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Pulse Jul 16 Announcements

PIONEER BRINGS BACK VINYL PLAYBACK WITH NEW DIRECT DRIVE ANALOG TURNTABLE

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PLX-1000 Turntable Designed for True Vinyl Enthusiasts

LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 17, 2014) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today launched the PLX-1000 professional turntable.  The DJ quality PLX-1000 direct drive analog turntable is designed for DJs who enjoy the look, feel, and performance of vinyl for music playback.  The model offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and exceptional audio playback quality. The PLX-1000 can be combined with Pioneer’s professional series DJM mixer for building the ideal system for true vinyl enthusiasts.

“There’s an entire DJ community that continues to use vinyl because they love the concept and feel of a moving platter associated with traditional turntables,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Existing turntable users will definitely appreciate what we’ve put into developing the PLX-1000, and that we’ve stuck to the true philosophy of vinyl.  Now that we have added a high performance analog turntable with superb sound quality into the mix, no matter what type of DJ you are, Pioneer offers a product that will suit your style and preference.”

MAIN FEATURES

  • User-Friendly Control Layout – The PLX-1000 provides a user friendly layout familiar to top DJs of the past and present, providing quick tempo control capability on the right side of the player, start/stop button on the left side, and a high-torque platter with a lighted speed guide.
  • High-Torque Direct Drive System – The direct drive mechanism of the PLX-1000 provides high-torque resulting in stable rotation and exceptional control.  The turntable can achieve a starting torque of at least 4.5kg-cm and can reach its fixed rotation speed within 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 rpm). 
  • Sound Quality Design – To create an extremely stable player and prevent vibration, Pioneer utilized a heavy-mass zinc die-cast chassis for the top section of the player, reinforced with a bottom section made of 8-mm thick resin.  The base of the unit was further enforced with 9-mm thick vibration-damping material that results in extremely stable playback.  The tone arm also received great attention in build quality and design to maximize performance, using rubber insulation to minimize howling effects during audio playback.  The RCA jacks feature gold-plated machine-cut parts for low impedance for excellent sound quality output.
  • Tempo Control – The player provides a range of tempo adjustments from ±8% and ±16% to ±50%, giving users a range of pitch speeds.  A “RESET” button for tempo sits next to the tempo slider for instant ±0% fixed rotation speed.
  • Detachable Power and Audio Cables – The PLX-1000 is built with a detachable power and audio cable connection for increased convenience, especially at times when the unit is being moved around. Users are also able to interchange cables to further customize the sound quality.

The Pioneer PLX-1000 professional analog turntable will be available in August with a suggested retail price of $849. 

The PLX-1000 will be on display at the International DJ Expo on August 12-14 in Atlantic City, NJ.


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PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division.  Its DJ products are industry standards at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for their high quality sound and reliability.  For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/.  Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.    

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Cara Smith - cara@allisonpr.com

Pulse Jul 01 Announcements

I know everyone's been waiting with baited breath for this highly anticipated release - and it's finally here, rekordbox 3.0

It's free for download, will work seamlessly with your rekordbox 2.x library, and has a ton of new features. Check it out and enjoy!

Get your copy at rekordbox.com

Pulse Apr 07 Announcements

Thank you everyone for your patience and for contributing feedback while the engineers investigated the comments and complaints regarding the touch sensitivity of the DDJ-SZ platters in order to determine the nature of the problems reported and the best solution thereto.

We have identified that the jog platters on some DDJ-SZ units may not respond to a touch depending on how users touch them. Please visit the link below and find a contact in your country if you experience the above mentioned symptom.

http://pioneerdj.com/support/inquiry.php?lang=en

At this time that is all the information available, so for those with questions regarding returns, exchanges, etc - please contact either your dealer or Pioneer directly through the link above.

Pulse Mar 28 Announcements

Dear valued Pioneer customers,

We received reports from some of DDJ-SZ users regarding the Jog platter sensitivity issue. To those who reported this issue, we sincerely thank you for taking your precious time to provide us with the information.

Our engineers have been, and are still, investigating possible causes of this issue. However, it would take some more time to precisely evaluate and analyze the investigation results. We will provide you with any updates on the status of this issue by mid April at the latest.

We sincerely appreciate your kind patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Pioneer DJ

Pulse Mar 11 Announcements

It was recently discovered that some users may experience problems with some Pioneer DJ software and drivers under certain conditions.

- When a user's Mac pre-installed with OS X 10.9.2 has never been connected to one of DJ products listed below via a USB. 

- This issue does not occur if a user has connected his/her Mac running the previous version (older than 10.9.2) to one of the DJ products via a USB. Then he/she updated his/her Mac to 10.9.2. 

Some of our DJ Products listed below may not work with DJ applications running on Mac OS X 10.9.2:

CDJ-2000NXS / CDJ-2000NXS Platinum Edition / CDJ-2000 / CDJ-2000-W
CDJ-900NXS / CDJ-900 
CDJ-850 / CDJ-850-K / CDJ-850-W
CDJ-400 / CDJ-400-K 
CDJ-350 / CDJ-350-W / CDJ-350-S
XDJ-AERO / XDJ-AERO-W / MEP-7000 / SEP-C1 / DJM-T1 / RMX-500
DDJ-T1 / DDJ-S1 / DDJ-S1 Serato Edition / DDJ-SB / DDJ-ERGO-V / DDJ-ERGO LIMITED 

Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and appreciate your patience during this time.

 

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