Soundquality between the Vestax and Behringer mixers

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nutranzista

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I'm tring to decide between these brands but I'm unsure about the sound quality of the Behringer mixers, has anyone been able to compare them with the vestax? I see that the Behringer DX-1000 has a lot of features but would it have the sound quality of say the Vestax PCV-150???

Thanks for your time.

Jason
 

Tom Hamkens

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Unfortunately, I have no experience with the Vestax mixer but I do with Behringer. Behringer makes very nice products and luckily, they just slashed their prices considerably. You won't go wrong with their gear.
 

Big E

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Ditto what Thomas said....I have a Behringer mixer it is by far the best quality and sound of any mixer I have or heard, but I too, have no experience with Vestax.....
 

lowballerdj

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Give me a break! Ever hear of the term garbage in = garbage out? This is your source for Pete's sake. Get a rane, or mackie, anything but a behringer. I can guarantee that the behringer wont be around in 10 years. It's cheap imitaion gear!
 

NickyB

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Lowballerdj - that's a pretty astounding statement that Behringer won't be around in ten years! As for our poster's original question about comparing Behringer to Vestax....I'd have to admit that YES, Rane is probably the best with Vextax running in second place for sonic purity and S/N ratios.
I'd have to rate Behringer somewhere further down the scale. Don't look for a lot of bells and whistles in the top-end models and keep in mind that you usually get what you pay for ... regardless.

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Jackie

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i have to disagree with the statement about vestax.

On the outside (and on the price tag), it may appear as it has pristine sound, but their mixers are not second to Rane when it comes to sound. Behringer, although inexpensive actually delivers a clean uncolored sound. While vestax's equipement tends to color the sound.
 

nutranzista

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Just bought the Vestax PCV-150

Thanks for the advise guys, I just bought the Vestax PCV-150. I got it new for $320.

I was really thinking of getting the Behringer but I did research on reviews for the different mixers and if I had the budget I would have gotten the pioneer 600. then for my budget the Vestax brand gave enough channels and had the most good reviews (next to the pioneer) that I found so I guess I'll see how good it really is when I get it in the mail. I'll keep you posted when I receive it.

Thanks for all of your help :D
 

Tom Hamkens

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lowballerdj said:
Give me a break! Ever hear of the term garbage in = garbage out? This is your source for Pete's sake. Get a rane, or mackie, anything but a behringer. I can guarantee that the behringer wont be around in 10 years. It's cheap imitaion gear!
I would really like to know what in the heck you are smoking, cause pass it over, that's gotta be some good ****!!! Mackie and Rane mixers are not the end all to mixers. I respect Nick's opinion but that's all it is...opinion. Behringer makes very good stuff and I would pit their top of the line mixer against any other top of the line "DJ" mixer and I'll betcha the Behringer holds it's own.

Now, if you wanna compare apples to oranges, let's compare your Rane to my Midas desk.
 
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cheapdjs

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Behringer equipment appears to be rip offs of other brand name gear, but using lower quality parts. I have used behringer, and I have used Mackie. I felt the Mackie to be of better construction. I have also used Behringer effects units and found them to be noisy. I eventually settled on a lexicon processor, which has been clean. But to each their own. I had to learn through buying lower grade gear at first, and then when the stuff isn't working in a year or two, perhaps you will be able to go buy a component of higher quality.
 

Big E

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No noise on my Behringer....I wouldn't trade it for anyhting...true, RANE and MACKIE are top of the line but that's why other brands and models are offered...not everyone can afford to go high dollar gear and still make some cash along the way. Sometimes, compromises have to be made and mine is Behringer...

I agree with Thomas about "cheap" and "lowballer"....what other secrets are they hiding???
 

lowballerdj

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What I meant was that piece of behringer equipment wont survive 10 years. You will have to buy more of it. Would you buy a behringer power amp? Not me, I'll stick with the good stuff like Mackie, QSC, Crown, even peavey.
 

Bob Dietrich

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Get it through your head, Behringer is quality stuff!
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Ummm...yes and no. Don't make a blanket assessment about all their products like that. If we keep this argument to mixers, I will agree that Behringer makes some fine mixers. I'd also agree that their top of the line mixers are equally as clean, if not more so than Vestax.

I've also found rated specs really tell nothing about actual performance...especially S/N ratio. For example, American Audio gives a rather dismal rating of 84db S/N ratio and I've found their Commander mixer to be every bit as quiet and clean as my Rane mixers. Pioneer previously rated their DJM-600 mixer at well over 90db S/N, yet now rates it at 87db with all effects off. Add the effects and it really drops from there. And the Commander is easily a cleaner mixer than the big Pioneer. The whole point here is don't take printed specs as absolute.

To set the record straight, Mackie doesn't have a typical DJ mixer, so you're not exactly comparing apples to apples. While Rane is certainly one of the top guns in DJ mixers, lets not forget about Allen & Heath...to say either is better is nonsense, it comes down to personal preference as both manufacturers have an outstanding product likely to outlast most.

This is likely the case here between the Behringer and Vestax mixers. It comes down to preference, though Vestax certainly makes a much larger line of mixers.
 
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