Specialist DJ/Sound equipment in Busan

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vaz
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Joined: 05/30/2010 - 14:29
Specialist DJ/Sound equipment in Busan

Hi, I'm new to Busan and Korea.  Could anyone please point me in the right direction as to where I could pick up a good USB soundcard for DJ-ing (with 2 channels, preferably Native Instruments or M-Audio) and some decent DJ headphones (Sony, Sennheiser or Technics).  I need to pick up some gear...

Any other amateur DJs living/playing in Busan?

Cheers

Chris LeBlanc
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Joined: 12/28/2009 - 12:51
Re: Specialist DJ/Sound equipment in Busan
Hey, I don't think you'll be able to find a decent external soundcard in Busan.  You can probably find one in the electronics market in Seoul.  I got mine from turntablelab since on the invoice they reduce cost so you don't have to pay tax when it comes through customs. As for the headphones, the best place to find them (Sony, Tecs)  is the electronics street in Nampo-dong around the Dunkin Donuts.  Its the same street where the old guys with the carts sell used gold crap.  There's also a store on that street with tons of cables where you can buy needles and carts if you need them.  Hope that helps.
vaz
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Joined: 05/30/2010 - 14:29
Re: Specialist DJ/Sound equipment in Busan

Ah, cheers bru!  I think I can do without the USB soundcard for awhile, but I do need some decent headphones ASAP, so I'll check out the place you mentioned.

Safe.

143busan
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Joined: 08/07/2009 - 13:33
Re: Specialist DJ/Sound equipment in Busan
if ur lucky enough to find quality dj/audio gear in korea, it will cost u an arm and a leg.  the best thing to do is wire some money over to family or friends and have them pick something up.  either that or find a website or store that'll do international orders.  i've always picked up all gear on trips back home.  i've had friends that brought tech's and cdj's over with them, paying the extra baggage fees, as its cheaper than purchasing in korea.  
mattsid
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Joined: 09/15/2009 - 15:13
Re: Specialist DJ/Sound equipment in Busan

You might also want to try the musical instrument store in Bujeon Dong, they have a lot of PA stuff there so you might find some DJ stuff as well. Check this post out for directions.

http://www.koreabridge.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5081&hl=music+inst...

Failing that your best be is going to be the aforementioned Seoul, although I would recommend checking out the music mart there as well. It's huge.(if you choose to go that route I will post directions, but no time right now!).  And of course there is online.

kyreamin
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Joined: 06/12/2010 - 01:53
Re: Specialist DJ/Sound equipment in Busan

I was recently looking for MIDI controllers and found the stuff in the Seoul music market to be pretty much the same price as Korean online stores. Check out Gmarket.You can search in English and pay from an ATM.

If your buying Japanese brands, its sometimes cheaper to get a ferry to Fukuoka and pick it up yourself rather than pay the shipping and the Korean markup. For example, you can get a VCI-100 for about 250,000 won cheaper over there.

Finally, if you're after an external sound card, why not try a Korean brand like this or this.