(Originally written by warazor/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
100% analog mixer with a huge headroom.
You can fully turn up the gain, EQ and master controls and still no distortion, you have endless headroom...
XLR master output (the famous 3.3-volt Rodec) and RCA
Master output 2 on RCA connectors (you have no XLR on master 2).
5 channels: 3 phono + 1 line/line + 1 line/mic also used as return for external effects (I never used it).
Very simple, very clear.
High-quality fader and sloped design (I mention it because it's not everybody's taste!)
Crossfader: forget about scratching (anyway it would make no sense with only 25%), but it does what it's supposed to do very well.
Accurate VU-meters (except in the overload area, but that shouldn't happen if you boost with the master fader instead of the channel gain controls).
Faders curve: linear
Regarding what has been written below, I believe Rodec has the best EQs (except maybe for the Technics SHMZ1200).
They are musical but don't cut (and it's good so because I'm fed up with those mixers that have nasty kill EQs).
Although the Rodec master output is excellent (you need a big P.A. system to actually feel it), I do agree that Xones models sound better.
But concerning reliability, Rodec is better!
The EQ knobs are a bit too tight...
I give it 10/10: indestructible mixer with huge headroom and exceptional EQ.
Rodec mixers are top-of-the-line and once you've seen one you'll forget their dull pictures on the web...
It's a mixer for vinyl and analog sound fans, for big sound lovers (although it should also match perfectly with a pair of CDJs or a Serato).
It's not cheap but if you know what you want, you'll keep it for life...
Just to say (as written below) the table is much prettier in real life than on the pictures internets ... matte painting gives it a bit of a side "warehouse" very underground ...
config: easy ...
Manual: no need ...
Here is the interesting side of the beast ....
Sounds very presence ... big potato with a single track or several mixed ...
The master output has a very good general level, clear and breathless, to be honest I re-discovered my monitorings ... (And my music) ... the texture is warm and pleasant, not at all tiring ...
The eq rodec are excellent, the faders are in turn very linear, all offering ergonomics and its legendary rodec tables!
Of course they do not "killent" no! ... they may be referred to a style of mix for oldschoolers more ... but their musicality and potatoes are there! and it has the merit of requiring those who use it to better mix / blend that just make transitions by cutting frequencies ...
The experience is similar full-appointment, the components create a slight "head-room" subtle end, which is the prerogative of classic analog hardware upscale without losing definition ... at the sound table provides a real presence, fidelity, definition and dynamics that make mixing and blends very easily ... Finally headroom (as described in another review) per track is huge and even red sound is not distorted, but instead he won a grain not unpleasant ....
Received yesterday ...
I had all kinds of table price below 650 € (Berhinger, gemini, vestax, ...), they were all damaged rapidly (rotary crackling) ... I rather intensive use ... Vestax I really liked the dynamics and heat ... Rodec adds precision, definition and natural ...
I wait to see if this will better than others and thus confirm the robustness of reputation rodec ... anyway the sound is indeed the appointment and even exceeded my expectations, definition, presence, warmth and dynamics: anything you want ....
The value for money is not bad contrary to what I've read, 5 tracks with insert effects over the quality of its rodec price for 999 € ttc way I honestly found it not too high considering the quality the trick ....
For now I would do this choice 200% ...
5 tracks including 3 Phono / line, Line 1 / Line 1 B Efx return / Mic.
RCA connectors for input and output (1.5 V master 1 & 2, 0.775 V AUX output, 0.5 V on 3 CCC), a master also on XLR (3.3 V) and ability to mount an optional module XLR 3 , 3V on the master 2
Non-parametric EQ + / - 13dB, so no one but kill pataque incredible and a copy of adjustable linearity.
No effect integrated but the first 4 tracks are assigned to the EFX output.
I would add that for the FX Send PRE FADE is original, it is possible to change it by removing the back cover of the console and changing the two DIP switch for each enter the POST FADE.
In this case, it allows sending all tracks in the FX and returning the track 5 (to talk over the bottom flange to avoid the overlay track) to use a box the same effect so if it was wired in Master output but with the benefit of having the effect on all outputs and the REC.
So you can have the facade of Master 1, Master 2 and return on record REC with a normal signal (0.5 V) without having to leave the Master in depth and all that with the effects of your Inbox.
I regret that it is not POST FADE factory which would avoid having to open the console.
There is no unnecessary buttons or gadgets, just the basics. Operating childish
Everything is accessible, the space is good exposure everywhere.
The manual is clear but frankly useless.
While a zero on the equalizer = original sound.
It gives the breath, but if you want to hear, will have to put everything back on it and a big bottom amp ... Maybe you hear a little something but make sure it is not your amp that you hear.
Not without laughter, the breath is typical of most console, that is to say almost nothing
Equalizer Bass / Mid / High + /-13dB, It looks light but I do not know if it must rely becaufe when one types a bottom, the console shows that it is in the thinking and is not nothing, the big sound Rodec!
Bought little but user Rodec long ...
What I like is to try to see what it feels like a table with this range.
J'au and triturated seen a lot of consoles, next gadget is all ... Even Pioneer, is considered a dwarf next to it, here it's tough. Other interresting aspect compared to older consoles mx180mk1 and others, the soft knobs, it is the pleasure of cutter!
Also note that the pot are master tracks and up to 90 ° and behind a metallic plate which prevents dust from falling in, we would Appriciation the crossfader is entitled to the same treatment. Etand given the internal architecture of the console, I think the accidental spillage of liquid on it should not be fatal because no circuit is found in a jar entry as possible and are protected by being mounted at an angle. (This is not a reason for this sacrilege commetre eh!)
Console expensive, but the price of a "real" console pro.
Ben before having to buy a Rodec, will there be the sound that will go through because this stuff is indestructible.
- How many lanes, bus attendant, of dparts, returns ...)?
5 tracks. -3 Phono
-1 Between micro
-1 Departure and return of an effect so
-1 Auxiliary input
- What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
almost as RCA or XLR
- The qualiseur paramtrique is it?
nonparametric + / - 13db
- The effects section is it intgre? ...
no effect integrbr />
CONSOLE 100%: Analog
- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Yes, and I wonder if more accessible to ...
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
the tiny manual is completely useless
- The console is transparent?
it is not black
- Introduced she breath?
A very light wind but I wonder if that s not my amp
- The qualiseur is it effective? ...
Carment, it sounds just + /-13db, but is really effective c
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
(+): The simplicited use, the sound that it was a sin to hell (maybe thanks to subsonic filters), and then everything else ...*
(-): Nothing for now.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir? numark DXM 06, Rodec BX-9, Pioneer ... and I've never been so satisfied that with the CX 1100
- How do you report qualitprix?
not really exellent, but it must take into account the fact that the products are handmade in Belgium, and c is the stuff of quality ...
- With the exprience, you do again this choice?
without even hesitate one second!