LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Pioneer DJ’s flagship set-up is taking a giant leap into the
future with the unveiling of the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2. As a
result of years of feedback from DJs of every genre, Pioneer DJ
incorporated additions that deliver the highest possible sound quality,
finely tuned features, and unprecedented levels of control.
DJs want higher sound quality and Pioneer DJ has delivered with the
release of these new products. The CDJ-2000NXS2 now has a 96 kHz/24-bit
sound card and FLAC/Apple Lossless Audio (ALAC) support – paving the way
for more producers to create music in this top quality format. Browsing
and track selection are even more intuitive with the high-resolution
touch screen, Qwerty keyboard and Track Filter search. The screen also
packs in a multi-colored wave display, more detailed rekordbox™
information and instant access to all the most popular features. Up to
four players can be controlled from one device using Pro DJ Link. The
player now has two banks of four Hot Cues – eight in total. And, if that
isn’t enough, you can connect the DDJ-SP1 controller to add even more
Hot Cues and loops.
The DJM-900NXS2 takes mixing to another level with Pioneer DJ’s first
ever 64-bit mixing processor for a more natural, warm and detailed
sound. The controls are even more responsive, with a new gain structure,
improved EQ and fader curves. The Sound Color FX section now has a
parameter knob for even more nuanced manipulation. Plus, an independent
Send/Return means you no longer have to choose between Beat FX and
external FX: you can connect your choice of external FX controllers,
including apps on your iPad, and layer it on top of the on-board FX.
Additionally, the DJM-900NXS2 has four phono inputs, DVS support and two
USB ports for easy connection to PC/Mac, making it a crucial tool
versatile enough for any professional booth.
“I played a couple of tracks on the DJM-900NXS2 and I was quite
astounded; it sounds like no other Pioneer DJ mixer I’ve heard,” said
Andy Kayll, sound engineer at DC10. “Going up from 32-bit to 64-bit, the
sound is so much more accurate and natural, you can hear it’s much
The CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 will be available in February 2016,
with retail prices of $2,199.00 and $2,199.00, respectively.
NEW FEATURES OF THE CDJ-2000NXS2
1. Enhanced, next generation sound with
support for FLAC/ALAC files
Every aspect of the CDJ-2000NXS2’s sound design has been fine-tuned to
produce a crisper, clearer sound and support the highest quality audio
96 kHz/24-bit sound card: high-res sound reproduction with no
loss of quality.
- FLAC and ALAC support: play with the highest quality formats.
Improved Digital Out: ensures a detailed reproduction of
32-bit D/A converter: eliminates distortion and noise on analog
- Separate analog power supply: reduces unwanted noise.
2. Full-color touch screen with faster
browsing and more detailed track information
The CDJ-2000NXS2 has a high resolution, 7-inch touch screen, and adds a
host of features for faster browsing and more intuitive performances:
Track Filter mode: use the touch screen to filter tracks by
rekordbox information such as BPM, key or My Tags.
Keyword search: bring up the Qwerty keyboard to search for
tracks by name.
- Multicolored wave display: full-color wave form and Wave Zoom.
Needle Countdown: touch a point in the track to see how many
beats away it is.
Shortcut button: instantly switch to Browse mode or bring up My
3. Expanded performance features for
even greater possibilities and creativity
The CDJ-2000NXS2 builds on its predecessor’s most popular features
– including Beat Sync, Slip Mode and Hot Cue Auto Load – and takes it up
a gear with:
8 color-coded Hot Cues: two banks of four Hot Cues deliver even
more choice and control in the mix. Either set the cues and colors in
rekordbox or use the simplified workflow to set them on-the-fly.
MIDI controller interface: connect the DDJ-SP1 add-on
controller with one USB cable to control up to 4 CDJ-2000NXS2s using
Pro DJ Link – giving you instant access to more Hot Cues, loops, slip
mode and browsing.
Fractional beat Quantize: choose between ⅛, ¼ and ½ beat
Quantize for more precision and versatility.
4. Pro DJ Link enables even more features
Pro DJ Link lets you share one source across up to four players and
unlocks a host of information and features such as Beat Sync and Beat
Countdown. Now we’ve added:
More detailed Phase Meter: see the track’s progression through
the bar, beats and between the beats.
Improved beat grids: beat grids are now accurate to the
microsecond, exactly matching the rekordbox beat grid for total
reliability over the course of a mix.
Quantized Beat Jump: jump backward or forward 1 beat
from the current playback position.
5. See full rekordbox track information
including NEW color-coded Memory Cues
As always, you can analyze and prepare your tracks in rekordbox and view
vital information on the player’s screen, including BPM, Beat Countdown
and Phase Meter. New to the CDJ-2000NXS2 are Memory Cues, which let you
name a cue, e.g. ‘my breakdown,’ give it a color, and then see that
information on the CDJ-2000NXS2’s screen.
6. Other features
Supports rekordbox dj HID control – a rekordbox dj add-on that will be
- Three-position lever for Slip Reverse, Forward and Reverse.
Multi-colored USB port light: shows a color you’ve pre-set in
rekordbox (e.g. blue for a techno USB stick) when you plug the USB
- High quality, anti-scratch aluminum top plate.
NEW FEATURES OF THE DJM-900NXS2
1. High quality audio components for a
warm, detailed sound
The DJM-900NXS2 has undergone a complete overhaul under the bonnet to
deliver clear sound with more depth and color:
Improved digital sound processing: 64-bit mixing
processor, enhanced dithering technology, and a low-jitter clock – all
deliver a warm, natural analog sound.
96 kHz/24-bit sound card and direct digital connection:
accurately reproduces high-res audio.
