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Trying to Decide on a New Mixer - need some user advice
I'm looking at upgrading from my 3yr old DXM06 over the next few weeks.
Still can't decide what to get. So far I have narrowed it down to either Nuo5, Xone 92 or DJM800. They all have their Pro's and Con's and not one of them would keep me 100% pleased but I'll buy whatever is the best fit in the end.

Shits me that Pioneer did not include full cut EQ's again. Do they do this for a reason and is it such a problem not to have full cut???
Basically it would be good to get some feedback on what styles of mixing these 3 models are suited for. I mix primariliy Tech house Minimal and Prog.
The DXM06 was fine to learn on but I think I am quickly outgrowing it. I own both decks and CDJ's now so 2 channels is pushing it. Also the faders on the DXM06 are not very smooth and the sound seems quite average. Any improvements in these areas would be a bonus.

Since I own both Turntables and CD's would I be better off owning a Digital Mixer or an analouge mixer?? To date I don't use EFX's a great deal. Probably Filter is the most useful one. Price is not an issue as they are all arount the same ballpark price.

I'm gonna try and have a play with each mixer if possible over the next two weekends but any advise would be appreciated.

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there's a new vestax PMC580 coming out.... it may or may not be a viable option.
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Don't forget the Denon dn-x1500. 4ch mixer fully digital etc, your favourite effect the filter is available, as is a separate send/return section, and sampler. I mix the same type of tunes as you, and rate this mixer very well - it's also a damn sight cheaper than your other options.
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I heard that the DJM800 is not ideal if you are using TT's.

Are the Faders & EQ's on the Nuo similar to the 92???

Something I like about my DXM06 is the ability to practise mix through my headphones. This is good for late night mixing so I dont piss off the neighbours. Will I be able to do this with these 3 mixers?
And do you hear post or pre EQ's sound through the cans on these mixers?

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You wouldnt happen to be selling your old DXM06 would you?
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You wouldnt happen to be selling your old DXM06 would you?

Probably not. Will most likely keep as a spare. Always good to have if something needs to be sent in for repair.
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Yeah love the effect on the DJM800, also really disapointed it does not do full kills. Since I have Denon cd though it would be cool to try the Denon 1500, though surely DJM looks solid.
For now though I do appreciate my little DNX300, was thinking may be hooking up a Pio efx.
I do like the DJM909 from spec but never touched that beast, and looks like does not have full kills as well.

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Don't forget the Denon dn-x1500. 4ch mixer fully digital etc, your favourite effect the filter is available, as is a separate send/return section, and sampler. I mix the same type of tunes as you, and rate this mixer very well - it's also a damn sight cheaper than your other options.


^^^ i actually cant stand this mixer If your going to look into them make sure you look at the Dn-x1500s - the straight 1500 has some serious fader lag and firmware issues which annoy the crap outta me. Also - its a little pet hate of mine - but i really like having switches for my line/phono selection - purely for cutting madness and espescially for use with echo effects. Rotating selector nobs FTL (although yes i am aware of the pro's of havin them.)
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Yeh the upfaders - being all digital - have poor response if you're going ballistic with them.. not something I tend to deal with doing my lush 3min long transitions mwahahaha
The line/phono switches are a bugger yes, all the way at the back unlike pioneers etc - you love the good ole flick/flick "effect" eh?

Anyway, sounds like Paul ain't concerned with the Denon as an option
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^^^^ Yeah I'm reffering to the sound quality. Turntables produce an analouge signal. The DJM800 will then convert it to a Digital signal. I have heard there are some issues there.

Your right. nothing against Denon but I have narrowed it down to these three.
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I can add one more piece of advice relevant to 2 of your 3 chosen mixers - the Pioneer vs Xone... Pio will NOT allow you to use both external EFX and onboard EFX at the same time. (say for example you want to build a filtered echo the likes of Sasha )
The Xone goes one step further than this, and has TWO filters for simultaneous use - so, if you had three hands you'd be buying the Xone over the Djm lol
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Something I like about my DXM06 is the ability to practise mix through my headphones. This is good for late night mixing so I dont piss off the neighbours. Will I be able to do this with these 3 mixers?
And do you hear post or pre EQ's sound through the cans on these mixers?

The DJM-800 will do it fine and from memory is post EQ, the Zone92 can mix in the headphones also and I'm not sure on the Nuo5 as I have never played with it.
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^^Cool. if anyone can confirm with the Nuo it would be greatly appreciated.
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The line/phono switches are a bugger yes, all the way at the back unlike pioneers etc - you love the good ole flick/flick "effect" eh?

flick/flick only so so - flick/echo/flick i absolutely love drop in a few stabs for echoing highhats = nice!
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I can add one more piece of advice relevant to 2 of your 3 chosen mixers - the Pioneer vs Xone... Pio will NOT allow you to use both external EFX and onboard EFX at the same time. (say for example you want to build a filtered echo the likes of Sasha )
The Xone goes one step further than this, and has TWO filters for simultaneous use - so, if you had three hands you'd be buying the Xone over the Djm lol

The Pioneer will allow the use of your outboard/external effects via send/return and the colour effects simultaneously allowing you to layer effects.

