Really looking for some advice as to what I should be looking at mixer wise to pair with my recently purchased SC6000’s, I’ve previously been a controller / all in one set up DJ using pioneer gear and am really new into my dj adventure and playing roughly 12 months so still a massive learning curve , I have read another post in here and gained some idea but the was from djs with what seemed to be many years experience and talking top end gear, im not in the market dollar wise for v10 pioneer but would like something that is going to both allow me to grow my technique offering best features but also reasonably future proof for a fair while, the x1850 and Allen heath px5 seem to pop up regularly here in Australia the x1850 is $2k px5 $1800, really don’t want to break the $2k barrier if I can help it, over to you guys what’s best bang for buck feature rich mixer that’s going to serve me well. Thanks in advance
If the x1850 fits within your budget, I’d say that would be the obvious choice. The gear would be able to “talk together” in ways it won’t with a mixer from a different brand, and the compatibility could even increase further in the future, depending on which features that’ll be added to new firmware versions
Agreed. But the X1850 is also the worst quality wise out of the choice available in the club mixer format (PX5, DJM900nxs2) so I would ask myself in his shoes do I really need the features a Prime combo would offer me: quantized FX, cue color buttons/platter matching, cue preview?
so i do like Allen & Heath, but it starts with the xone92 for me.
I played my sc6000 with a DJM 750 MK2, and i own myself a X1850 (and had before a x1800)
Honestly, i do like my x1850/1800 more than the pioneer stuff. For me the Denons are a clear winner. Especially with the price point in Germany. But dont know the Australian prices.
I also would go with the Denon Mixer in comparison to the A&H. If you are going deep into the InMusic and denon universe. For example with soundswitch you need the x1800/1850 to communicate right. If you planing to host smaller events, the light option, without a PC, is way to nice. (But i do like lights very much and therefore Denon +Soundswitch is a main thing for me).
There are many more features like the BPM effects in the x1850 are working good with the sc6000. Its just a set that is optimized for each other.
Maybe a xone 92 does sometimes keeps me dreaming because of the Two Mid EQs. But still, i like my soundswitch to much.
I run a single SC5000, 2 @ SL1200MK3, RMX1000 with a XONE96. It’s the perfect for my workflow and needs. Choose the tools that fit your work and format, but also future proof yourself. Don’t fall the consumer trap of “but if I wait the new one will come out”, then the new one comes out and you don’t get it and wait for the next newer one.
Thanks all seems most think stick with the denon, lighting probably won’t be a thing, im starting to secure a few gigs but most will be on the supplied Pioneer gear . Agree with not waiting for the next model and will grab something soon , used wise very little available here in Aus even new for the 1850 would be from interstate 8 hours flight away as nobody stocking here the P5 is available , we are very isolated in Perth
I’ve pushed the X1700 for years and still say it’s the best mixer Denon ever produced, by far. I’m still using mine, even after Denon stopped updating it so I can’t connect it to a computer. So glad I didn’t buy the 1800 as the quality control with that mixer has been abysmal. So many issues that Denon (The in music version) won’t cop to.