Gemini CDJ 700 vs. Pioneer CDJ 850
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    Default Gemini CDJ 700 vs. Pioneer CDJ 850

    I'm getting pretty close to finally just making the jump to CDJ's but I want to be sure I'm making an informed decision before I purchase. That being said I've probably narrowed it down to either the Gemini CDJ-700's or the Pioneer CDJ 850 but I'm not really sure which one to get. I'm sort of biased towards Pioneer because I feel like it's more brand name and I've heard the build quality is a little better but I'm not sure I really want to pay for the hefty price boost associated with it. Does anyone here have experience with one or both of the two that can tell me their thoughts on the differences/similarities between the two? Thanks a ton!
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    are you gonna be carrying them around to gigs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otacon View Post
    are you gonna be carrying them around to gigs?
    Currently no, I'll still probably be using my S2, but if I do decide to take them to gigs I'll probably get a flight case.
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    I say Gemini for home use, Pioneer if you ever wanna take them out anywhere. I like the Gemini 700's, but like you stated the build quality is considerably lower. The pioneer would hold up better to moving around and such. I like the 700's myself
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    Ok, thanks. Is there anything you can tell me about the functionality differences between the two? I've read most of the specs but theres probably something I missed so is there anything major that you find different about the two?
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    Rekordbox with the 850 is a great tool, but the 700's are touch screen. And the 700's crash at times
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    Crash?!
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    I too am interested as Iv been debating between the 700's and a set of Pioneers. Yea what is this crashing business all about

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    Yeah, seeing that really worried me. I've looked a little more into it and seen some other reports of crashing. What does "at times mean"?
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    Honestly though I guess for those of us that are going to be using this strictly at home the "crashing at times" issue isnt that big of a deal.

    I am only opting for this set just because it mimics the pioneer setup. Does anyone on this board own a pair of these and can give an actual review? Not even bothering with all the biased vendor reviews which say this product is great.

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