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Old 11-26-2014, 12:15 PM
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Rotary mixer shootout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywOtAfEwm7s
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:22 PM
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Would have been nice to see how they actually conducted the test, seemed more like an advert for their Garage night night than a proper equipment test. How did they measure the voltage output to make sure each unit was at a calibrated and matched output.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:44 PM
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i would have liked to see the DJR400 in that test. It's one of the most popular rotarys currently being made.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:28 PM
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Watched the video. Not a 100% accurate comparison when you generalize a UREI 1620 mixer to represent all older mixers. As most people who have posted here on Wave over the years knows there have been many different older mixers discussed and compared with pros and cons for a specific unit. Love to see a original BOZAK like Justin at Isonone modified with the external power supply etcetera run on the system. True analog without IC chips and cleaned up noise floor as he has shown on his test equipment. Some of his older BOZAK mixers modified appear to run better than the newer Allen and Heath mixer and many other newer mixers.

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Old 12-03-2014, 06:16 PM
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Not sure how scientific their approach was but I think that the comparison is futile as the DJ behind the mixer will ultimately determine how it sounds. Would be nice to at least acknowledge the DJR400 and the Rane 2016. To be honest, I think the Rane is probably the best "mass produced" rotary mixers ever made. The Rane was built at a time when DJs were using both vinyl and CD. It also served as a "bridge" between the Urei and "boutique" mixers of today as well as being an innovation in its implementation of the secondary EQ section.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:06 PM
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To be honest, I think the Rane is probably the best "mass produced" rotary mixers ever made. The Rane was built at a time when DJs were using both vinyl and CD. It also served as a "bridge" between the Urei and "boutique" mixers of today as well as being an innovation in its implementation of the secondary EQ section.

That 2016 'External Processor' unit with crossfader was total genius.

The fact that it's been in production for 15 years with only minor updates is tribute to it's design.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:24 PM
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Concur, Rane's engineering capabilities for making quality products is superb.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:57 PM
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In my experience, the biggest upgrade to an already-good DJ mixer's performance you can make is to go to a quality external power supply. Lower noise and much better responsiveness all in one shot.

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