The Numark CDX 1 is a table top do unit that has a record player type of feel to it, for the old school DJ’s switching over to CD’s and mp3’s this unit is perfect for you. Just slide your cd in the front loading dock and you can start scratching with the “record” that’s on top of the unit. it’s a nice big scratch wheel/ record. Its made to look like a record so you actually have the feel of an old school turntable which I personally love. I feel like Numark hit it right on the head with this unit. Some people who aren't in tune with all the DJ gear and equipment will actually think you are on an actual turntable. With dim lighting and from a short distance you cant tell that its really an mp3 or cd player!.
You can loop and scratch on this unit and not to mention the automatic beat matching which is awesome. There are many effects on this unit like the filters which I like a lot and how easy it is to get the echo chain that I want. All of the effects can be changed how you want them to you will have complete control.
The Numark CDX 1 is mp3 compatible and all of the cool functions that you love about these units can be done on cds as well as mp3’s. I love the features of the Numark CDX 1. Some of the featurs of this unit are, that it has a “matrix display that will show all the info such as the time, mp3 song name and show you the wav form of the song and all of the cue spots and bpm. All of the slow down and start up speeds are easy to alter and use. The Numark CDX 1 is a straight forward piece of gear that will do exactly what you need it to do when you need it to do it. If you can spend a little more money look into some of the higher end Numark’s, you will get more features and effects.
Originally written by Audiovisual on Audiofanzine FR.
I've been using them for one year. I use them every day. One day, I forgot to close my window with the CDX right underneath it. When I came back home I almost passed out. I turned it upside down and water came dripping out of everywhere. I wiped it dry really good (inside too), powered them on and they still worked perfectly. Numark is tough!
I tried a Technics ELZ 1200 and I didn't like it at all. Really bad!! Technics makes good turntables but forget all their other products!
I used my CDX for scratching demos and the people were especially interested in the XR8K system!
Before buying them, I tried out the following products:
- Numark HDX (simulation is too soft)
- Pioneer CDJ100 (the worst product I've ever had)
- Pioneer CDJ1000 (good)
- Reloop 909S (awful)
- Numark axis 4 (not good enough)
- Numark axis 9 (scratching is more important for me)
- Denon S5000 (not convincing)
- Other gear like JB System (forget it)
Incredible value for money.
I recommend it to everyone who wants to buy a good DC deck for mixing and scratching!
Don't hesitate to contact me for pictures, tips, etc.
Frankly, it is not developed, the concept is good but that's it. The effects are not terrible, the "sound" scratch is not the ergonomics is not what he has will more and more, it works much when she wants.
In short, it hurts to c .. to nearly 1,000 the unit.