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TECH AWARDS: ULTIMATE CLUB DECK

This is what it is all about top end gear for the ultimate club DJ experience. These decks can play music from any source – Vinyl, CD, Digital and beyond.

DJ Mag Tech Awards
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Pioneer PLX-1000

£599
Hype
Up to +/-50% pitch control, removable power and audio cables as well as fantastic noise dampening features.
Gripe
There are a few features missing that would have been nice such as a second stop/start button for battle mode, platter reverse.
Summary
A Pioneer turntable to for vinyl purists with a host of improvements over the classic SL1200 design mean that this turntable is sure to make a big impact.
8.4/10

Pioneer CDJ2000nexus

£1500
Hype
A great sounding deck that covers all bases, which has won it the accolade of the industry standard.
Gripe
Price, it’s not cheap and two will set you back a whole heap of cash.
Summary
The CDJ2000nexus is regarded as the industry standard CDJ deck. With top end sound and fetaures as well as tight integration with the major DVS systems the CDJ2000nexus is the ultimate player.
9/10

Denon DJ SC-3900

£679
Hype
A media player that supports CDs, USB devices, DVS, integrates with an iPad as well as having a nine inch motorised platter.
Gripe
The rubber buttons are not going to be to everyone’s taste.
Summary
A fully featured media player that is an alternative to Pioneer’s CDJ Range.
7.9/10

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2

£429
Hype
Lovely large full colour LCD displays, touch sensitive controls, STEMS compatibility and four-deck control.
Gripe
What's not to love, especially at this price?
Summary
The latest in a long line of fantastic compact controllers, the Kontrol D2 is leaps ahead in terms of features and usability making this the perfect travelling companion for club DJs who use Traktor to perform.
8.5/10

Reloop RP-8000

£429
Hype
A turntable that benefits from top-notch build quality and components, MIDI controls and a digital pitch setting display.
Gripe
The rubberised buttons do not reflect the otherwise great build quality.
Summary
Reloop are gunning to be the top dog of the turntable market with the RP-8000, a beautiful turntable complete with some rather lovely touches and unique MIDI control features.
8.6/10

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