Modular Pioneer Set up - XDJ 1000MK2 w/ DJM450 or XDJ700 w/ DJM750 MK2?
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    Default Modular Pioneer Set up - XDJ 1000MK2 w/ DJM450 or XDJ700 w/ DJM750 MK2?

    Hi all,

    I would like to move from digital djing on a small controller with VDJ to a modular set up. I recently played a lot on a mate's NXS2000 set up and I am thinking about investing in some Pioneer gear for my home set up.

    I cannot afford the NXS2000 gear and I cannot decide between the following two set ups.

    1. XDJ1000MK2s with a DJM450
    2. XDJ700 with a DJM750MK2

    Would you rather spend more money on a Mixer (=DJM750MK2) or on the Players (XDJ1000MK2)? My preferred gear would be the 750 with the 1000s but my budget is not big enough for that.

    Or do you think XDJ700 with a DJM450 are just fine to get a close-enough-to-NXS experience?

    Many thanks in advance,
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    The mixer is the centre of your world as a DJ. I’d ALWAYS favour a better mixer over a better players.

    But, I suppose it all hinges on what you want to be able to do.
    Last edited by Patch; 12-23-2017 at 07:08 PM.
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    I think @Patch is probably right in a general sense.

    In this particular case....

    Are you going to want to use a 3rd or 4th deck any time soon? If so, will also upgrading the mixer be a problem?

    And...which deck does what you need? Both of them are very limited compared to software. From glancing at them, the xdj-700 seems to be lacking some hot cues (compared to the xdj-1000mk2) and the ability to use the SP1 as a controller (for the perform screen features).

    Also, upgrading a mixer is one thing. It makes more sense to upgrade decks in pairs. So, think about that as well.

    I'd probably go with the nicer mixer, but every time I look at the pioneer decks, I see one or two things missing (compared to software) that stop me from actually spending the money. But, that really depends on how you play.


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    Definitely get the mixer. Sooooo much more room to expand being 4 channel. Plus the xdj700s are very powerful. You won't be disappointed

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    Thanks for your input guys.

    At the moment i plan to have the xdjs as the only two decks.

    In saying that I have also dabbled with vinyl at a mate's place and might get a pair of turnables in the future to complement the xdjs.

    I am tending to get the DJM750MK2 as I feel like it is a very decent piece of gear and I will not have to upgrade in a long time.

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    Also - 750 has an audio interface, and is Traktor Certified...
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    It's not Traktor certified, and both mixers have an audio interface.

    Traktor also doesn't have HID support for either of those players.
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    750 is not Traktor Certified???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    750 is not Traktor Certified???
    Unfortunately not. Even though the 850 (The mixer that the 750MK2 is modelled after) was. I can verify that the workaround does work with the 750MK2 tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bastet View Post
    Unfortunately not. Even though the 850 (The mixer that the 750MK2 is modelled after) was. I can verify that the workaround does work with the 750MK2 tho.
    I thought all newer pioneer RB mixers have disabled DVS routing in the firmware unless the mixer senses RbDJ is active on the other end of USB connection.
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