Summary: I was only given a short window of time to review the CDJ-900 and CDJ-2000; therefore, I know I haven’t covered everything as these decks are capable of so much more than I can write about in a few pages. Overall, I am very impressed with both decks and the more time I spend with them, the more I wish I had them for a longer period of time.
Pros: Excellent Jog Wheel Platter system, Rekordbox software is very good (Interface looks like a Pioneer CDJ), Multiple Media Playback Options (USB, CD, MIDI), Pioneer brand familiarity/reliability
Cons: Excellent Jog Wheel Platter system, Rekordbox software is very good (Interface looks like a Pioneer CDJ), Multiple Media Playback Options (USB, CD, MIDI), Pioneer brand familiarity/reliability
Excerpt: Natural Selection? When Pioneer launched an intensive marketing campaign to promote their new CDJs it was always going to be followed by a feeling of anti-climax. The sheer cost of the CDJ-2000 was enough to make many potential buyers close their wallets, especially during these cash-strapped times when disposable income is nothing more than a nostalgic reminiscence. If you don’t have the money then no amount of pleading from big-name DJs can make you buy a pair.
A high-end Pioneer CD player for DJs with plenty of nifty features for enthusiasts and even pro DJs
Good Gear Guide.au
10 May 2010
Summary: Whether you're an enthusiast DJ or a professional, you'll love the Pioneer CDJ-900 for its great features and ease of use. It doesn't feel as sturdy as some of the premium players in Pioneer's line-up, and its wheel is a little too sensitive, but the more you use it, the more you get the hang of it. Its sound quality is great, scratching sounds authentic for the most part and we love its bright and detailed LCD screen.
Pros: Slip mode for scratching, USB support mass storage support, multiformat support
Cons: Noticeable lag between song selections, jog-wheel is too sensitive and doesn't feel sturdy enough