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SM450 with the long crossfader, nice switchable voltage out too.
It just is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2011 at 7:12pm
I had a sm450 but like most people then lusted after the then older 607 but couldn't afford it, when I did get some cash together I bought a Soundout clubmaster  (JWP's mixer of choice for installs) and a pair of SL1200's and Mr P let me pay him weekly for it.

It was a couple of years later I managed to get hold of a 607 it was lovely and worth the wait I later modified it with a crossfade from Citronic (the 1U thing) 
From the Citronic I went to a GLI 3990 which was wicked when it worked but a bitch to keep working.
from the GLI I went to a vestax PMC15 which I still rate as one of the best "cheap" mixers I've used to date.
Out of all the early stuff nothing could even come close to the 607 for sound quality & reliability.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2011 at 7:17pm
Oh by the way we had one of those A & H mixers in the parkers mix studio for making the background tape's up I thought it was crap, But bare in mind I was  mobile DJ at the time so the layout and stuff on it was all wrong to me then, the studio was set up with SL1200's, quad 405, tannoy's, and a revox PR99 all about quality not the Dj LOL
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Yes, they were pretty alien to the format that most mobile DJ's had come to expect. Much more studio like. The SM607 seemed more user friendly in a gig situation.
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Just thinking, we have heard about the best DJ mixers but what was the worst?
 
In my case it was a TUAC with touch sensitive PFL buttons. First sign of humidity and they all latched on.
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Originally posted by Nachural Nachural wrote:

Just thinking, we have heard about the best DJ mixers but what was the worst?
 
In my case it was a TUAC with touch sensitive PFL buttons. First sign of humidity and they all latched on.

I remember those they were horrid, they also did the weight & treble aimed at reggae sounds.
I think the worst has to be the early phonic stuff (any phonic stuff)

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Thinking of that weight & treble got me on google, Have a look at this and look how much it sold for Shocked

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Weight & treble. Now that's a bit of kit I never played with though it seemed more aimed at the reggae boys. How did it sound? (I can probably guess...)
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I certainly wouldn't rate TUAC in the best classic mixer catagory,my experience of them in the 70's was lots of RF oscillation and instability when you turned the input gain or treble up....lost a couple of tweeter diaphragms due to that.

Colin,thats a staggering price.....the man who payed that has never heard the sm607,Supernova or PM80?
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Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

I certainly wouldn't rate TUAC in the best classic mixer catagory,my experience of them in the 70's was lots of RF oscillation and instability when you turned the input gain or treble up....lost a couple of tweeter diaphragms due to that.

Colin,thats a staggering price.....the man who payed that has never heard the sm607,Supernova or PM80?

I can't remember how much the weight & treble was when it was new, they used to sell them Iin a shop not far from me (Garland bros) but I know they were only about 100 quid or so.

Non of the Dj's could work them out when they first come out because it was billed as a Dj mixer but all all the functions were wrong (not many of us had come across a reggae sound at that point)
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Worst was a Vestax 19" Chrome thing.
Massive gain structure design fault, no PFL if master not up past 50%, then at over 50% massive output distortion.
They actually (allegedly) addmited this to an Engineer in Twickenham.
 
Second worst (this shows how bad the above was) Saxon from Croydon
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