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PLAY LIKE A PROFESSIONAL DJ WITH PIONEER’S NEW CDJ DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYER
Pioneer CDJ-850 offers pro-series design, precise control, rekordbox™ music management software and music-file ready features for aspiring DJs.
LONG BEACH, CA – (July 8, 2010) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division redefines the DJ experience today with the announcement of its new CDJ-850 digital media player, inspired by Pioneer’s cutting-edge professional CDJ series for the next generation of DJ entertainers. The CDJ-850 player adopts many of the technical advances made in the industry standard pro-series versions and invites all levels of DJs to create, perform and share mixes like a professional.
Pioneer is dedicated to bringing DJs the best audio/video and live performance products. For newer DJs looking to elevate and greatly enhance their performance and creativity, Pioneer’s CDJ-850 delivers enhanced mixing features, excellent audio quality and a new platform for them to share their music.
“With the increasing popularity of the DJ art form and culture, we understand the importance of creating products for all levels of DJ skill sets. Our aim with the new CDJ-850 is to ensure that DJs get to enjoy similar innovative features and design to those found in our flagship CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 players, and get to experience the best product for their needs,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Key Features of the CDJ-850 include:
- Analyze data such as the Wave, Beat Grid, BPM, and ID3 Tag(*1) of music files
- Create cues(*2) and loops settings
- Create and edits playlists
- Save history of music files played on the CDJ-850
- Auto Beat Loop function creates a beat loop with a touch of a button.
- Four levels(*3) of settings can be made for the maximum variation range of a song’s tempo (±6%, ±10%, ±16% and WIDE).
- Resume functionality plays music from where it was left off when removed and later reloaded.
- Excellent vibration-resistance due to built-in Shock-Proof Memory(*4) and Floating Architecture.
The Pioneer CDJ-850 will be available in August 2010 with a suggested retail price of $999.
Compatible Media: Music CDs, CD-R/RW, USB storage devices (such as flash memory, HDD, etc.)
Compatible Files: MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF
File Systems: FAT16, FAT32, HFS+
Frequency Response: 4 Hz – 20 kHz
S/N Ratio: 115 dB or higher (JEITA)
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% or less (JEITA)
USB Ports: USB-A Port × 1, USB-B Port × 1
Audio Output Terminals: AUDIO OUT (RCA)
Other Terminals: CONTROL (3.5 mm mini-plug)
Audio Output Voltage: 2.0 V
Power Supply: 120 V ac (60Hz)
Power Consumption: 21 W
Max External Dimensions: 12.01in (W) x 14.35in (D) x 4.15in (H)
Unit Weight: 7.3 lbs
Included Music Management Software: rekordbox
Compatible OS: Mac OS X (10.4.6 and later), Windows® 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate, Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate/Business Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional (SP2 and later) (Note: Not compatible with Windows® XP Professional x64 edition)
*1 Wave: displaying the dynamics and density of the sound of the entire song and allows the structure of the entire song to be checked
Beat Grid: refers to the beat position displayed on the waveform in rekordbox
Beats Per Minute (BPM) indicates the tempo of a song numerically, so the beats per minute is its BPM
ID3 Tag: refers to the standard for writing meta-data, such as the artist, year created, title, etc., into an MP3 file
*2 Cue: refers to a point in a song
Loop: Repeatedly playing a snatch of music seamlessly
*3 WIDE only works with music CDs. Music files such as MP3, AAC, WAV & AIFF can be set in three levels, ±6%, ±10%, ±16%
*4 A technology that prevents skipping by storing the audio in memory just ahead of the music playing.
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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for its 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 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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rekordbox is a registered trademark of Pioneer and is a music file management software for use with Pioneer products.
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