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Old 01-13-2012, 11:43 AM
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Rodec Progressive Series

Anyone here with any first hand exposure to Rodec's Progressive Series line of mixers? I did a search and I did find some discussion regarding Rodec's MX-180. But, nothing about the Progressive Series (MX 1800, MX 2200, etc.). Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:42 AM
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Im surprised you never hear anything about these mixers as they have been out for a good while now, they look pretty sweet and Rodec have a great rep for sound quality and build etc.

I know HTFR sell them in the UK, we were considering one for our podcast setup but went for a Xone92 as we couldnt find any info and Birmingham was a bit of a hike for demo and you cant go to far wrong with a 92....

We would be interested if anyone has some info on them

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Old 01-16-2012, 06:45 AM
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Belgian DJ I know raves about em, I gather theyre the UREI of the non-rotary market (ie upfaders, channel gains, has crossfader etc)
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:24 AM
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not exactly, they're far from the best sounding fader mixers, but the quality is right up there with Dateq (and that says something) its a Belgian brand, and in many Belgian clubs you still see Rodec mixers (progressive, but mostly MX 180mk3s & originals) in favour of DJM 800s. There aren't many clubs in europe that dont have DJM 800s.

I cant really comment on the sound, since I've never heard the progressive, but based on what I read the sound is going to be very good, albeit not UREI/Bozak like.
Quality wise these things are tougher than tanks
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:51 PM
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Im surprised you never hear anything about these mixers as they have been out for a good while now, they look pretty sweet and Rodec have a great rep for sound quality and build etc.

I know HTFR sell them in the UK, we were considering one for our podcast setup but went for a Xone92 as we couldnt find any info and Birmingham was a bit of a hike for demo and you cant go to far wrong with a 92....

We would be interested if anyone has some info on them

Thanks

That's my problem. I haven't put my hands on one. I actually have a 92R. That MX 1800 and 2200 are actually a step up on the 92 feature wise. But what I know about them is only what I can find on the net...
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:52 PM
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not exactly, they're far from the best sounding fader mixers, but the quality is right up there with Dateq (and that says something) its a Belgian brand, and in many Belgian clubs you still see Rodec mixers (progressive, but mostly MX 180mk3s & originals) in favour of DJM 800s. There aren't many clubs in europe that dont have DJM 800s.

I cant really comment on the sound, since I've never heard the progressive, but based on what I read the sound is going to be very good, albeit not UREI/Bozak like.
Quality wise these things are tougher than tanks

This is good feedback. Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:17 AM
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I've been looking for a new mixer for a while now and considered the progressive series - they look great don't they?

I found as you did that there's not much info out there about them. I assume they are digital mixers internally (based on the fact that they have spdif inputs) but Rodec give no clues as to what tech is inside. I did ask for more info via their contact form but never got a reply.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:06 AM
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I got 2 older Rodec mixers. MX100 and BX14. I really like the build quality and if i hadent built my DIY rotary i would still use the BX14.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:23 AM
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I found as you did that there's not much info out there about them. I assume they are digital mixers internally (based on the fact that they have spdif inputs) ....
They are analog!

And they are not
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:42 PM
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They are analog!

The progressive series? Can I ask how you know?

I've never seen an analogue mixer with digital inputs and outputs before.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:59 PM
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The progressive series? Can I ask how you know?

I've never seen an analogue mixer with digital inputs and outputs before.

It's possible. You have to check the schematic. For example, if I recall correctly, an analogue signal passing through a A&H Xone 4D can in fact stay analogue all the way through and doesn't have to run through a AD/DA conversion before it reaches the outputs. I think the inputs are only convertered when headed for the soundcard. To me, it is an analogue mixer with digital features. I only see one digintal input and one digital output on the Rodec's. So, it may sum the output and convert it just for recording. Again, who knows without seeing a schematic...
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:31 AM
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It's possible. You have to check the schematic. For example, if I recall correctly, an analogue signal passing through a A&H Xone 4D can in fact stay analogue all the way through and doesn't have to run through a AD/DA conversion before it reaches the outputs. I think the inputs are only convertered when headed for the soundcard. To me, it is an analogue mixer with digital features. I only see one digintal input and one digital output on the Rodec's. So, it may sum the output and convert it just for recording. Again, who knows without seeing a schematic...

I can believe they are analogue.

I'm not entirely sure I understand the rationale behind a digital input on an analogue DJ mixer which is what lead me to think they might be processing digitally inside.

I see Rodec list a USB input option that can be added to any digital channel (channels 5,6,7 on the MX3000). This makes more sense if there is a separate DAC on each digital input and ADC on the digital outputs.

Either way, imho its a damn good looking mixer on paper, would love to have a play with one. The layout & ergonomics look great, the metering design is spot on, the cue section is well designed and the FX routing is also very nice.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:54 AM
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The progressive series? Can I ask how you know?

I've never seen an analogue mixer with digital inputs and outputs before.
Dynacord M1 is more than 15 years old (I think) and has digital inputs and is an analog mixer

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It's possible. You have to check the schematic.

....

Again, who knows without seeing a schematic...
Or you simply ask rodec




Did not work with the progressive series yet. But I think the digital I/Os just have AD/DA converters that maybe sound better than the converters of many CD players.

But I did not ever heard the new series...
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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They seem to have a rotary option... info anyone?
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure they don't. the spec mentions optional volume rotary, But that refers to the alarm input. you can see space for them under the master outs
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:27 PM
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The RODEC MX1800 is probably the best sounding analogue Dj mixer I heard in the last 20 years. Lots of details and surprising 3-dimensional crisp mids and vocals. Typical fast RODEC bass.

The USB-Input-cards can be bought as an option and can be retrofitted easily. Nothing special these days. Any Guitar shop has this USB-units on stock from various manufacturers. I dont need it - I dont have an iPhone and I dont want one!!!
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I'm selling a MINT MX1400. has less then 1 hour of usage! I used to be the Rodec rep in NY and this was my sample. The ebay price is $945 I am willing to drop it to $899 with free shipping. If you are interested make an offer for $899 on the ebay listing and I will accept it. I wish I could keep it but I have to pay my boss back for the sample and $900 is a lot of money to float on my sample account.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120809543704?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p39 84.m1555.l2649#ht_1174wt_1189
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:19 PM
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I'm selling a MINT MX1400. has less then 1 hour of usage! I used to be the Rodec rep in NY and this was my sample. The ebay price is $945 I am willing to drop it to $899 with free shipping. If you are interested make an offer for $899 on the ebay listing and I will accept it. I wish I could keep it but I have to pay my boss back for the sample and $900 is a lot of money to float on my sample account.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120809543704?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p39 84.m1555.l2649#ht_1174wt_1189
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