You can also layer effects by the main effects and the colour effects without the need for an additional outboard/external effects unit.

Just adding this to clear it up.
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^^Cool. if anyone can confirm with the Nuo it would be greatly appreciated.

The Nuo3 does, I assume the 5 does too, go into a store and play with one.
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have you checked out vestax pmc-cx, a nice piece of gear. you can put the rotary knobs if you get bored of sliders,

http://www.platinum-records.com/Vest...X-prod7174.htm
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The Pioneer will allow the use of your outboard/external effects via send/return and the colour effects simultaneously allowing you to layer effects.

You can also layer effects by the main effects and the colour effects without the need for an additional outboard/external effects unit.

Just adding this to clear it up.

Cool cool, must admit I had the 600 in my head when typing that
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have you checked out vestax pmc-cx, a nice piece of gear. you can put the rotary knobs if you get bored of sliders,

http://www.platinum-records.com/Vest...X-prod7174.htm

Yeah that is a sweet mixer. Unfortunatley its out of my price range. Also i dont have the room for a rack mixer
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Yeah pretty sure the NUO 5 is post eq will try and check at home tonight if I remember.
The large rotary knobs are great and the crossfader is great once you get used to it and would be especially good if you were scratching..
Before I had one of these I didnt really think much about effects but the wet/dry cross fader on this is so good... Would thoroughly recommend one of these without reservation.

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for those that are saying you can't use more than one effects thing on the pioneers etc, have u ever tried simply plugging in the master out of your mixer into the effects unit, and then sending that to the speakers?
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for those that are saying you can't use more than one effects thing on the pioneers etc, have u ever tried simply plugging in the master out of your mixer into the effects unit, and then sending that to the speakers?

Not when I'm taking over the decks from a previous set
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you don't want to put any (especially an EFX500) in the permanent audio chain. they are most likely the weakest point.
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So how do the Upfaders and EQ's on the Nuo5 compare to the Xone 92?

Sorry guys. I promise I will try both on the weekend (hopefully if thats possible)
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great. the 92 faders are longer than the nuo's which i like. but the nuo is a less busy mixer in that area i think.... i prefer the nuo in the fader department even though the faders are quite short.

my review of the nuo sums up my feelings on the mixer. over time I've come to learn the quibbles of both mixers, and I honestly think the only reason why i would buy a Xone is I'd be more likely to see it in a club. ditto for the pioneer 800. although i wouldn't own a 600 if I were paid
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cant help but laugh at "upfaders"

seriously guys, they are called faders (yep, those ones that go up... and down!)
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ok ok Faders

or what about.... Those slidie things that go up and down??
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dunno about nuo5 but the xone ones are smooth as no resistance, you could prolly blow in it and the fader will move. i think nuo5 is similar cause they are magnetic or some shit like that.
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I'm in a pretty similar boat at the moment .... i more or less decided on the DJM800 before bracko mentioned the new vestax mixer .... really looks nice ... wondering about the price a bit still. I also came by the the new Korg mixers while looking for info on the vestax mixer... The Korg Zero4 specifically also looks really nice but i dunno when its coming out... if it just got shown at a show could mean another year or two before its available in stores here yeh? Kinda new to the DJ scene so I wouldn't know what sorta time frames they use in the mixer market from showcasing to release. You could also look at the Mackie d.4 ... looks alright as well but again not released... dunno if its worth waiting for these mixers. Guess i goto wait till i can look at some specs/release dates and compare. The bonus to waiting is it forces u to actually save for it rather then throwin 2 grand on ur credit card
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get an 62/92

having 4band eq is genius, if you can nail 4 bands at home you can work any 3 band mixer no probs
it gives you so much more room to move in the mix
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I just went from a pio 600 to an xone62 recently and am absolutely stoked with the 62. Sound is incredible, filters and eq's are rather sharp and just a very well put together box all round.
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Ok played with a DJM800 and a 92 today.
The 92 looked a bit scary at first but after 5 minutes on it it all started to make sense.
Faders were sweet and the sound was nice. EQ's felt a little cramped but nothing to cry about, they felt smooth and consistant so that makes up for it

Did not spend too much time on the 800. It has heaps of features and feels much better than the 600 but it did not have the same feel of the 92. I think the 800 would seem great at first but you would get sick of the fancy features after a few months. I think overall its a great package but I dont think it has mastered the basics like the A&H has. I think the 92 would be more of a learning experience to use in the long term.

I'll hopefully get to use a Nuo5 tomorrow. It will have to be pretty good to consider over the 92.

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get an 62/92

having 4band eq is genius, if you can nail 4 bands at home you can work any 3 band mixer no probs
it gives you so much more room to move in the mix

newb question i guess but how does using a 4 band EQ make it easier to use a 3band one? Wouldnt it be frustrating having less control on a 3band after getting used to 4?
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In term of price tough the cheapest DJM800 I have seen is $1500, while the Xone 92 is still a bit more expensive.

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^^^ price is not really an issue for me. I see this as a long term investment

BTW $1500 for a DJM800 is very cheap. Is that new or used?
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New there:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BRAND-NEW-PIO...QQcmdZViewItem

But I would pick it up though, in case...

