STP/Vestax soars with $10,000 Phoenix DJ mixer

Four-channel device is targeted at audiophile turntablists.

Back in 2016, Japanese pro audio company Vestax announced its relaunch as STP/Vestax and unveiled a four-channel DJ mixer named Phoenix. The device is now finally on the market as the Hou-ou [PHOENIX], boasting a catalogue of premium features targeted at audiophile turntablists.

According to the revived brand, Hou-ou boasts a rich analogue sound born of the study of past production techniques, large toroidal transformers and advanced discrete circuitry.

Each of Hou-ou’s four channels has trim and pan controls plus a three-band equaliser. All channels also have a 60mm vertical fader, which is intended to offer “solid curve control”, according to the brand.

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Complementing the four channels are three unbalanced stereo phono inputs and nine stereo line inputs. The unit is also kitted out with an independent mic channel, independent stereo AUX send-returns, record out and twin stereo XLR master outputs.

For metering, all channels have independent VU meters, while a master VU meter keeps tabs on the overall L-R mix.

Available at $10,000. More info at stpvestax.com.

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