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    Default Allen & Heath Xone:42 does anyone have it? Thinking about buying it

    Looking to get a semi pro mixer. I was looking at the Allen & Heath Xone:42 and a few others. Don't really need onboard effects, jog wheels and I like the usb option. Umm? I looked at Traktor Z2 OUCH too many options. Damn companies own me oh the pain!
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    Ditto. Have the opportunity to buy an Xone:42 for very cheap, but I can't tell if it's becoming "outdated" or if it'll be a classic.

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    I think their Xone 92 was the update which I also looked at but of course no USB option but Allen & Heath rule in sound quality and make. The DB2 is cool too but both pricey. What do you think about the Traktor Z2?

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    Unfortunately I'm pretty new to this stuff.

    From what I've read though. Denon has some nice units.
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Denon-DN...70-i1435758.gc
    And the X1600.

    They both have internal sound cards.

    And then if you dont mind jog wheels:
    http://www.amazon.com/Denon-DN-MC600.../dp/B004GO9MEQ

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    The usb on that mixer isn't used for much beyond recording your sets. It has no midi so you will need an audio 8/10 (or another soundcard with 4 outputs) to use all 4 channels with traktor.
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    The x1600 is pretty comparable and it has a sound card that is traktor certified. I'm planning on getting a z2 myself, but I want to learn a bit of scratching and I find I rarely use more than 2 channels. If I need it, there is the +2 aspect. I find its pretty straightforward and doesn't have too many features.
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    Like Squidot said, remember that the "usb option" is not a functional sound card for DJing, it only has one in and one out. You'd still need to buy a sound card and run wires.

    The mixer itself is alright. The faders are VERY disappointing, considering it's a Xone, but the pots are the same as their nicer models.

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    Thanks guys for the feedback. I'm definitely trying to figure out the best way to plug and play at a venue. I have an audio firewire 400 interface maybe I should use that to plug in to mixer at events for now. Also I have an Numark N4 and looking at the Z2 I really don't see much difference aside from the size which the N4 is HUGE but I have it mapped to all controls like the Z2 minus the cues which I use my Maschine for. I think I better wait a bit before getting a semi pro mixer. Decisions decisions

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    Hey Josie, I just bought the xone:42.

    So far I like it quite a bit, but I can't figure out why my Audio4 set up is outputting weird.

    oilythread is right in that the faders are disappointing. I like my Akai APC40 faders a lot more, but it might just be something I'll grow into.

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    the xone 92 line faders are the without a doubt the best I've ever felt... I assumed the 42 would have the same ones...

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