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
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
The RMX-90 DVS EQ and gain section are 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
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
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 crossfader assign switches and cross/line fader curve control.
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
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 an 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.
In the end, both are fantastic mixers. I think software preference will largely determine choosing one or the other.
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.