Newly developed power supply: eliminates unwanted noise and
delivers a warmer sound.
Improved analog input: a new phono amp circuit, plus a new
signal GND terminal to easily attach ground wires from analog
2. Improved EQ, fader and clip controls
for smoother mixes
The DJM-900NXS2 has more nuanced frequency and volume controls for
smoother, more dynamic mixing:
Improved channel fader curves: the three curves have been
fine-tuned for more precision and control.
New EQ curves: even more precision across the highs, mids and
More accurate clip indicator: a redesigned gain structure
ensures meters don’t go into the red too early.
- Peak limiter: minimizes distortion even at high volumes.
3. More detailed control of a wealth of
FX plus an independent Send/Return
The DJM-900NXS2’s FX and their controls have been completely redesigned
to deliver detailed levels of manipulation:
6 Sound Color FX:
- New Sweep: replaces Gate/Comp
New parameter knob: alters different parameters for each
Bigger knobs: for more nuanced control of all Sound Color
14 Beat FX:
New FX: Ping Pong, Vinyl Brake, Helix, Pitch, improved
Bigger X-Pad with OLED screen: more easily see and toggle
FX and change parameters.
FX Frequency: choose which frequency range to apply effects
Channel selection LED: know at a glance which channels
you’re applying Beat FX to.
- New FX: Ping Pong, Vinyl Brake, Helix, Pitch, improved
Independent Send/Return: connect external hardware and software
to use alongside the internal FX. InterApp support means you can use
FX/Instrument apps on your iPad – for example the virtual RMX-1000 app.
4. Two USB ports, 4 Phono Inputs, and
DVS support for total flexibility and seamless DJ handovers
The DJM-900NXS2 has a multitude of inputs to give you total freedom to
mix with the source of your choice:
2 USB ports and a top-loaded input switcher: for seamless DJ
handovers between different PCs/Macs.
DVS control: use turntables/players to control rekordbox DJ
performance software via the rekordbox dj DVS Plus Pack (coming soon).
4 Phono Inputs: connect up to 4 turntables to channels 1, 2, 3
5. Pro DJ Link via LAN or USB for even
more scope and flexibility
Use Pro DJ Link to connect up to 4 players and share one source, see
detailed rekordbox information and unlock a number of advanced features
including Quantize. You can also connect a PC/Mac with just one USB
cable to control rekordbox dj and other DJ software with all 4 players.
6. High quality, rugged build for
The DJM-900NXS2 is built for the rigors of professional use.
Magvel Fader: highly responsive magnetic crossfader designed
for smooth operation and superb durability.
- 2 headphone plugs: ¼-inch stereo jack and 3.5mm MiniPin
- Gold-plated RCAs: for premium sound quality on all connections
|iPhone/iPod touch, Android phone, etc.|
|Playable media||USB storage devices (flash memory/HDD, etc.)|
|Computers (Mac/Windows PC), Audio CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW/R-DL|
|Playable file||WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless|
|(Sampling rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, Bit depth: 16/24bit)|
|(Sampling rate: 32/44.1/48 kHz, Bit depth: 16 bit)|
|(Sampling rate: 16/22.05/4/32/44.1/48 kHz, Bit depth: 16bit)|
|rekordbox™ for iPhone: MP3 and AAC only|
|USB storage support file systems||FAT, FAT32, HFS+|
|Frequency response||4 Hz ~ 40 kHz|
|S/N ratio||115 dB or more|
|Total harmonic distortion||0.0018% or less|
|USB ports||USB A port x 1, USB B port x 1|
|Audio output ports||AUDIO OUT (RCA) x 1, DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) x 1|
|Other ports||LAN (100Base-TX) x 1|
|Audio output voltage||2.0 Vrms|
|AC adapter||AC 100V 50/60 Hz|
Max external dimension
|12.6” x 16.3” x 4.5”|
|Number of channels||4 x audio channels, 2 x MIC channels|
Digital In x 4 (coaxial), Line In x 4 (RCA), Phono x 4 (RCA), MIC x
2 (XLR & ¼-inch TRS jack x 1, 1/4” TRS JACK x 1)
Master Out x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1), Booth Out x 1 (1/4“ TRS jack),
Send x 1 (1/4” TS jack), Return x 1 (1/4” TS jack), USB B x 2, USB
20Hz ～ 40kHz (Line)
|Total Harmonic Distortion ratio||0.005％ or less (Line-Master1）|
|S/N ratio||105 dB (Line)|
Max external dimension
|13.1” x 16.3” x 4.2”|
|Unit weight||17.6 lbs|
REKORDBOX DJ SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Pro (The latest service pack)
Windows® 7 Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate (The latest
|(Windows)||Intel® Processor Dual Core 2.0 GHz or higher|
|4GB or more of RAM|
|Compatible OS||Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 (Updated to the latest version)|
|(Mac)||Intel® Processor Dual Core 2.0 GHz or higher|
|4GB or more of RAM|
250MB or more of free space (not including space for storing music
Audio output to speakers, headphones, etc. (internal or external
A USB 2.0 port is used to connect a controller or a mixer, and
export track files to a USB storage device such as a flash drive and
a hard disk drive
|Playable music file||FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC|
An internet connection is needed to create a rekordbox user account
and to download and activate the software
|Display resolution||1280 × 768 or greater|
About Pioneer DJ
Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation
responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South
America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in
the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The
company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation
products that inspire and shape the global dance music community. Its
portfolio includes brands such as Pioneer Professional Audio and Pioneer
DJ Radio, rekordbox DJ software, as well as social platforms KUVO and
DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company
headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan. For more information, visit www.pioneerdj.com.
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