[NAMM 2013] DJ Tech DIF-1S
DJ Tech made an appearance at this year's NAMM 2013 show in California and they brought with them a super-affordable and very capable 2-channel DJ mixer with a scratch-worthy Mini-Innofader at the crossfader position. This new mixer is known as the DJ Tech DIF-1S and for the low price of only $150 it's sure to turn heads amongst beginner DJ's and those looking for a back-up or additional compact but sturdy mixer to get their scratch on with. The DIF-1S is built on a solid metal chassis and is DVS system friendly as it comes with a dedicated Timecode switch on each channel which allows seamless changeover between timecode DVS systems with no interruption to the music. I'm sure we'll have one in the lab for a full HD-Video review, but for now check out the full press release below.
The DJ Tech DIF-1S
The DJ Tech DIF-1S is a professional DJ scratch mixer featuring the all new Mini Innofader crossfader from Audio Innovate.
As a sponsor of DMC’s online battle in 2012, DJ Tech wanted to address the needs of scratch DJs, and the DIF-1S has been designed to offer the perfect balance of features, quality, compactness and value for money.
The DIF-1S is fitted as standard with Audio Innovate’s new Mini-Innofader. Building upon the foundation of the industry’s favorite crossfader, the Mini Innofader offers a 4 million cycle long life, as well as a user adjustable cut-in distance and reverse switch. The DIF-1S is also fully compatible with the full-sized Innofader in all 3 fader positions.
“We went right back to basics” said Alessio Foti, DJ Tech’s Technical and Marketing Director. “At a time when 2 channel mixers are becoming increasingly complex and expensive, we realized that all a turntablist really needs is a good crossfader in a box – and that’s exactly what the DIF-1S is”.
Addressing the digital age where DVS systems like Traktor and Serato Scratch Live are commonplace, the DIF-1S also features a dedicated Timecode switch on each channel, which allows seamless changeover between DVS systems with no interruption to the music.
Alessio Foti has this to say – “there are many different methods out there to handle this, but we feel that this is a highly effective implementation that enables DJs to choose between phono, line or DVS“.
Rugged and Compact
Scratch mixers need to be tough. And with a heavy gauge faceplate and metal controls nutted onto the chassis, the DIF-1S is built to last. The small frame adds to the feel of quality and makes it highly portable and easy to fit into any setup.
The DIF-1S isn’t just for turntablists. As a fully featured 2-channel mixer, the DIF-1S features the following:
RCA inputs with switchable line/phono control per channel
Separate DVS RCA inputs
Separate RCA CD inputs per channel
1/4″ Mic input with volume control
6.35mm and 3.5mm headphones outputs
Master and booth outputs with separate volume controls
LED meters with PFL/master switch
Ground post for turntable input
Price and Availability
The DJ Tech DIF-1S will be shipping in February with a suggested retail price of $149 / €129 / £99.
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
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