I can't tell you how it compares to a Rodec, but I used one last year at a festival and was very happy with it. Nice build quality, long faders, great layout etc.
The system I was playing on was a huge Dub/Reggae system, and the guys know their onions sound-wise. They told me that because the system gets hired out to a lot of dance festivals they're always being asked for Pioneer mixers instead of the A&H V6 they usually use. They got the 1000 as a compromise between flexible, and not compromising the sound of their much loved system.
Of course, it didn't stop 70% of DJ's playing MP3's through a phone