Vestax PCV-275
Vestax PCV-275

DJ Console of the PCV series

User Reviews: 4.512

All user reviews for the Vestax PCV-275

Average Score: 4.5 ( 4.5/5 based on 12 reviews )
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Value For Money: Excellent
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

4
The layout is superb. Perfect for mixing dance and electronic. But scratchin on the thing sucks. There's no cross fader curve adjustment.

$275

UTILIZATION

Very very easy to use. Just forget about the level meters. They don't seem to be callibrated to the volume ranges that the mixer is able to reach.

I think it's preety sturdy. I haven't dropped it or abused it in any way. But it's started to develop a hum through the third channel's left side output. It's inaubible from the master out, just through the phones jack.

SOUNDS

The sound is descent but it ain't no Rane. The E.Q. is the down fall of this mixer. When you drop low's or high's down too far it drags the mid with it making it a mixer that requires constant attention to sound levels. If your used to it no one will know the difference in hearing it. First time users will get frustrated with it at first, especially if the used to an accelerated slope E.Q.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall it's a very consistent mixer. With more use and remembering it's quirks you can get some good sound out of it. And being that it was under $300 and a list of $700 I'm still pretty stoked. Awesome if it's your first mixer and spin electronic.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 6-, 2003)
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

5
This is not a 'scratch' mixer but the fader is incredibly loose. It feels like a real scratch mixer, and also has awesome features for mixing like kill switches. it also has effects loops which i probably will never use but i know they are there if i need an fx unit and has three channel, three band eq.

Price paid

$319 for a floor model

UTILIZATION

It took me a little while to get all the plugs in the right slots, it is kind of deceiving how to set up a two turntable set up.

SOUNDS

Sound quality is awesome, it is focused on mixing but is also awesome for scratching. the eq's are awesome and so are the kill swtiches.

OVERALL OPINION

The buttons are all metal and the mixer is built of solid steel.

this mixer is awesome and i will have it for a long,long time.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2003)
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

5
It has everything I need, kill switches are amazing. EQ's are decent. Cue meters all work nicely, and the AUX send/return is usefull. It would be nice if it had a headphone cue pan and a cross fader curve though.

Price paid

$375.00

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use, everything is layed out well. Manual is not necessary to use, but it's alright.

Never had any problems, and the build quality feels very sturdy.

SOUNDS

Very good sound quality, I've never experienced any problems. I thought the S/N ratio would be better, but that's probably because I'm using cheap wires.

OVERALL OPINION

Amazing piece of mixer.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 6-, 2002)
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

4
I miss separate VU's for each channel but otherwise I think it's plenty bang for the buck. The effects loop in particular is wicked - it's quiet, has both send and return controls and has both a pre- and post-fader alternative.

Price paid

$449 brand new

UTILIZATION

It's so easy to use even my grandmother could operate it. Everything is logically laid out, every switch and such is in the right place. Hooking up my CD, turntables and effects unit and getting to grips with the whole mixer took me approx. 10 minutes and after that it was easy as stealing candy from a child.

SOUNDS

Considering the price, I think it has no real competitors besides the Ecler SMAC30 in the same price range. It obviously do not compare to, say, a Rane or an Allen & Heath, but for smaller parties and clubs and home use it performs really well.

OVERALL OPINION

I wouldn't trust it for a world tour, but I've had it for a few smaller gigs and it's stood up to abuse really well. The buttons feel great, and my only nag on it is that the knob on the crossfader tends to feel a little loose from time to time. I never use the crossfader though, so for me that's no problem. I've contacted their customer support twice (via e-mail) before getting it, and both times I've had a reply within 24 hours, which has been both helpful and nice.

Of course, there are always a few things you'd want to change - the one that springs to mind are the VU's and the fact that it's like 11.5" wide, making it completely impossible to fit in a coffin or a case. Dumb thing. On the other hand, I'd not hesitate to recommend it because although it has its flaws and there are perhaps better mixers out there, this is a great intermediate mixer that would work well in a longue or at a small club.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

4
No hamster...gots everything else though

Price paid

$465.00

UTILIZATION

Simple as all hell

sturdy as all hell

SOUNDS

Its good for techno, but not for house....bass is too droney sounding...not very thumpy.

OVERALL OPINION

I loved this mixer except for the sound quality. no matter what eq config i had theres just not enough high end and the bass is way too droney and hollow...not thumpy at all.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2002)
Mr Risk 11/03/2014

Mr Risk's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " MA reference"

5
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UTILIZATION

Hello,

I have this mixer since 2005, I bought it new on one of the German sites where the stuff was cheaper at the time (400 €, and she was more than € 600/700 in France) .

I mix on vinyl with Technics MK2 since 2002, I started as a lot of people with Gemini PS 626I had a good price / quality ratio, which is very good for beginners, but I have not found the sound fantastic, and the faders started to crack when I was not doing anything violent with it. In 2003 I went on Stanton RM3s which was better than the Gemini (better sound and more solid), but I still was not totally satisfied.

Since the beginning I dreamed the Vestax PCV 275 but I did not have the budget: it has a great look (a bit old school) champagne color finish, and metal construction makes it very strong. Aesthetically, it looks like the Vestax PMC-55 used by Jeff Mills but much lighter version. However, I think it has the same build quality.

