BPM 2015: Super Stereo DN78 Phantom Valve DJ Mixer

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With a mixture of analogue (valve!) technology, digital (sound card), and the highest grade components, Super Stereo's mixer is truly boutique.

In a world where so much DJ gear seems to be throwaway, identikit plastic boxes, it's always great to see something designed to not only work well but also look great and last a long time. So when we saw this hybrid analogue/digital mixer from boutique UK company SuperStereo here at BPM Show , we just had to make a quick video to get the company to tell us all about it.

The mixer is two channel, and available with a variety of options involving audiophile components (even above those used in the standard model) and different wood finishes; there's a four channel version due too. We saw it working with vinyl and DVS, and the company is attempting in its roadmap to get Serato certification.

Video talkthrough

Is this the kind of mixer you'd like in your ultimate set-up? Or is it just crazy money? Let us know your thoughts below...

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Comments

  1. CalebGrayson says:

    looks pretty cool to me!

    Features of the DN78 Phantom Valve Series:

    A rotary cross-fader between CH1 + CH2.
    5 LED input monitor VU meter for each channel.
    Input gain control giving up to 5 x gain.
    A headphone cross-fader control between the output and cue channel.
    Push button PFL cue controls
    2 channel stereo mixer
    Valve (tube) output stage,
    3 band ‘Isolator’ on the output,
    3 band EQ control on each channel,
    RCA and XLR balanced output level (booth & main outs),
    2 line & 2 phono RCA inputs,
    4 channel USB Audio (24bit up to 96khz out),
    Precision Backlit VU meters (output),
    LED Clip indicator,
    Cue indicator,
    Stereo Fx send & return,
    High power headphone output,
    High quality Alps ‘Blue Velvet’ faders,
    Audiophile grade op-amps,
    High grade toggle switches & knobs,
    Wooden side panels

    http://superstereo.co.uk/dn78-phantom-valve-series/

  2. So glad you caught up with Duncan, I had pretty much the same chat with him on Sunday. His mixers are truly gorgeous, a little difficult to hear how they sounded at BPM due to so much other stuff going on.

    If I had that amount of cash, I would happily drop that on a UK manufactured mixer of his. I'd need to employ some security staff to escort me with it though!

    I thought it was funny that they were positioned on the next stall to Rane, who also had their rotary mixer on display - sadly it looked like it had just been left on a table, not even plugged in! Rane's loss is Duncan's gain I would think.

    More rotary mixers next year?!

  3. I can't afford one on my full-time school teacher/part-time DJ wages but it's not as expensive as I thought it would be at all.

  4. Funny how nostalgia works, isn't it. Having worked on rotary amps (wouldn't even dare call them mixers) way back when, I still don't feel the overwhelming urge to go back to something that mimics that workflow with today's sound technology and quality.

    But if this is your thing, it does look as if it will tick all your boxes and then some.

  5. DJ Kicksled says:

    Which DVS-software did you see it used with? Looks like a fantastic mixer, but I guess it won't work with TSP2 and vinyl timecode?

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