Good height for "DJ desk"
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    Hey!

    I'm plan to build a DJ desk for use at home. A place for my setup and practice!

    I need advice from you... What height should I build the desk in? I'm 170cm tall That's as much as I know... But what about my desk?

    Thanks in advance!

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    about this tall...



    you don't want to be bending too much if you can help it, so go for something just over waist height and you should be fine. as long as it's comfortable for an hour upwards

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    That's a good question - I've done my back in from DJing (my headphones-cupped-on-the-ear-via-a-scrunched-up-shoulder technique hasn't helped me either).

    Your back needs to be straight when DJing; for me that's 110cm (43 inches). I'm 5 foot 11 (180 cm), so maybe about 39-40 inches from the floor?
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    Having Even slightly higher wont kill you, if it is lower, you are dead rat however XD
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    Having built 3 different platforms for various set ups, I usually go with the control surface being half way between your hip and the bottom of your elbow. This way your hand is always going down to the surface which ergonomically is better with no RSI looming.

    Measurements are difficult as everyone is different (I'm 6 foot 5 inches) but that seems to work well for everyone.
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    I believe the quote was:"Just above the sack for the bottom of your deck".
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    whatever height makes u lean as little (or not at all) as possible

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    Built one even with the top of my hip, think that works for most...unless you have gorilla arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekki View Post
    I believe the quote was:"Just above the sack for the bottom of your deck".
    I'm going to use that!
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    Against me?

    Nah, but it's one of the easiest ways to remember.
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