Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

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Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

Post by Adam Timeless » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:16 am

Thought its about time to upgrade my set up (Not giving up vinyl - far from it). But have accepted that if I want to play all this wicked new music coming out I gotta add CDJ's to my set up. Did have a CDJ100 many years ago, but sold within a few weeks as I couldn't get on with it! I like the look of them Denon3700/3900's, but am on a tighter budget. Anyone recommend a good cheap CDJ - thats user friendly to a oldskool vinylist ;)
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Re: Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

Post by leonized » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:56 pm

I've got a pair of Numark CDX's & they are the nuts!

I was lucky & got mine for about £120 as the seller had moved into a new house & found them in the loft, had no idea how they worked or how to check them so sold them as faulty for spares... I took a chance, bought them & after a software update they work like a dream :)

Check eBay periodically & you may pick some up cheap...

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Re: Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

Post by Adam Timeless » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:20 pm

Cheers Leonized. I take you can use them like vinyl with the platter spinning then also use them like a conventional cdj where the platter doesn't move at all? I do the like the look of them (they look like a cheaper alternative to the Denons).

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Re: Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

Post by leonized » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:32 pm

The platter is basically a timecoded vinyl??

You can scratch the vinyl & it scratches the track you're playing on the CD perfectly, just like using vinyl but it's playing digital tracks... It's a win/win ;)

The music only plays when you press start & activate the platter, it has effects etc you can use as you play :)

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Re: Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

Post by Adam Timeless » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:11 pm

Thats exactly what I am looking for. I am gonna hunt one (or even 2) down. Does it give you the option of turning off the platter so it doesn't spin and can be used like a jog wheel on a cdj (i.e that will help me practise to use regular cdj's) if that makes sense? cheers

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Re: Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

Post by leonized » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:23 pm

I'm not sure mate... I just use it as a vinyl deck for my digital tracks... But if the platter isn't turning the tunes aren't playing...

I bought some nifty silver vinyls & swapped them with the standard ones because they were smooth & it felt wrong when cueing & scratching, just have to drill 3 holes in the centre of the record & it's an easy conversion :)

I hope you find some, you'll love em :)

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Re: Anyone recommend a good cheapish CDJ?

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