I had a bit of extra dough to play with a few months ago, so I decided to get a hi-end mixer. S0 I looked at the evo5, xone 4d, the 2016 w/ the expander, the urei1620, bozak (realy wanted to play around with the rotatry stuff). I sold my old mixer on craigslist and found a guy that had the 2016 w/ the expander in the box, fairly new looking for around a 1000, (maybe 900, dont remember). so I looked online at some reviews and they were like with most things 50/50. Some say good sound, some say bad imitation of the 1620. I even made a thread about it here asking if anyone used it. Anyway the guy had shitty computer speakers and I couldnt really hear the mixer, so we decided to meet another day at my crib so I could hear it. I went home and looked on craigslist and saw a xone4d for 2 gs, went looked at it, it was almost brand new in the box, (some rich kid decided he didnt wanna be a DJ, so dad was selling it) I offered him 1700, he took it. I was always leaning towards something with midi and a soundcard, so I decided to go with it, and the condition and price caught me. The sound is great, compared to other sh!t that I had and the midi and all that sh!t is very comfortable if u use traktor but I was always curious about the 2016, maybe I shoulda gotten that. I have heard from a few people that the xones arent what they used to be, they dont even make them in UK anymore. China=(((cloutier wrote:everyone loves to dog on pioneer mixers because the djm.500 / 600 were such gloriously overhyped piles of sh!t. personally, outside of the x.one:62, anything else from a+h is also a gloriously overhyped pile of sh!t. the 92 feels like a tinker toy, and its not nearly as warm sounding as the 62. outside of that, its just pedantic jockriding of hawtin and crew.
i'd take a pioneer djm.800 over a a+h x.one:92 any day. but i'd take my ecler nuo.5 over those two without question. and i'd kill to own one of those formula sound mixers, or even a rane 2016a with the expander.
oh and my boy has the 800, 4d sounds better IMO =))) But i would never pay over 2gs for the 4d