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    Default Pioneer djm 900 v.s Traktor Z2

    hi
    i want to know which one of theese is better, the Pioneer DJM 900 or Traktor Z2 can anyone that has used both tell me which one is better and why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJblackjack View Post
    hi
    i want to know which one of theese is better, the Pioneer DJM 900 or Traktor Z2 can anyone that has used both tell me which one is better and why.
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    Depends on what you are trying to do. Are you a scratch DJ? If so the 900 may not be what you're looking for. I've owned the DJM-850, Traktor Z2, and now am a happy owner of a DJM-900.

    The Z2 is cool don't get wrong. The faders feel good, but the knobs and certain functions on the mixer itself feel 'cheap'.
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    Not only that.. it's not really fair to compared a 1k+ mixer to a 500 dollar mixer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlvrDragon50 View Post
    Not only that.. it's not really fair to compared a 1k+ mixer to a 500 dollar mixer.
    Exactly this.

    The 900 is undoubtedly superior to the Z2, but that doesn't mean the Z2 is a bad mixer, it's in a completely different price range...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kd1011 View Post
    Exactly this.

    The 900 is undoubtedly superior to the Z2, but that doesn't mean the Z2 is a bad mixer, it's in a completely different price range...
    I think that's fair, but the Z2 comes with Traktor Scratch Pro 2 and control vinyl of course, which is a not-so-small added value.

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    Value for money I think the Z2 wins out, but you need to see if you need 4 real channels, and also if you did save the money, what would you want to spend it on?

    All opportunity cost. Are the benefits of the 900 worth the extra cash?

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    Definitely depends on what you plan on doing it with it. But if you ever plan on playing at a club, get the djm 900. It will benefit you more in the long run.

    Z2 gets the job done at a much better price, but djms are industry standard. If you own one and you walk into a place that uses a djm, then you will feel more comfortable/confident.

    Plus the 900 will hold a very strong resale price

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    Quote Originally Posted by botstein View Post
    I think that's fair, but the Z2 comes with Traktor Scratch Pro 2 and control vinyl of course, which is a not-so-small added value.
    You can add these to the DJM for $119 rather than buying a full price package.
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    the Z2 has a plastic feeling that to me, at least, is unacceptable. The glossy plate tends to get scratched and look like shit with little effort. Anyways, as people have said, it depends on your budget, if you need a 4channel mixer and how you dj. The Z2 is a great product for traktor users but in that sense, the DJM900 might be more versatile. Both are very good products though, there is no comparison by your terms.

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    Before people start insisting that the DJM900 is also made of plastic, it isn't.

    The faceplate is painted metal with some sort of metallic flake, and the entire chassis is metal, with plastic cover panels on the sides and front. (That's where I think people get the idea it's made of plastic like a controller)

    I'd say both are of high quality, but NI tends to use plastic pots underneath knobs, and there is the common issue of markings rubbing off on the Z2. (I think NI is working on it)

    A fair comparison would be with a "Z4" if NI ever make one...

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