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    Default DJM-800 vs DN-X1700 opinions

    Hey guys!

    I currently have a DN-X1500s, and am looking to upgrade. For my price range, I've come up with the DJM-800 and DN-X1700, but I'm having trouble deciding which one I want to replace my current mixer. What are your guys opinions on these two mixers? Here's a rundown (in priority order) of what I'm looking for in a mixer.

    1. 4 channels
    2. Reliability/overall quality construction
    3. Sound quality
    4. Effects (effect quality)
    5. Digital-ins
    6. Loud headphone amp
    7. EQ quality

    Let me know what you guys think. Any info is appreciated!

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    X1700 by a long shot. The DJM is an ok mixer but its over 10 years old and discontinued as far as i know. You'll get a lot more for a lot less with the Denon.
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    Yeah there is really no contest here; you're better off comparing the Pioneer DJM-900 to be on the same level (and even then I think the Denon wins). The Denon is a far better unit by any possible measure. It's also Traktor Scratch certified if that's a benefit for you. The only complaint I had about it (I owned it for about 6 months) is that the headphone amp, while plenty loud, has noticeably poorer sound quality than the mixer's regular outputs. But it's fully functional for DJing, and as long as you don't expect to sit and listen critically to music in a quiet environment through the headphone jack, this mixer is amazing. I like the effects better than pioneer's too; they're not as heavy handed and you can be much more subtle and flexible with them. Whereas Pioneer effects are quicker to master (and to abuse), the Denon's are quite a bit more flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djproben View Post
    Yeah there is really no contest here; you're better off comparing the Pioneer DJM-900 to be on the same level (and even then I think the Denon wins). The Denon is a far better unit by any possible measure. It's also Traktor Scratch certified if that's a benefit for you. The only complaint I had about it (I owned it for about 6 months) is that the headphone amp, while plenty loud, has noticeably poorer sound quality than the mixer's regular outputs. But it's fully functional for DJing, and as long as you don't expect to sit and listen critically to music in a quiet environment through the headphone jack, this mixer is amazing. I like the effects better than pioneer's too; they're not as heavy handed and you can be much more subtle and flexible with them. Whereas Pioneer effects are quicker to master (and to abuse), the Denon's are quite a bit more flexible.
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    Djm800 is over 10years old and discontinued?
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    Last year yup. Not as old as i thought tho, they came out 2006
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    WOW! Literally seems like it came out no more than a couple of years ago! I really liked that mixer.
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    Djm 800 is still found in many many clubs though. Justsayin

    The djm850 looks decent though if you're spending that money then the djm900 is worth a look too.

    I'm contemplating a djm250 just for serious no frills mixing

    Cheap as chips but build quality and features though limited look super solid
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxOne View Post
    Djm 800 is still found in many many clubs though. Justsayin
    True but the 1700 isn't laid out much differently than the 800; it would be pretty easy to use the 800 (or whatever else) even if you had the 1700 at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    X1700 by a long shot. The DJM is an ok mixer but its over 10 years old and discontinued as far as i know. You'll get a lot more for a lot less with the Denon.
    actually it's 7 years old it's still a viable solution alright, but still: denon by a long shot on this one.

    EDIT: just saw your earlier post where you corrected yourself.

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