Legendary vintage audio mixer Rodec MX10
The Rodec MX-10 is a compact DJ-mixer from 1987 in the legendary MX-series offering 10 inputs on 5 faders.
The vintage mixer is in completely original condition.
The MX mixers came on the market back in 1984 as the sucessor of the SM-series who conquered the DJ-world in the 70’s. The MX-7 was the first and smallest mixer in that series; like the MX-10 with no EQ’ing on every inputfader. The larger MX-18 (18 inputs indeed) did have the separate 3-band equalising possibilities on the input channels, gaining a reputation as the ultimate DJ-mixer at the time and resulting in the international succes of the legendary Rodec MX-series.
Back in 1954 engineer ROger DEClerck was one of the pioneers in the audio industry initially designing and producing audio products for himself and a handful early customers. The name RODEC was born, with initially a limited range of valve amplifiers, mono, and a number of specific “one-off ” products, built on special order only.
The first RODEC mixers appear around 1970, when the decision was made to offer a number of high quality preamplifiers which offered a most creative feature whereby one source could be faded out, while another source could be faded in. The audio mixer - as the workhorse of the DJ - was born!
That range was known as ‘Control Unit’, with models like CU881, CU882 and CU888; each consequent model offering higher and more specifications than the previous one. The RODEC logo first appeared as a sticker to promote the RODEC Sound Machines around 1975. The first mixer with the RODEC logo was the Mixfan in 1977.
With this reputation of producing sturdy equipment, RODEC rapidly became the standard in many fixed and mobile music systems in the entertainment industry, being one of the very first to introduce a number of features which invariably set the standard throughout the entire industry. To name just a few, as far back as 1970 where RODEC introduced talk-over, gain per channel and equalisation, resulting in the final evolution to MX-18 with triple tone control per input channel. This feature has since been copied all over the world up to the nearly identical frequencies as used by RODEC.
The RODEC SoundMachines SM200 & SM300 dominated the pro-audio sales in the early 80’s. The MX-series were the successors, with their MX18, released in 1986, becoming the ‘reference’ in the DJ segment, upto now still the blueprint of a contemporary professional mixer. Some special editions, the Red Limited Edition and the Limited 50th Anniversary Edition, celebrated the 10th and 20th anniversary of the reference MX18(0) workhorse. The Rodec MX180, successor of the MX18 was introduced in 1990 with a crossfader and the XLR Master output option as the most important new features.
After almost 20 (!) different MX-models between 1984 and 2008 Rodec released the MX ‘Original’ and later on the MX ‘Progressive Series’ as their last DJ mixers.
The product has endured basic start-up tests; it powers up, buttons work. There was no endurance or performance testing with media.
This item is sold ‘As is’; the seller is selling, and the buyer is buying the item in whatever condition it presently exists, and the buyer is accepting the item "with all faults", whether or not immediately apparent. Please see pictures for traces of use / storage. No return / no warranty / no quarantee.
MX10 (2nd series)
Made in Belgium
Sven Väth, Phi-Phi, Laurent Garnier, Kevin Saunderson, Tiësto, Ricado Villalobos, ...
* 5 input faders
* 2 separate (RCA unbalanced) output 'master' faders
* 2 stereo phono inputs (with 'start' button for external start command)
* 4 stereo line inputs (CD/Aux)
* 2 stereo line inputs (Micro)
* 1 'DJ' microphone input (unbalanced) (on stereo jack)
* 1 effect send/return input/output
* 2 unbalanced stereo RCA 'master' outputs (on fader) - Balanced XLR outputs ready
* 1 unbalanced stereo aux direct output
* 3 unbalanced stereo record direct outputs
* 1 unbalanced stereo headphone output (on rotary knob)
* 2-band (LOW / HIGH) output EQ
* Mono / Stereo switch
* Spacial stereo control (balance left/right)
* Stereo headphone output control (Phones)
* 3-band EQ (LOW / MID / HIGH) on DJ microphone input
* controllable DJ microphone 'talk over' function
* Dimensions frontplate: 482 x 266 mm (standard rack)
* Dimensions chassis: 444 x 253 x 43/130 mm
The initial first series of the MX10 have their channel 3&4 microphone input on jack and include a 110V/230V switch.
Second edition MX10 mixers are made crossfade-ready for their 2&3 fader channels (providing a "CROSS" button mark on the frontplate), have their chassis made 'balanced out'-ready for XLR connectors.
Moreover the second edition has their second 3&4 fader inputs on double RCA connectors, nevertheless still mentioning "MICRO" on the frontplate.