A high end rotary dj mixer.

Model One Music Mixer
A Passive DJ Rotary Mixer. See it as a Summing device allowing seamless mixing and ultimate fidelity in music reproduction. Go back to basics, experience the feeling of mixing the analog way – again.
Rotary Mixer

Two channels, line input only – using the best potentiometers available and a passive circuit design. Extreme layout usability makes operation intuitive and exciting.

The Model One can be the backbone of a very different setups. You can add rack mounted additional devices like isolators, meters, sound exciters, on the master output or the input channels. or keep it simple to the extreme, down to to the audiophile “less is more” minimalist philosophy. Two CDJs, a mixer, and  your integrated amplifier or powered speakers.

A very special mixer aimed at individuals who seriously care about sound.

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IMG_1810 The Model One Music Mixer represents a radical approach to DJ mixers. A  purely passive audiophile design designed to achieve the best transparency in sound.

No frills, no fx. Just you and the music, plain and simple.

It is aimed at those who want  the sound of high end audio equipment from a DJ mixer. Mix while listening properly to your music. Feel the original performance, like it was meant to be. Imagine skipping all the distortions and typical colourations that most mixers add.

The layout is simple and straightforward. The front panel only has very few big knobs: channel one volume – channel two volume – cue selector – headphone volume. And obviously the headphone jack. If you ever tried mixing on a rotary mixer, you know this is all you need to do a great mix. And connect to the music like never before.

On the back panel you will find 2 stereo rca inputs, and one stereo rca output. And the power supply connector. All RCAs are top quality gold plated connectors, like you would expect.

The limitations: this mixer has only two LINE inputs, one RCA output suitable for driving your high end preamp/power combo or integrated amplifier.

Or a couple of powered monitors. I love the way it drives my Genelec 8040s, for example.

Spice it up and add an isolator, or two – you won’t miss tone controls anymore!

For the ultimate fun, you can obviously add an isolator on the master output, or a couple of isolators on each channel, if you want channel eq.

This type of eq has a huge potential, not only for it’s superior quality and functionality, but for the higher usability and install flexibility – your hands will be quicker than before on a proper setup – with big and well spaced knobs compared to tiny buttons and knobs of the typical mixer panel.

About the mixer’s unbalanced output

Like on your average high end audio preamp setups, the output level can be a bit lower than typical sources, but surely enough to perfectly drive an isolator or a high end audio integrated amplifier/preamp. You will need to turn the volume control on the amplifier a bit more; this is perfectly normal and should not  worry you.

Great results are achieved too with powered studio monitors – most of them like many GENELECs   have plenty of gain and perfect for coupling to a passive setup.

Just a simple advice to avoid a common mistake: If you are using a preamp/integrated amp, the only issue to take care of is when you finish mixing and want to switch to another source like your dvd player,  lower the  volume control to avoid setting your speakers on fire when watching a dvd. Just common sense.

No power switch.

Yes, no power switch, nothing to mess up during your mixes – in fact the music will continue playing on the master output even if you pull the power cord, as power is needed only for the headphone amplifier.

Learn more about what happens inside

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What we achieve is that the audio output will sonically be as as close as possible to   your source, CDJs or soundcard. And there’s more. No way  to distort the signal no matter what you do with the knobs on the mixer.  Stop worrying about overdriving the mixer. Simplify your mixing and connect with the music.

How does it work? The signal gets through only attenuated by a resistor and a pot. The simplest mixer circuit, ever. Why wasn’t this ever introduced? Was it the need of phono preamps or the higher output requirements driving directly a club system has? This mixer was built for connecting the audiophile minimalist high end home audio systems world to today’s DJs world, especially for djs who use CDJs or common DVS solutions like Serato Scratch Live  or Traktor, and care mostly for sound quality, simplicity and classic feeling of heavy smooth knobs.

Stricly for the love of house music.

And now, if you’re ready, read more about the mixer and don’t miss the blog updates for setup examples and experiences

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