Info and thoughts on the gear Mr Romo uses
The road gear choices were made based on Durability, Sound, Quality, and Features.
2 x Pioneer CDJ 1000mk2
CD Mixing is here to stay. Will it ever replace vinyl? No.
There is nothing like bringing 400 hours of music to a show, without bringing 20 crates of records.
Nothing can scratch like the pioneer... nothing.
The Numark Direct Drive CD Tuntables would be great IF:
1. They had a tone arm attachment so you could actually play the record you had on the platter
2. They upgrade their firmware so the scratch didn't sound so synthetic
Pioneer CMX-5000 & a CMX-3000)
DJM-3000 (soon to be replaced with a DJM-800)
Rane Mixers beat all for sound quality and durability, follwed by Allen & Heath.
I'd use a rane if they made a 4-channel with cd triggers on each channel... but they don't.
So the Pioneer 3000 is the best choice if you need cd triggers on every channel.
2 x Technics 1200 SL MK2
I don't care what anyone says these are the best turtables ever built.
I have used the MK3 & 5, as well as tables by Gemini, Stanton, Numark and Vestax.
I have seen EVERY other make and model break down, but never the MK2's.
Sony MD S1