Anyway I would go for the xone 92 as well if price is not an issue...and just add an efx1000.

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i know you said no rackmount but this thing looks damn fine plus you can change the knobs for faders.

http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR220703
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i know you said no rackmount but this thing looks damn fine plus you can change the knobs for faders.

http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR220703

Looks like a RM version of the 92
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New there:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BRAND-NEW-PIO...QQcmdZViewItem

But I would pick it up though, in case...

Anyway I would go for the xone 92 as well if price is not an issue...and just add an efx1000.

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Or a KP3 I'll worry about that when If I want to get EFX happy. KP3 looks pretty good.
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Looks like a RM version of the 92

not really, it doesnt have 2 mid knob and you only have one filter and can only assign 1 channel, with 92 you can assign any channel with any filter, and with xone you can combine filters you can press lpf or hpf and even all 3 together and with the lfo and faders you can make that cutoff echo sound that pioneer does when you use phono switch with echo/delay.
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For me: and im sure a few of these issues have been raised already.

DJM Pioneers Series (simple full control easy to use, i love them when i dj pissed in a club as there so simple to get around, and you can mix fully in the headphones, knowing exactly whats coming out the other end. (if that makes sense) love the effects and even BPM occasionally.

The Allen & Heath (FFUUCCKK) the amount of times ive walked into a club and seen these and just gone of fuck! not again, i almost put my fist through the one at YU.

You can only (i found) fully mix through the headphones on split, which is awful, you take the bass half out and almost the whole track disapears there's no Master to listen through (as i said) to many little knobs and buttons to press, and get confused with. The last time i Dj'd with one of these i spent the first 25 mins of my set, just pressing all the buttons.

However it has a great sound but i wont be buying one until A & H sort out and make the whole unit more Drunk DJ friendly.

saying that i should buy one just to get my head around how it works....
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i know you said no rackmount but this thing looks damn fine plus you can change the knobs for faders.

http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR220703

this mixer is sex.

if i was installing a mixer in a venue I'd prolly install this
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You can only (i found) fully mix through the headphones on split, which is awful, you take the bass half out and almost the whole track disapears there's no Master to listen through (as i said) to many little knobs and buttons to press, and get confused with. The last time i Dj'd with one of these i spent the first 25 mins of my set, just pressing all the buttons.

However it has a great sound but i wont be buying one until A & H sort out and make the whole unit more Drunk DJ friendly.

saying that i should buy one just to get my head around how it works....

the cue on xone actually has two knobs, monitor is your normal cue and then there is one knob right above it which allows you to bring the track into the mix thru the headphones, if you know how to use it its pretty cool, plus you can also press any headphone button together and you get the same shit you get with pioneer. but the extra cue knob is awesome for mixing thru the phones.the only thing with xone is that its a pain in the arse when you run the efx 500 thru it, you actually have to run it thru a mic. channel, where with pioneer you press the button. but fuck the efx, the filters on xone have a squillion of possibilities
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turn the fucking monitor down so you can hear the cans. besides, mixing off the trebles is far easier.
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sorry to hijack but im in the same boat atm, love playing progressive and have a dxm06, its time to upgrade.

How come no one has mentiond RANE mixers?

http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR220703 <-- whats so good about this mixer?? looks bland to me with some nice lights?

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^^^^ Yeah I'm reffering to the sound quality. Turntables produce an analouge signal. The DJM800 will then convert it to a Digital signal. I have heard there are some issues there.

Your right. nothing against Denon but I have narrowed it down to these three.


This was a one off issue that occured some time back that made me think twice, but after choosing this over the Xone 92, I can honestly say that my Vinyl has never sounded better - I am using Shure Whitelabels and have started to convert all my tunes to Digital and the quality is spot on.

There are so many great effects that you won't get sick off added to the DJM800 although I personally prefer the cueing and filters on the Xone 92 (DJM 800 as a pretty good filter on each channel by the way!)

Thing that swung me over to the DJM 800 was the MIDI capability with Ableton, and it blows the Xone 92 out of the water - Fader response mimmicking channels in Live is unbelievable!!

In terms of overall sound quality, there is nothing in it any more - and, for the style you play, do you really need full EQ Cut?

Hope that helps....
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Originally Posted by Dj Hempenhymer

sorry to hijack but im in the same boat atm, love playing progressive and have a dxm06, its time to upgrade.

How come no one has mentiond RANE mixers?

http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR220703 <-- whats so good about this mixer?? looks bland to me with some nice lights?

Keep the info going guys critisizem is good when spending $2000 on a mixer

sound quality, build quality, analogue filter.... i like that shape of mixer too.... we had a pio 3k in the first place i ever had regular gigs and i actally really like them.

it's more a installation mixer than a home mixer though.
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Picked up a 92 today. Love it already. Can't wait to be able to use it to its full ability.
OMFG the sound this thing produces!! The sound just fills the room so much better now!!
I can hear parts of tracks that I could not hear before. Very pleased.
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Just out of curiosity if you don't me asking, how much did you get it for, and di you get it?

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