Budget of $600 for my first DJ setup, are my choices well-matched?
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    Default Budget of $600 for my first DJ setup, are my choices well-matched?

    I'm trying to get my first setup together for house DJing w/ Traktor. Here's what I came up with as a package to fit my $600 budget...should these play nice together, and do y'all have any alternative suggestions?

    Behringer DDM4000 Mixer - $275
    NI Traktor Kontrol X1 - $150
    M-Audio AV40 speakers - $140
    Behringer UCA202 Audio Interface - $24

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    I really would not get that sound card, anything lower than an NI Audio 2 or a Numark DJ iO really sucks...

    Other than that, sounds like a very good setup to me!

    (you're using the DDM4000 externally, not midi, right?)
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    Why do you need the mixer? I.e two X1s or are you going to use the mixer as the controller?

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    Because mixers are awesome?
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    I'd recommend getting a decent 2 channel mixer over the DDM, maybe an Ecler Nuo 2. And +1 to a different soundcard - you get what you pay for.

    Also, I happen to be selling AV40s and an Audio 2 if you decide to go that route.

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    Oh hell yes to the Ecler Nuo 2.0.

    I absolutely adore mine and I really could not think of a better mixer for the price.
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    you can mix in your headphones instead of getting those monitors.. get good headphones.
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    It's not the saaaaame man. Everyone needs some speakers.
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    @ksandvik :: yeah, I'd use the mixer for most controller functions, and X1 to control the virtual decks.

    I'll pick up the NI Audio 2 instead, already have good cans. (sorry of this is a stupid question) but will I be able to cue tracks on the headphone port on the A2?

    Thx for the gear links, I'd love to buy from one of you and that S4 is a tempting deal... but my budget is $600 because that's what I have in amazon credit, so that's where I gotta pick everything up.

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