Summary: With the CDJ-1000, Pioneer has pulled off quite a feat. It’s managed to rise to the top of a mountain of rival CD DJ decks to become the preferred player in clubs worldwide. It’s virtually an industry standard. Best of the best? That’s not to say it’s the best CD DJ deck in every way, but the club circuit does need standards – as a DJ you don’t want to have to learn how to use a new deck at every gig.