SOUNDS

With the PCV 275, I simply no longer wanted to change the mixer, it has a warm sound which all frequencies sound good. The bass is present but not too invasive, and ditto for the midrange and treble sounds like a audiophile table. At home on a small hi-fi amplifier can already feel the difference largely to an entry-level table, and the big sound we take a slap.

Faders are smooth and are resistive, which allows "up / down" states. Mounted above the crossfader is very good but I do not use it: friends scratcher, this table is oriented Electro, so there is no adjustment curve cross. Anyway locations Kills prevent extensive use of cross scratcher for all crazy.

Setting low mids treble is just great, it is extremely accurate to the millimeter. At the beginning the feeling seems weird, but after a few mixes is pure happiness. It's really the mix at your fingertips: we feel that we do.

The Kills work perfectly well and do their small effect.

The meter is long and precise gadget is not unlike other mixers.

I am not using external effects but it made me look good at the full effects management.

Previewing is well managed with the SPLIT button, but since I live in an apartment I mix with headphones, and this table does not allow for the headphones to listen to the Master on the 2 atria. To remedy this, I plugged a master output to an input mixer to listen without disturbing the neighborhood.

OVERALL OPINION

I have tried many brands and models, Pioneer DJM 600/400/800 Rodec Mixbox / 180 MK3, Ecler Nuo 2, and I never found the same sensations. Perhaps by testing the Allen & Heath, Rane Empath or I will find the same feeling, but I never had the opportunity to touch them.

Defects: the perfect mix of table does not exist. To me its flaws are not important for my use, and with all these corrections / changes listed below should be directed directly to the Vestax PMC-55, but the budget is not the same.
- Pre listening master not possible on the two atria of a fully mix with headphones
- It fails VU meters for each channel
- The addition of adjusting the crossfader curve and better provision Kill would make this hybrid mixer
- Not enough outputs (RCA, a Jack, but no XLR), and no additional volume control (Booth, Record ...)


Grades:
- Tone
- Precision bass settings / midrange / treble
- Construction
- A (too) good crossfader to mix Electro
- Many entries

I am very satisfied, I even bought a second or I installed the rotary fader kit (DFK 275): Vestax PCV 275 R. Now I use with Serato SL1. This is MY reference mixer, like turntables Technics SL 1200 MK2 and Sennheiser HD 25.
I'd like to try the Vestax PMC-CX, the model developed by Carl Cox, but too rare and expensive.

These models then in Vestax are no longer manufactured, unfortunately, manufacturers adapt to demand and provide more functionality (onboard effects, onboard sound) at the expense of sound quality and robustness of components, unless they towards the high-end analog tables.
Aurliem4561 03/24/2008

Aurliem4561's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Yes

UTILIZATION

Very simple and a precision Remarc

SOUNDS

No breath
the eq is trs sensible one barely touches the knob and response ca dessuite
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OVERALL OPINION

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groseille69 08/18/2007

groseille69's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
6 RCA Line Entr
3 RCA Phono Entr
2 Entr Micro JACK
1 EntrSortie JACK effect
Master output: 1 RCA JACK AND 1
1 Headphone Jack
3 Band EQ for 3-Way PGM
Filter 3-way isolator for PGM
2 Band EQ for mic inputs
Dimension: 290 (W) x 115 (H) x 380 (D) mm
Weight: 4.5kg

UTILIZATION

Simple as all mixer.
Isolator great location.

SOUNDS

Vestax has qualiseurs really incredible. A wonderful EHJV in Aiges (+16 dB) and low.
A grain warm and enjoyable

OVERALL OPINION

It's been two years since I use it.
I really like the sound leaves the table. A grain terrible ...
I had a table and a AudioPhony Eclerc and a numark.
Kal-Butt 08/05/2007

Kal-Butt's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
This table is not heavy rack.

UTILIZATION

The kills are enormous, there is no breath andTHE totalmente frequency is off, the sound comes out of ki is very very good!

SOUNDS

I would not hesitate a cowardice 2nd mem faith if I covet well smac pro 30 ...

OVERALL OPINION

I am the tribe mix-kore and ardkor and this table is very well suited for this style!
v.i.r.u.s 07/12/2006

v.i.r.u.s's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
-6 Line and 3 phono
Conexion-Jack and RCA
-3 Channels (channel 2 not assignable to the cross!)
Kill-function
-2 Microphone inputs
-send/return for effects

UTILIZATION

Pros:

- Very easy to use, everything is at hand.
- The cross is very flexible technology (CPV)
- The table is sturdy I have no problem with and I use it for mixing and scratching and a cross worn by all is well!

Cons:

- Cross not assignable to channel 2
- Not adjustable cross curve

SOUNDS

Good sound, the EQ is powerful, no breath

OVERALL OPINION

I have for over a year and I can say that it is a very good restaurant, but if you want I suggest you scratch a PMC-07, except to the mix it's all good!
No I did not try many table before buying it, but rather after purchase. The price / quality ratio is very good.
If I had my choice again I would hesitate to be the new PMC-08 Pro Hybrid.
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