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Gemini CDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player  

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    A fun and feature-filled tabletop MP3/CD deck that’s ideal for mobile DJ setups and club installations.

    Gemini’s CDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player is a powerful deck for DJs to integrate into their rig. It provides exceptional affordability and reliability as a tabletop CD/MP3 deck. Ideal for mobile DJ rigs or club installations, it’s loaded with song-shaping tools such as reverse, scratch, and brake effects, a loop section, and pitch bend, as well as powerful playback tools like instant-start, cue with preview, single and continuous play modes, and program function with repeat.

    The CDJ-210 is audio CD, CD-R, and MP3 compatible and offers users an extra-large jog wheel plus a large, blue, backlit LCD display with text for MP3 titles. Niceties that will ease your performance include anti-shock using RAM buffer memory, instant reverse for added effect, and a brake mode for vinyl-like stops. Additional features of the CDJ-210 include seamless loop with reloop, three-mode time selection, plus high-speed rotary track search and frame-accurate search. Pitch bend can be activated by using either the jog wheel or the pitch bend buttons, and the variable pitch control has three settings (± 4, 8, and 16%). The CDJ-210 delivers optimum functionality and powerful tools to take your CD and MP3 performances to the next level.

    Audio CD, CD-R, and MP3 compatible
    Extra-large jog wheel
    Anti-shock using RAM buffer memory
    Large, blue, backlit LCD display with text for MP3
    3 selectable jog modes scratch effect/cue search/pitch bend
    Instant reverse for added effect
    Brake mode for vinyl-like stops
    Instant-start and cue with preview
    Single and continuous play modes
    Fully programmable with repeat function
    Seamless loop with reloop
    Pitch bend using jog wheel or buttons ± 16%
    Three-mode time selection
    High-speed rotary track search
    Frame-accurate search
    Variable pitch control with three settings ± 4, 8, and 16%

    Features
    • Audio CD, CD-R, and MP3 compatible
    • Extra-large jog wheel
    • Anti-shock using RAM buffer memory
    • Large, blue, backlit LCD display with text for MP3
    • 3 selectable jog modes: scratch effect/cue search/pitch bend
    • Instant reverse for added effect
    • Brake mode for vinyl-like stops
    • Instant-start and cue with preview
    • Single and continuous play modes
    • Fully programmable with repeat function
    • Seamless loop with reloop
    • Pitch bend using jog wheel or buttons ± 16%
    • Three-mode time selection
    • High-speed rotary track search
    • Frame-accurate search
     
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    GeminiCDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player
     
    3.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          5.0

          Quite a deal!

          By Jake10

          from Key West, Fl

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • A Surprise

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Gemini CDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player:

            Although I ordered the CDJ-210 I received a CDX-2410 without a power supply cord....interesting.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far so good.

            By planetdug

            from Frostbite Falls Minnesota

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Gemini CDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player:

            So far so good. I have had this for a few weeks and have used it 10 hours or so. Great for just playing music,fun to play with the scratch thing and pretend to DJ. I got it to use adding sound effects and scratch sounds into an ambient drum and bass project. I was thrilled to find a player with reverse play in this price range.Backward voices are always trippy. The pitch changer is cool I am still on a learning curve with the loop function. It has some other stuff like the program function I have not messsed with yet.Since this is the only one of these things I have used I cannot say how it stacks up against other ones in this price range.It does have the reverse play,which I did not see in other ones I looked at. It is not a compact or solid feeling piece of equipment but not cheep feeling either.I would say this is a good buy for the money.I am happy with it so far.

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            5.0

            Just what I hoped

            By mlynne

            from Venice, Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Big Simple Buttons
            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Pitch Changer
            • Good price
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Too New To Know

            Best Uses

            • Cabaret Show
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Gemini CDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player:

            This player had the specifics I needed for my cabaret style performances.. it cues to the beginning of the MUSIC, not just the beginning of the track. And it has single play option, so it will automatically stop after each song and I can talk between songs. Then just one touch to the big round play/pause button and the next song is cued and starts immediately. Perfect. Also I can change key easily with the slider. Delivery was fast and MF checkout experience was easy.

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            1.0

            Could Have Been Just What I Needed

            By Drop Psyence

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Straight-forward

            Cons

            • Lack of precision
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Learning to Mix

            Comments about Gemini CDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player:

            I've been mixing drum & bass since the late 90s, and I got a pair of these to supplement my vinyl turntables. I've long been a "vinyl purist," but some tracks are downloads only, so I wanted CDJs to spin those tracks. I was looking for no-frills, start-stop, simple pitchshift decks that basically did only what my tables did. I believe that the DJ should mix the music and not have the equipment do it for him/her. These seemed perfect: no bpm counter, no tap button to match speeds, just a CD version of vinyl decks. But there are problems...simple, glaring problems:

            Firstly, the pitchshifter only increases and decreases in half-percents. Anyone who has some experience mixing will tell you that .1 or .2% can be the difference between a great mix and a 50-beat pile-up. This jump of half-percents means that your tracks are almost never running at the same speed; you constantly need to adjust with the boost buttons or the jog wheel. The jog wheel IS great for pitch bending (it's responsive and has a vinyl-mixing feel, like grabbing a record), which is a good thing since you will be using it pretty much nonstop babysitting your mix.

            Secondly, there was, AT BEST, a 50-50 chance that the track would skip on playback. I tried multiple CDs, burned (and finalized) and production CDs. I contacted Gemini, and they said they had never heard of such a thing...and I, somehow, had 2 decks that were both doing it. Gemini wanted me to return the decks to them for new ones; I was unsure of the whole product line. I sent them back to Musician's Friend and got a different brand.

            That said, I love Gemini products. I've been using the same Gemini turntables for about 14 years, and they are workhorses. I expected the same from the CDJ-210s and was disappointed. If these 2 problems were corrected, I'd have been absolutely happy; as is, if you can scrape together a few more dollars, opt for something better.

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            1.0

            Great Starter Deck

            By Adrian Grier

            from Maryland

            Comments about Gemini CDJ-210 Tabletop CD/MP3 Player:

            This is a great CDJ to use and something to invest in if you're wanting to get into DJing for the first time. Its cheap but it works and is solid. Its also nice to have a disc platter for better pitch bending and cue searching which is great for beginners since beatmatching using the pitch is way too difficult.
            Repeat: Obviously when the track is finished, the song repeats. Personally, I don't find much use for it, but its possibly because of the genre I mix. Maybe someone can find a good use for it.

            PGM: Not sure what it stands for, but basically you can create a playlist for a single CD. So if you're doing a mix and a CD has a lot of songs you want to mix, you can use the PGM to play track 1, then 4, then 8 for example.

            Break: Not as accurate as a turntable, but very close. Either way, its still very useful and I find myself using it all the time.

            Reverse: There's a 0.5 second lag so if you want to do a reverse while in the mix, good luck. It'll throw everything off. I don't use it, but its nice to have. My turntables don't even have a reverse option.

            Scratching: How does it hold up? It doesn't. If you want to scratch, get a direct drive turntable because there's a huge 2 second lag after you scratch. Unless you plan on doing just baby scratches, you wont be able to go very far with it.
            It feels a bit flembsy when you pick it up and its very light-weight.
            Although with some minor issues here and there, so far it works perfectly fine and after owning it for a year, its still as solid as it was the first day I got it.

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