Can you compare the POKKETMIXER to other DJ-mixers?
No. Being a DJ has never been so easy. It is easy to connect and to use. You can put it in your pocket and set it up within 30 seconds. This makes it possible to act as a DJ wherever and whenever you want.
The Pokketmixer is a high quality product, but not a professional DJ-mixer. It is made only for headphone signals and to be used with mobile devices and PC’s. Phono signals from record players or line/RCA sources can normally not be directly connected. If you want to play vinyl with the Pokketmixer, you can do it if the record player has a headphone socket.
What does ‘passive’ mean?
Passive means that the Pokketmixer itself does not need electricity, batteries, a power supply, or electric socket, which makes it more flexible and mobile. The headphone signal will be transferred from your MP3 player, laptop or mobile phone to your mixer output without amplification. This also means that the maximum sound level of your Pokket depends on your original playing device.
Does the POKKETMIXER get the electricity from your i-Pod?
No, it does not get the electricity from your i-Pod. It simply uses the signal, which is normally meant for the headphone.
What for is he switch „EQ ON/OFF “ ?
For each channel, the POKKETMIXER has an equalizer; with it, you can change bass, middle and high frequencies. Using the switch “EQ” enables or disables the equalizer. Because the device is passive, the original signal becomes more silent when it is enabled.
What is the control “Headphone Ω (Ohm) on the rear for?
If needed, you can adapt the POKKETMIXER to your headphone. Your headphone has a resistance that is normally in the range of 32 Ohm (the Pokketmixer is also preset on 32 Ohm when delivered to you). The control simulates this resistance, so that the signal for your hi-fi equipment always is on a constant level.
Approx. 90 % of headsets are in the range of 32 Ohm. In case you are using a headphone which has either more or less then 32 Ohm resistance, it might happen that the sound level will change without you wanting it to, once you use the switch “listen”. In case this happens then just adapt the mixer to your headset by adjusting the control approximately to the resistance value of your headphone (you will find the resistance value of your headphone within its technical description).
Why does the POKKETMIXER not have Gain (volume) controls on each channel?
You can plug in devices that give you headphone signals only. All devices which have headphone sockets also have their own volume control for it. So we don´t need an aditional gain on the mixer.
Why is the output volume of the POKKETMIXER lower as if I plug in my player directly into the stereo?
The maximum output volume you get when you disable the equalizer and set the master vol. up fully.
Also some players can give you a lower output volume if there is a headphone connected as if there is no headphone connected (with the POKKETMIXER basically there is always a headphone connected) You can test your player by reducing the volume of the headphone control on the POKKETMIXER. If the output volume of the POKKET now gets a little louder you have such a kind of player.
Further more there are also different kind of stereo systems (technically they are different because of the input resistance). Normal home hifi stereo systems tend to work better than docking stations, computer speakers or car stereos.
I have a professional soundcard. Can I connect it to the POKKETMIXER?
If your soundcard gives you an outputsignal that is loud enough to run a headset, then you can use it. Just try it. Very good experience I made with a sound card from native instruments “Audio 8 DJ”