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ok, need some help choosing!
Im looking to get into the dj mix Im after something i can use to mix parties and i need something reliable but on a budget. I dont really wanna pay $500 for a unit.

Which is better compared?

Pioneer CDJ100's
Stanton C313's
or a cheap little pair of CDT525 GEMSOUND's

I want to be able to beatmatch so i need bpm

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Don't want to pay $500 for a unit? Try paying $2g each and $2.5g for a mixer.

And you don't need the bpm to beachmatch. You do it by ear not by sight.


CDJ100's are a nice simple unit and going fairly cheap at the moment. I had stanton C303's when I first started and they weren't bad for learning on but one of them kept fucking up. Can't really say too much about gemsound.

I'd probably go CDJ100's (I think they are about the $200each mar) and a cheap mixer from that list.
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Thanks Where did you see them for around $200?
Im searching locally but ive only found this.. http://www.djcity.com.au/products/cd...layer_452.html

Hmmm..
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You'll really struggle on that budget. You need two CD decks, a mixer, headphones, and then an amp and speakers to plug into.

Second hand is your best bet to get started, check this out: http://snurl.com/bgr49 (ebay link)

Old style dual CD players, not the best quality, but a reasonably solid setup. Then you still need headphones and some sort of amplification.

Forget BPM counters. They'll teach you to be a shit DJ from day one, and on cheap gear they only give you a ballpark anyway. If you use them as a crutch, one day you'll find yourself in a situation without them, and you'll mix like a retard on roey, and all the hot bitches will laugh at you. Mix with your ears.
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light sounds in brisbane are selling it for $200 each
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Im after something i can use to mix parties and i need something reliable but on a budget. I dont really wanna pay $500 for a unit.

i'd suggest bourbon + coke, or vodka + soda + lime if you want to get tricky. goes well at parties and can be had for much less than $500

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Oh I just realised that you soundboy wasn't talking about having a $500 budget. Advice still stands. Carry on.
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Someone in another thread posted about some new stanton dual cd player, which for the total unit was under $200 i think.
That would be a cheap and easy way to get into it, and then in 6 months-1 year you decide you love it and want to upgrade get something of better quality, more features etc
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Dual units are cool. They sure teach you how to mix properly.

Cheap Stanton tabletop players are not cool. They teach you not to touch the table or walk heavily, for fear of them jumping.
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Allright.. ive been shopping around..

http://www.djwarehouse.com.au/cat/in...uct_id=1107045
Comes with a case but it looks old!

http://www.djwarehouse.com.au/cat/in...uct_id=1163036
Looks pretty cool but not sure if its ok

http://www.djcity.com.au/products/cd...ayers_257.html
Looks ok, i wont need to buy a mixer since it has one built in.

hmm your opinions..??
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if you want to stay away from the dual cd setup have a look in the buying and selling forums... just go through a few pages do some searches if not make an expression of interest thread.
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Hmm ive had a look, nothing really in there..

What about the Behringer BCD2000? Im a fan of behringer, anyone use it?
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go here. its in the thread titled "Asking about MIXERS, CDJs, HEADPHONES, mp3s? Read This 1st!!!"

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bro Im getting these:http://www.djwarehouse.com.au/cat/in...uct_id=1163036

I intend to trash them for a few months and see what I want, what I need, what I feel like, and then re investing it.
Its less than $200... you cant go wrong.....
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I think i will go for this.. http://www.djwarehouse.com.au/cat/in...uct_id=1108363

Unless anyone wants to add some more opinions?
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bro Im getting these:http://www.djwarehouse.com.au/cat/in...uct_id=1163036

I intend to trash them for a few months and see what I want, what I need, what I feel like, and then re investing it.
Its less than $200... you cant go wrong.....

Shit, that's pretty fkn cheap. They used to be $600 or something. You've got the right approach, too. Get it, thrash it for a couple of months, then (this is my addition) sell it for $300. I'm going to go ahead and assume that Stanton have improved their skip protection.

Soundboy: I don't think you'll get any more value out of the setup you linked, than varven will out of this one. No one's going to say "hey, that looks great" to either of these things, because they're not. If you're in this for the long haul, you'll eventually have to cough up $2k+ for real gear. In the meantime, there's no point going half way with "slightly better" Stanton gear for $900 (in my opinion).
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Originally Posted by Funkedub

save more money ...

Im not after "the works" i just want something to practice on and do a few friends partys. Maybe in the future..

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Soundboy: I don't think you'll get any more value out of the setup you linked, than varven will out of this one. No one's going to say "hey, that looks great" to either of these things, because they're not. If you're in this for the long haul, you'll eventually have to cough up $2k+ for real gear. In the meantime, there's no point going half way with "slightly better" Stanton gear for $900 (in my opinion).

allright, so should i go for what varvens getting? his idea sounds reasonable
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I say go for it. And since you're saving so much cash, do the right thing with headphones and spend 2 to 3 hundred. Most of the cool kids get Sennheiser HD25 (not the SP model), I also like Technics RPDJ1200.
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Cheers
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how serious are you... cdj200s can be had for around 800-900 for two these days. plus 300-500 for a second hand/newbie mixer and 100 for headphones. just some ideas for another approach. Just saying, but 200 for that setup is quite reasonable.

If you have the time to save etc. and put together a kit i'd go for whats in my post... if not and you REALLY want something asap then get that cheaper set.
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