stpVx Phoenix- Is this the return of legendary Vestax mixers?
If you’re a fan of the classic Vestax mixers, the new stpVX Phoenix mixer may just appeal to you.
Fashioned in the classic style of the classic Vestax PMC series of mixers, the new stpVX Phoenix features a lot of the stylistic and technical features that made the original Vestax stuff so legendary. From the in-depth metering, both analog and digital, to the “Isolator” filters. Something that was also prevalent in a lot of Vestax mixers, was plenty of different inputs, RCAs to TRS jacks.
The stpVX Phoenix has all of the above-mentioned features, you have a choice of RCA inputs or TRS balanced jack. You also have a balanced “Master Loop” in and out, which allows you to run through your own external effects, without sacrificing the convenience of cueing and other internal mixer features. The stpVX Phoenix features two sets of master outputs, you have a choice of balanced TRS jack or XLR outputs. There are even Aux in/out connections via RCA and along the top of the mixer you have access to some line inputs, to save you from fiddling around the back of the mixer in case you need to plug something in, mid-performance.
The history behind the Phoenix project…
The stpVx Phoenix project is the brainchild of Hidesato Shiino, original Vestax founder, here’s what he had to say about the new venture – “I have deviated from the usual way of thinking in the industry with its cost-cutting and resulting performance-degradation, and have built a product that aims to deliver for the DJ both high-quality sound and professional operation without compromising on product-performance.”
The Japanese name for the stpVx Phoenix is Hou – ou (fitting as it is the direct translation), Hidesato says the new mixer will be made in Japan to the highest manufacturing, technology and quality-control standards.
For more information check out stpVx Phoenix website.