By: Neil Gain
A solid cd player probably the best for the price.
2 of the 3 effects are really quite good and worth using. JET and WAH being those two.
Very easy to use, not even a need to refer to the manual you can determine every function within about 10 minutes.
Display is clear concise as are the controls, which are responsive and accurate, notably the bpm counter.
Size, the whole unit isn't to big its a pretty compact tidy well built Small cdj. for me thats a plus as the whole width of the setup is more managable.
No scratching obviously, I couldnt care less but its worth noting.
Not so much a con but the jogwheel, just isnt the jogwheel of the cdj 1000/800/400. Theres nothing wrong with the jogwheel its well built does its job etc etc but its just not the real McCoy
Overall you can't go wrong, bit pricey but it's Pioneer so it might as well have a lifetime guarentee
Arguably the best CD deck in its price range!!
By: Jay Andrews
Having used 1210's for 15+ years i decided it was time to turn to the "darkside" and add one CDJ to my home setup. I didn't want to fork out the cost of the high end Pioneers so i settled for the CDJ-200 and i was not disappointed. It has everything you need for DJ's at all levels and once you have mastered these little babies, playing out and transferring your skills to the high end Pioneers is easy. Highly recommended!!!
Well worth it!
This is an excellent deck for the price. You can beatmatch just as accurately as you can on the CDJ 1000's with the 6% pitch range and his has the usual quality Pioneer feel to it.
My only gripes were with the pitch control which doesnt always handle that well and sometimes gets frustrating when it skips from say 2.20 to 2.24 with 2.22 going missing! Secondly the jog wheel isnt all that fantastic and is quite a bit different from the 800/1000's if your looking to play out...
People often say these decks are perfect for the beginner or bedroom DJ but I personally think they are good enough to suit anyone. Unless you are crazy about effects etc then I dont see why you would ever need anything but these in your home. They even have a nice looping feature!
By: Jon The Rabbit
I milled over which cd deck to get, i have used the cdj 800 and 1000's.
As i didn't have a nearly a thousand pounds to spend and the 800's feel like they would break if you leaned on them to hard because of there plastic exterior i didn't want them but did want piuoneer so went for these.. Excellent product. There one floor is that u can't scratch on them but the effects are excellent as well especially when u know were, when, and how to use them.
I got a set of these to replace my old decks , if u want some thing light with effects and a good brand these are great , had now for a bout a year had no problems had beer split over one and its still fine.
Good Unit for the price
By: Ben Hamilton
I got one of these to complement my 1210's. Initial impressions, unit has more than enough features for my needs (I'll never use loops or the effects), but the effects themselves aren't that much cop and although good for a play around, the standard is not up (but for this price, who cares?).
6% pitch resolution is a good feature, which the CDJ800 doesn't have, although this unit will not store your cue points, and can't cope well with VBR MP3s. The pitch slider seems very similar to the one on the CDJ1000, probably a little less smooth, and can sometimes be hard to get it into the right position - i.e. you'll move it a small amount and the percentage pitch on the display won't change.
The platter is quite small and a bit flimsy but when you get used to it, it's fine. All in all a good Unit - but if you need vinyl mode go for a 800/1000. For basic mixing, and maybe a few effects built in, this unit is a very good price with many of the best standard features from it's older brothers the CDJ800/100.
Not bad, but not good either.
okay, I bought these about a month ago between a choice of this & the Axis 9 and have been using them quite alot. firstly id have to say when i took them out of their box i thought "these feel quite cheaply made" and i was dissapointed with the build quality, they had a light & cheap plasticy feel to them. i then set them up and had a bit of a mix and there functionality changed my mind abit more. i thought what they could do was pretty sweet, they seemed very accurate and did exactly what they were supposed to. after a few gigs with them & more usage i noticed that although the pitchfader is accurate it is hard to get it where you want, also it cant do anything with VBR mp3s, it can play them and mix them but not much else. also i burned a disc with about 300 mp3s on and it can only reads about 100 of them. the platter feels loose and takes about a second to respond. also if your searching an MP3 file, or any file actually and you fast skip through it, it sometimes pauses like a computer and you have to wait about 3 seconds. the boot time could be faster aswell.
overall id say there alright if you intend on JUST mixing tracks at quite a relaxed pace. but dont get them if you want more. maybe i should of got axis 9's...
Strongly recommended for studio or live sets where a small footprint MP3/CD deck is required.
By: DJ }Moose
Excellent little deck. I bought one of these to integrate with my Mac based digital mixing setup to add an extra dimension to live sets. I'm so impressed with it I'm going to buy another! Most of my MP3 files are at a bit rate of 320Kbps and this player handles that fine - some only support bit rates up to 196Kbps. The effects are good, and the looping function is very well implemented.
This is not a CDJ 1000 MK2 but it performs very well. The build quality is solid and the finish what you would expect from Pioneer. There is no scratch or vinyl function with the jog wheel but for general use you wouldn’t miss these. Seek times are very fast and searching through folders for MP3 files is easy. Strongly recommended for studio or live sets where a small footprint MP3/CD deck is required.
The dog's danglies
By: Matt P
This CD deck is the muts nuts. Nuff said
I started off djing with 2 turntables, after a good few years the need for a didital medium came about. So i had to choose between this model, the numark axis 9, or the citronic model. this one came top of the list. all the little features make the price worth while. and the build quility is fantastic! the loop is trully awsum and the perfomance generally in the mix is right up there with the cdj1000. highly recomended.
BUY THESE TODAY!!!
By: thomas nicholls
These babies are the nuts! Ok they dont have the vinyl mode like its older bros and sister the cdj800/cdj1000 but you wont miss it!! They are so easy to use you will be mixing up like the best of them in no time!
If you're just starting out - go and buy these!!
I bought these together with the DJM300 mixer and have to say that I have absolutely no regrets.
Very well put together and highly recommended to anyone starting out.
Simply the Best...
By: nilesh parmar
Simply the best revamped product i've seen and used. if thinking of getting cdj 800, take a look at the more advantages that the cdj200's bring. If looking to budget but still get the quality i highly recomend these.
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