cdj 2000s or technics m5gs??
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    Default cdj 2000s or technics m5gs??

    I am putting together a new setup and am stuck contemplating between cdjs and vinyl. I just wanted to hear your thoughts on what to go with. I mix mostly EDC but really have been trying to get into hip hop and more turntablism, mostly scratching i can already juggle pretty well.

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    If your using DVS i think technics will be better. It's kind of silly using CDJs with dvs.

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    I'm sorry, DVS? digital vinyl system? i have no idea what dvs stands for lol

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    it means controlling traktor/serato with your turntables/cd players.

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    If you want to do any sort of turntablism then its most definately the m5g's

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    thats what I'm leaning towards. now sera to or traktor? btw i like to beat match

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    Get a pair of used MK5. M5Gs are overrated in my opinion and brand new ones are way over priced since the Technics brand was discontinued and announced over 2 years ago. The extra pitch range is useless, unless you plan to play the vocals into chipmunks pitch.


    Also I would recommend Traktor Scratch if you play EDM. More options, more effects, more fun.
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    i bought a fairly new set of m5gs in box with dicers, 2 shure needles, and a spare set of ortofon cartridges/stylis for $1500. i've been dying to own a pair of technics for the past 5 yrs or so but just stuck to my denon cdj 3500.

    about 2 yrs ago you were able to find mk5s for $400/pair. i've been kicking my self for not picking a setup so i jumped on the m5g deal for $1500. a bit pricey but i have no regrets. ... reliability, condition, rarity, wow factor and the nestalgia feeling of playing my old records is worth it.

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    The M5G I have is my most cherished possession. You won't regret it, just get some good styli!
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    If you plan on using a computer with your setup, I don't see a reason not to get the TT's. I think DVS control is better suited with TT's than CDJ's, but that's my personal opinion. If you don't want to use a computer in your setup, then CDJ's would be the way to go.

    I scratch CD's like it's my job. Just burning them and bringing them to my car. I don't think I'd be able to function well if I had to use them for anything serious. Some folks are really good about not scratching them though, so whatever floats your boat.

    Also, the HID with Serato is supposed to work better on CDJ's than with Traktor. I've read it, not tested it, but it's something I'd investigate more if you're going to go the CDJ route with Traktor or Serato.
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