From classic cars
to 70s-style fashions, the retro trend is hot today. Now
American Audio has introduced a classic-style rotary mixer that will
put a blast-from-the-past in the hands of DJs and re-mix
artists who want to go retro the DX-5R Rotary Mixer.
rack-mount mixer, the DX-5R features large silver rotary knobs on
each of its channels, which give it the appearance of a mixer from
the 60s or 70s. Not only do the retro-style knobs
look great and command attention, theyll also appeal to DJs who
like the authentic feel of turning a rotary dial, as
opposed to using channel crossfaders.
large silver knobs, the DX-5R has the classic looks of an earlier
mixer, said John Brown, national sales manager for American
Audio. We decided to come out with a rotary mixer,
because retro-style things have gotten so big today, and also because
a lot of DJs really prefer rotary knobs to crossfaders. You
might say that the DX-5R is the P.T. Cruiser of mixers.
addition to rotary knobs, each of the DX-5Rs four channels has
individual LED indicators. The highly-visible LEDs make it easy
for DJs to manipulate channel settings in any environment.
The DX-5R is also
equipped with a large Master Volume rotary knob. Additionally,
theres a 4-band rotary EQ on the master level that controls
bass, mid low, mid high and treble.
rotary knobs may be retro-style, the DX-5R is strictly 21st century
when it comes to offering features for todays performing DJ
artists. It comes standard-equipped with a high-quality Feather
Fader for smooth, quick crossfades. The DX-5R also offers Fader Q
Start, when used with a compatible American Audio CD player (sold separately).
With 8 lines, 2
phono and 2 mics, the DX-5R gives DJs plenty of flexibility for
configuring their gear. Other features of the DX-5R include:
separate balanced outputs (Master Outs, Booth Outs and Subwoofer
Outs); adjustable subwoofer frequency control; and gain level knobs
for each channel.
the DX-5R is compact and lightweight for easy transportability.
It measures 19L x 7W x 4.5 H, and weighs just 7 lbs.
manufacturers suggested retail price of just $319.95, the DX-5R
Rotary Mixer is destined to become a classic.