The Japanese company's new mixer is "designed with purist ideals with only essential features."
The MODEL9900 is the company's new flagship mixer, a six-channel design constructed with "purist ideals with only essential features." Built in Japan to order, each channel comes with a three-band EQ and a post fader send, plus a three-band isolator on the master that can boost or cut all the way from +18db 〜 -∞. All the switches and potentiometers are made in-house while a VU meter comes courtesy of Sifam. The main circuit board has also been constructed separately from the power supply in order to minimise noise.
An Instagram post lists the MODEL9900 as costing between ¥580,000JPY and ¥700,000, which is roughly around $5,500 and $6,600, placing this firmly in the upper-tier of rotary mixers.
DJ Harvey had a chance to use an early build of the MODEL9900 at Rainbow Disco Club earlier this year.
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2019 NEW 6CH TABLE TOP MIXER MODEL9900 Music Mixer PRO Professional Build-to-order manufacturing Shipping schedule ABOUT 8-12week. Reference price About 580,000JPY-700.000JPY We will ship in order of shipping availability ARS MODEL 9900 DJ Mixer is a Japanese made, 6ch. rotary mixer with 3band eq on each channel. The ARS 9900 is our Flagship Table top mixer. This 6 channel High Quality Rotary DJ Mixer has a 3 band Isolator on the master. Potentiometer and Switch are ALL ALPS . Vu Meter Made by Sifam Classic knob and Aluminum Machine Component Knob Cap by Made in Japan A long time in the development phase this mixer is a beautiful example of Japanese hand made precision workmanship. Highly recommended. It is designed with purist ideals with only essential features. ARS 9900 has 3 band eq on each channel and 3band Iso on the master. The Isolators can be boost of cut from +18db 〜 -∞. The 3Band eq can boost or cut from +12db 〜-12db. Each channel has Post Fader Send. also Return and Effect Loop. * Due to the Model-9900 is designed for a professional use, The body is no power switch to avoid accidentally power off while playing. * Minimizing the power noise by designing the All circuit board and the power circuit board independently and setting them apart. [SPEC] Input Frequency Response: +-1dB 20Hz-20Khz Input: 3 x Phono : 47K Ohm / 9 x Line: 20K Ohm Effect Loop: RCA Unbalanced Impedance 20K Ohm Return: RCA Unbalanced Impedance 20K Ohm Output House Output:RCA Unbalanced Impedance 1K Ohm/ XLR Balanced Impedance 100 Ohm Booth Output:RCA Unbalanced Impedance 1K Ohm/ XLR Balanced Impedance 100 Ohm Tape Output: RCA Unbalanced Impedance 1K Ohm Effect Loop :RCA Unbalanced Impedance 600 Ohm Effect Return:RCA Unbalanced Impedance 600 Ohm Power Consumption: 30w Power Requirement: US-115V/EU-230V(Selectable) 50/60Hz Dimensions: (W)460 x (H)280 x (D)100 mm Front Panel Color: Black Spec Seat: Manufacturer site http://www.ars-direct.jp/product/190
Photo credit: Masanori Naruse