Vestax mixers – not just iconic, but the first foray into DJ’ing gear for many.
But a minefield if you lose or break the power supply unit – a lot of them look alike, but take different power supplies. There are several different power specs, and in many cases the power requirement isn’t clearly written on the rear panel. So how do you know which to get? myVolts is here to help!
There are basically 2 kinds of power for the Vestax mixer.
In most, but not all cases, the power requirement is written on the back of the unit.
Look carefully! You can damage your mixer if you plug in the wrong kind.
15V DC in, with centre negative polarity:
Here’s a PMC17-A – you can see it says “15V” on the back. It needs 15V AC/DC adaptor, with centre negative polarity.
12V AC, no polarity:
Many of the Vestax mixers take a 12V power supply. If your says “AC-12” or “AC-14” or “AC 12V” on the back, a 12V AC/AC adaptor is needed. Here’s the rear panel of a PMC 05 Pro IV, for comparison.
Here’s a PMC-280 – it just says “AC-14” – it needs 12V AC/AC:
That’s it! If you need a PSU, please get in touch, I’ll help you get the right one. Get in touch – caroline AT myvolts DOT com or talk to me on Twitter – https://twitter.com/carolinezoids