Product Type: Denon DJ equipment
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Denon DNX 1100 - The Cheaper Alternative to Pioneer DJM
Author Name: dirtybassdj
Date: 14/05/12, updated on 14/05/12 (181 review reads)
Advantages: 10 Inputs, Nice Design, Outstanding Sound Quality!
Denon DNX 1100
- Introduction -
Denon have become more and more popular over the last few years in respect to the quality of build, reliability and features packed in to their products.
In close competition with Pioneer it's a close call to decide who are the real industry leaders. The DNX 1100 is a very nicely produced 4 channel mixer which not only have I come across in many bars and clubs but have also recently invested in one for my CDJ setup which I would highly recommend to any DJ who is serious about a career in the music industry.
- Features and Specs -
The mixer consists of 10 inputs including 2mic's which can be assigned across 4 simply by a turn of a knob.
(a real advantage for changing between decks, turntables or other external devices etc without changing any wires whilst live!). Each channel also has its own headphone monitor button so its completely hassle free to monitor the audio across different channels as required.
Outputs consists of headphones, booth, and master so theirs enough external lines to monitor, broadcast, and record your music all at the same time. Along with this there are also send and return lines integrated for adding external effects processors or similar devices.
- Design & Technical -
The DNX 1100 really does have a certain "WOW" factor about it, it looks almost the same as the DJM 700 from Pioneer starting with its sleek black finish and white indicators its easy to find what your looking for even in poorly lit environments, all buttons like monitor "cue" and "effects" light up when in use, and each channel has its own equaliser showing green, amber and green indicators so you can carefully monitor your output levels.
The crossfader again like the individual channels can be set to a specific line and also the sensitivity can be tweaked to optimise quick "chopping" or "scratching" for the more professional hand!
- Personal Review -
I have used the DNX 1100 many times over the years but have only owned my own unit for just over a year and in that time all I can say is I love it! It goes really well with my Pioneer CDJs and believe me it was a big decision in choosing to have a Denon mixer rather the Pioneer DJM series.
Sound quality is awesome, again there is many variables in terms of what produces a good level and quality of sound but in my opinion the amplifer and the mixer are as important as the actual mixing console and this mixer alone helps contribute to that overall crisp sound, with no distortion whatsoever.
One of the main reasons I opted for this mixer rather than going with Pioneer was simply the price difference costing me just £420 in comparison to the £699 which would of been the damage if I was to go with the DJM 700.
Thanks for reading.
Overall Rating: 5
Summary: A real nice bit of kit for the DJ in your life!