MasterSounds Radius Two Valve is a new high-end boutique valve DJ mixer
MasterSounds Radius Two Valve is a unique take on the classic DJ mixer, with all-analog valve circuitry and rotary volumes.
MasterSounds have always prided themselves on unique high-end DJ mixers, they certainly cater to the more discerning DJs, sparing no expense in build and audio quality. Each of the MasterSounds mixers are handcrafted in the UK, and they already have a large line-up of high-end DJ mixers in all shapes and sizes. A quick look at their line-up will show you that they do cater heavily to the rotary DJ mixer market, something that is relatively under-represented at the moment, but a lot of pro DJs swear by rotary mixers for those ultra-smooth transitions.
Each channel on the new MasterSounds Radius Two Valve has a dual triode valve (as the name suggests) delivering analog warmth and a good amount of “natural” compression. The mixer features two analog VU meters which can be switched between monitoring your stereo output or monitoring the cue/mix channels. The mixer is decked out with large Moog-style knobs to add to that premium aesthetic and allowing for very fine adjustments.
Who is this mixer designed for?
Keep in mind the MasterSounds Radius Two Valve is an all-analog DJ mixer designed for the more discerning DJ, it does not have all the bells and whistles, but it is built like a tank and handmade with the highest quality components. This is most likely not for your modern digital DJs, as there are no effects or audio interface built-in, but I can definitely see this at home in a boutique vinyl setup.
Like I mentioned the MasterSounds Radius Two Valve does not have internal FX, however it does have an aux send which is switchable to pre or post fader, which is pretty handy for hooking it up to a variety of different effects processors.
The MasterSounds Radius Two Valve retails for GBP £1495 (Just shy of R30k excl. duties), for more information check out the MasterSounds website here.