Now that Pioneer DJ has brought out the upgraded DJM-750MK2, it’s time to place it against its biggest rival: the Reloop RMX-90 DVS. Both are 4 channel club mixers, come with expansive effect sections, support effects send & return and DVS mode and are very well suited for serious home use or even, club install.

Both retail for around USD 1.000: the RMX-90 DVS for USD 999 and the DJM-750MK2 for a slightly higher USD 1.199. Both, as said, support DVS, but while the Reloop is a Serato DJ mixer and thus support Serato DVS, the 750MK2 is Rekordbox DJ only, and will only work with a Rekordbox DVS license that is included in the box.

Let’s dive into a more detailed side by side comparison of the features of each unit.

Mic & headphones controls

Pioneer DJ DJM-750MK2 versus Reloop RMX-90 DVS: mic and headphone section.
Microphone and headphones controls.

The RMX-90 DVS is actually a 4+1 channel mixer since the microphone section has an RCA input for an AUX audio source. The channel can switch between mic and AUX. There are also two microphone inputs with high and low EQ and talk over function. The AUX section has a dedicated CUE button, which is very handy to pre-listen connected AUX audio sources.

There is split cue switch, a Cue EQ knob (nice) and the typical knob to set the CUE mix and volume. Also, as custom on modern club mixers, there are both 3.5 and a 6.3 mm headphone jacks.

The DJM-750MK2 has a more straightforward approach. Only 1 microphone input, equally with high and low EQ, volume knob and talk over switch. The mixer doesn’t have an AUX input. For the headphones, same controls as on the RMX-90 DVS.

EQ, channel source select and gain controls

Pioneer DJ DJM-750MK2 versus Reloop RMX-90 DVS: EQ and gain section.
EQ, channel source select and gain controls.

The RMX-90 DVS EQ and gain section is very straightforward. All 4 channels have a gain knob and full 3 band EQ, with a switch to set the EQ frequency to classic or full kill.  All channels can be set to Line or USB/DVS, with channel 2 and 3 ready for turntables. The VU meters are adequate.

The DJM-750MK2 has a very similar layout but is slightly more sophisticated. All the channels support turntables, and each channel can be set to act as an FX return channel. Lastly, the VU meters on each channel are larger and clearer than on the RMX-90 DVS.

Filter and sound color effects

Pioneer DJ DJM-750MK2 versus Reloop RMX-90 DVS: EQ filters and effects.
EQ filters and effects controls

While the RMX-90 DVS has the traditional filter with filter knob per channel, the DJM-750MK2 goes a bit further and has a full set of sound color effects (dub echo, sweep, noise and filter) to choose from. There is also a parameter knob present to control different characteristics per effect. I personally love the sound color effects and the addition of the parameter knob really allows to fine tune each effect to perfection.

Channel faders & crossfader

Channel and crossfaders.
Channel and crossfaders.

The DJM-750MK2 comes standard with a high-quality Magvel fader, while the RMX-90 DVS is Inno Fader compatible but needs to be installed separately. Apart from that, both mixers are fairly similar with cross fader assign switches and cross/line fader curve control.

Effects module

Effects module.
Effects module.

The RMX-90 DVS has a Beat Effects module with 12 high-quality studio grade effects (Flanger, Delay, Echo, Reverb, Transformer, Pitch Shift, Loop Roll, Reverse Loop, Noise, Bitcrusher, Gate and Tape Delay). The effects selection is done with a rotary knob. A minus here is that you cannot see the selected effect name on the knob itself, only on the screen, this means it’s harder to get quickly to the effect you want since you need to scroll to it.

The DJM-750MK2 has a different approach to effect selection by having a selector knob that shows the available effects. This approach does have my preference, but I guess tastes differ. The available effects are Delay, Echo, Flanger, Helix, Ping Pong, Pitch, Spiral, Reverb, Roll, Trans, Vinyl Brake. The 750MK2 has also FX frequency, a very cool feature inherited from the DJM-900NXS2 which allows to isolate a frequency and apply an effect only to that frequency.

Inputs & outputs

Inputs & outputs.
Inputs & outputs.

Both mixers are quite similar when it comes to inputs & outputs. The RMX-90 DVS has XLR master, RCA master out and TRS booth out. THere is a handy USB hub with 3 USB ports built-in, and an RCA record out.

The DJM-750MK2 has an identical master & booth output setup but lacks the USB hub. It does have, in return, the send & return input & output.

Under the hood

The RMX-90 DVS has a 8 in/8 out DVS audio interface, 24 bit for Serato DJ.

The DJM-750MK2 has the slight upper hand having a 64-bit digital signal processor, dithering technology, 32-bit A/D converter, and 32-bit D/A converter.

Conclusion

In the end, both are fantastic mixers. I think software preference will largely determine choosing one or the other.

Serato DVS versus Rekordbox DVS.
Serato DVS versus Rekordbox DVS.

The Reloop RMX-90 DVS is designed as Serato DVS mixer, and Serato DJ’s that are looking for a high-quality DVS mixer should not look much further.

Pioneer DJ is much more discrete with pushing Rekordbox DVS with the DJM-750MK2, it’s not mentioned anywhere on the mixer itself and it lacks the handy USB hub included in the RMX-90 DVS, but on the inside, it’s fully ready to connect to Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS.

Functionality wise, the DJM-750MK2 has a clear advantage when it comes to effects. With two effect modules, the sound color effects section and the beat effects section and the send & return possibilities, it offers more options compared to the RMX-90 DVS. The FX frequency is also a great creative tool that is not present on the RMX-90.

So in the end, if you are not interested in DVS and effects are your thing, the DJM-750MK2 seems looks like the winner here. If, however, you are looking for a Serato DJ compatible mixer, the RMX-90 DVS is probably the best deal on the market at the moment.

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  • It might just be the photo, but the upfaders on the Reloop look a lot longer. I love mixers with a nice long throw on the upfader. I’d be curious to hear a comment on that though as it wasn’t mentioned at all.

    Also disagree strongly on the effects selector. Just because the effects are listed on screen instead of on the knob doesn’t change that you are scrolling through them, like the writer implies. Unless you have a button for each effect (like in the colour f/x section) then you are scrolling. So the difference is that with an encoder and the effects listed on screen, upgrades and changes are possible via firmware. With a fixed knob, not so much. I think the edge should be going to Reloop on that one.

    • On the faders, yes they are indeed a bit longer, but the scales are a bit off as well so the difference is a bit exagerated in the pictures.

      On the second point, I actually fully agree. The fact you can expand the effects with the Reloop approach didn’t cross my mind, and it’s indeed added flexibility that the Pioneer cannot have. And yes, you are indeed still scrolling with a knob, specially in a bad lit environement where you can’t read the effect against each knob position anyway.