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Unread Oct 31st, 2008, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got my eyes set on a set of Pioneer CDJ 400's but I'm not too sure whether to go for these or the 200's which are $250 cheaper. Both packages that I'm looing at come with the DJM400 Mixer and I'm curious as to whether the 400's are worth the extra bucks.

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Unread Oct 31st, 2008, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whether or not either is worth there asking prices is another question but the 400s are a better unit.

If you only want to mix / beatmix the 200s will be ideal but you will soon out grow these & maybe want to get something else after a while any how, why not spend the extra now instead of spending twice (with another purchase later on).


In my point of view the 400s own the 800s & are better value than the 1000s.
They are virtually CDJ 800s with extras built into a smaller package. The only thing the 800 has in comparison is larger unit & jog wheel with slight jog wheel feel adjustments available.

The CDJ - 1000 has the waveform (which I don't find useful when I count measures & use headphones when cuing). Both the 400 & 800 do not. So the 400 is a real value unit. It also has the reverse play direction.

This value compared to the 800 / 1000 is why I purchased a pair of 400s.

My only gripe with all Pioneer players is that they don't quite seem to be as tough (tuff) as Denon players equivalent players are which isn't a prob;em if you take care of it.
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Whether or not either is worth there asking prices is another question but the 400s are a better unit.

If you only want to mix / beatmix the 200s will be ideal but you will soon out grow these & maybe want to get something else after a while any how, why not spend the extra now instead of spending twice (with another purchase later on).


In my point of view the 400s own the 800s & are better value than the 1000s.
They are virtually CDJ 800s with extras built into a smaller package. The only thing the 800 has in comparison is larger unit & jog wheel with slight jog wheel feel adjustments available.

The CDJ - 1000 has the waveform (which I don't find useful when I count measures & use headphones when cuing). Both the 400 & 800 do not. So the 400 is a real value unit. It also has the reverse play direction.

This value compared to the 800 / 1000 is why I purchased a pair of 400s.

My only gripe with all Pioneer players is that they don't quite seem to be as tough (tuff) as Denon players equivalent players are which isn't a prob;em if you take care of it.
Thanks for the reply.

It didn't take too much convincing on this after hearing many opinions similar to yours. I just want a quality player and I can see that the 400 will cater for all my needs (if I bought one of the higher models, I will have no use for some of the features and may regret my decision and like you said, I may outgrow the 200's) .I had a little demo of all models of the pioneers today at my local shop today and was offered the 400's over the 200's for only another $150 (instead of $250) after I typed that message, so that sealed my decision.

Thanks Again.

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