Shop For DJ Equipment
Here you will find the best DJ equipment for learning and becoming a DJ. Below is a cross section of available DJ setups and items that I recommend for all those that are in the market for DJ equipment and starting out with becoming a DJ.
DJ Vinyl Turntables
Vinyl turntables have long since been the staple of DJ culture. To get the true feel of DJing at its core, you’ll want to go with vinyl turntables. Although vinyl is harder to find, you can utilize time-coded vinyl provided by DJ systems like Serato, Traktor and Torq to give yourself usage of digital music. With vinyl and a DJ system, you’re in full control over the DJ medium.
Technics 1210 DJ Turntable
The Technics 1210′s are the industry standard for vinyl DJ equipment. Built on direct drive hardware, they are tough as nails and will last you a lifetime.
Price Range: $780 – $1,150 (each)
Stanton STR8150 DJ Turntable
The Stanton STR8150 DJ turntable is top of the line but at a great, mid-level price for DJs. This turntable is packed with full features and durability.
Price Range: $500 – $600
Stanton T62 DJ Turntable
Direct drive, full connections and backed by the Stanton name, this turntable is a great low-level DJ turntable for building your DJ setup that won’t break the bank.
Price Range: $100 – $200
DJ CD Turntables
The DJ CD turntable is the next evolution of DJ equipment that provides you full control over the compact disc format. Thousands of producers are releasing CD albums and singles to this day and the expansion of CD turntables into a midi environment with a DJ system gives you access to an endless digital music library.
Pioneer CDJ-1000 CD Turntable
The Pioneer CDJ-1000 CD turntable is the standard for CD decks in nearly every club that carries this style of DJing; they’re everything you need to DJ.
Price Range: $925 – $1,100
Pioneer CDJ-200 CD Turntable
You won’t go to a club in the world and find CD decks that aren’t Pioneer which is why a pair of CDJ-200’s are perfect if you’re in the market for CD turntables.
Price Range: $270 – $400
Denon DNS1200 CD DJ Turntable
The Denon DNS1200 is cram packed with tons of features for DJing; you’ve got built in effects like echo, loop, filters, brakes, reverse, dump and much more.
Price Range: $340 – $415
DJ Midi Controllers
DJ Midi Controllers is the latest addition to the DJ equipment library. With midi controllers, you replace the physical medium with DJ programs and software. You have endless selection of digital music at your disposal and the small, compact form of the controllers mean you can be as mobile as you need.
Vestax VCI-300 Midi Controller
The Vestax VCI-300 is the top choice for those that want to get straight into DJing with midi controllers; it has every feature you need to master your mixes.
Price Range: $695 – $800
Hercules DJ Console RMX
The Hercules DJ Console RMX is the perfect mid-range DJ controller that comes full effects, jog wheels, midi hookups and features for digital DJing.
Price Range: $240 – $260
Numark MIXTRACK Pro
The Numark MIXTRACK Pro is top of the line at an affordable price for those interested in getting started with midi DJ equipment; great design, great features.
Price Range: $190 – $250
DJ Mixers are what brings everything together; it’s what connects your vinyl and CD turntables. If you’re going for a traditional setup than you’ll need a DJ mixer. DJ mixers have evolved over the years; you can now purchase ones with full midi capabilities giving you additional control over your mixes.
Rane TTM 56S DJ Mixer
The Rane TTM56S has been one of the most widely used DJ mixers on the market today; it’s absolutely packed with great hardware and gets the job done.
Price Range: $670 – $750
Behringer DDM4000 DJ Mixer
The Behringer DDM4000 DJ Mixer is one of the leading contenders for one of the best for every level of DJing; it’s got everything you need for your DJ setup.
Price Range: $300 – $350
Stanton RM-3S DJ Mixer
The Stanton RM-3S is a bare bones mixer but it packs a punch; there’s not much to the design but it works across the board for mixing and scratching.
Price Range: $70 – $180
The form and price of DJ headphones have been evolving since the early days. The headphones are where you monitor the music and prepare your tracks for mixing. DJ headphones need to be comfortable because you will be using them for prolonged periods of time; this is one element of DJ equipment that truly stands out and can add a unique flare to your appearance.
Pioneer HDJ-1000 DJ Headphones
The Pioneer HDJ-1000’s have a sleek and comfortable design made for DJ’s that will be putting in many long hours behind the decks.
Price Range: $100 – $140
Sony MDR-V700DJ DJ Headphones
The Sony MDR-V700DJ headphones are Sony’s equivalent to the HDJ-1000’s. In comparison, these headphones are nearly identical which includes the dynamic range, style, comfort and design but is a bit cheaper.
Price Range: $64 – $90
Technics RP-DH1200 DJ Headphones
Technics has been synonymous with DJing (the 1200 turntables, duh). Although these headphones don’t look anything fancy they are well worth their buck and have great dynamic range.
Price Range: $110 – $120
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