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This review is based on my experiences of using this product. It is not an in-depth look at its specification. This is a general review on the CDJ-1000MK3, and a comparison with the MK2.
First, a little about my use of the product. I have been djing for over four years now, and started off on a pair of Numark turntables playing vinyl. As the times changed in line with the digital revolution, I, as well as other aspiring dj's, needed to start playing with digital equipment playing cd's. I have never owned a CDJ-1000 but have had extensive use of them in clubs and round at my friends house.
Well where can I start? Firstly I would like to make it clear that the MK3's are the industry standard throught the club scene - any decent club night will have at least two of these installed. This is due to many things. The sound quality and build are second to none - they analyse the sound from a CD with super accuracy, punshyness and detail. Compared to the MK2, its functionality has definately got better with its track search speed being imporved significantly. Once again, the layout of the buttons are easy to use and see even in the dark, and Pioneer have made more effort to better the information display - its brightness and clarity are a major improvement on the MK2.
All in all, there are no cons in my opinion - this piece of equipment is the very best any dj has at his fingertips. Being critical, I would say that its price (£700) is expensive to beginners and intermediate dj's on a budget, but if you have the money to burn, this is a piece that you MUST have or that you are able to use in this ever changing music industry.
All in all, I love this Pioneer CDJ-1000MK3. I am currently saving for one, and to anybody doing the same, I would like to stress that it will be the best purchase you ever make within the dj world. If you have not tried one yet, and think that the price is too steep for what it does, go to any decent dj equipment store and ask for a demo - you will love them! If it is still over your budget, definately look into the CMX-3000, also by Pioneer.
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CDJ players such as the Pioneer, Denon and Technics range. Built from 9mm plywood and heavy duty hardware, the NSP CDJ1000 is perfect for protecting and transporting the Pioneer CDJ 1000, 900, 800, Denon DN S5000 & DN S3000, Technics SL-DZ 1200 and Stanton C303 & C304 CD Players. Removable front slot allows access to the CDJ player drawer while still in the case. Designed to hold: Pioneer CDJ 1000 Pioneer CDJ 900 Pioneer CDJ 800 Denon DN-S5000 Denon DN-S3000 Technics SL-DZ 1200 Stanton C303 Stanton C304 Specifications 9mm Plywood. Heavy duty hardware. Removable front slot allows easy access to the CDJ player drawer while still in the case. Fully foam lined Adjustable internal foam lining so that you can create the perfect custom fit for your gear. External Dimensions: 9 h x 15.2 w x 18.4 d inches (22.9 h x 38.7 w x 47.2 d cm). Weight: 14.3 lbs (6.5 kg).