Pioneer CDJ-800mk2 Review
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Pioneer CDJ-800mk2 Features
Pioneer Electronics introduces the CDJ-1000MK3 and CDJ-800MK2, a new generation of high-end digital turntables that puts more control into the hands of DJs. Step-up features include jog feel adjustments, hot looping / re-looping, improved track and wave data display and MP3 compressed audio playback, providing DJs enhanced mixing and scratching capability to sharpen their craft. Suggestions from previous generation CDJ owners were taken into account in developing the new turntables, to add better feel, precision and performance. DJs will find the Pioneer CDJ products to feel as close to a vinyl turntable with the great benefits of a digital player.
“The input we received from leading DJs who used the previous CDJ models helped in the development of the next generation products,” said Karl Detken, product planning director for DJ products for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Adding MP3 playback to the CDJ-1000MK3 and the CDJ-800MK2 was a natural progression based on the growing use of MP3s. MP3 adds convenience and immediacy, making it easier for DJs to transport and access their music.”
The CDJ-800MK2 retains the same key design themes found in many of Pioneer’s CDJ products, with a stylish new silver metallic finish and metallic buttons. It employs additional features for outstanding performance.
MP3 Capability – The unit’s MP3 playback capability includes a “Folder Search” and “Text Mode” to provide artist name, track title and file name for quick access to music files.
JOG Wheel Adjust - The feel of the JOG wheel is tweaked to mimic that of the CDJ-1000MK2. The jog wheel retains the non-slip metallic finish of the CDJ-1000MK3 as well as the same features on the JOG Display (brighter, larger cue point and 45° marks).
Track Data Display – Track information through a higher resolution display is extended to show the complete track.
Resume Play – Much like the CDJ-1000MK3, the unit resumes CD playback at the time a CD is ejected
Auto Beat Loop - DJs can create 1/8th beat loops with a new auto beat loop command with a quick hold of the loop-in button
The MP3 audio format has taken the world by storm and now the CDJ-800MK2 can play all your MP3s; CBR or VBR at any bitrate from CD-R or CD-RW.
Improved Jog Dial
The CDJ-800MK2's 7-inch jogdial has been improved to a slightly stiffer feel as well as a new metallic ‘non-slip’ finish for better scratch performance. The Jog Dial Display is now brighter and has been brought closer to the surface of the Jog for better viewing angles. The center display also features 45-degree markers for added visual cueing assistance.
The main display can now show CD-Text and ID3 data for rapid track identification.
Expanded Internal MemoryMore memory points can now be recorded to the player's internal memory for rapid recall of your commonly used cue points.
Auto Beat Loop
Uses 4 timing buttons to instantly create perfect 1, 2, 4, or 8 beat loops. When a loop has been produced manually with the loop in and loop out buttons, this feature allows instant 1/1, 1/2, 1/4/, 1/8 beat cuts of the initial loop. Holding the Loop-In button allows you to further cut the beat - down to 1/32nd!
Enables a track to return instantly again and again to a cue point just by pressing the surface of the Jog Wheel.
"Wide" Pitch Control
DJ's can use the +/- 100% pitch control range to create new sound effects from opposite ends of the sound spectrum and also to BPM match completely different tracks.
New Metallic Finish
New metallic buttons and pitch slider give the CDJ-800MK2 a fresh new look.
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