Wink3: :Wink3: :Wink3: :Wink3: :Wink3: :Wink3: :lol: :lol: :lol:

hope this is a little bit of help (gettin tired of people telling me to piss off/shut up) tring to be as neutral as possible.
Never forget the NS-88's my favorite! and look out for the tascam CDX1700, they got sum features! but keep on being sold the millisecond they come into the shop (not too sure about the Turntable Magic though)
 

Fushion Julz

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Hey Oaf....You left out the Denons!!!!

Seeing as you say you sell all types of decks, what price a pair of DN3000s?
 

oaf

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i'll suss out the dennons on monday and get a good price :bananada:
( i know how u loves em) :Wink3:
its probably not a good sign that the dennon's aren't plugged in on display but i'll givem a fair review, i still love ns-88s the most! :huh: :?
 
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