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Sound quality: DDJ-800 vs DDJ-1000

Hello. I am looking to switch from Serato to RB and I am torn between these 2 controllers because even though the DDJ-1000 has more features, I am not really sure I need them all.

Now I need one more info in order to decide: how is the sound quality.

  1. Which of the 2 controllers sounds better?
  2. If the DDJ-1000 sounds better is it worth the extra $400 / €360 ?
Andrei D

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I haven't compared them side-by-side for audio quality, but the DDJ-800 sure is a great controller for the cost and size.

Pulse 0 votes
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I know it’s great, that is why is hard to choose. Question is which sounds better and how much better?

Andrei D 0 votes
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Any DJ with a good ear can hear the slightest difference in sound.  If there is a slight difference I would always go with the better sound even if it's a slight difference.

 

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So again the question is, and I'd also be curious to know, is the sound card in the DDJ 1000 better than the DDJ 800?  Anyone?  Or are they the same?  

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Sorry, I don't have information available on the technical level, but given the listed specs...

DDJ-1000:
Soundcard - 24 bit/44.1 kHz
Frequency Range - 20 - 20000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio - 112 dB
Distortion - < 0.002 % (USB)

DDJ-800:
Soundcard - 24 bit/44.1 kHz
Frequency Range - 20 - 20000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio - 111 dB
Distortion - < 0.003 % (USB)

They probably use different components and are insignificantly different to hear any improvement in one over the other.

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