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When Pioneer released the first Nexus version of its CDJs it caused quite a stir due to the addition of features like synch and various other time saving solutions. Well, Pioneer has today unveiled a new Nexus version of its mid-range workhorse, the 900 series, that’s more of an evolution than a revolution.

The CDJ-900NXS, is packed with various features that were only found on its more expensive brother, the CDJ-2000NXS. So the CDJ-900NXS now comes with a full colour LCD screen, Beat Divide, four-deck Beat Sync and the ability to play sets from a smartphone.

The CDJ-900NXS boasts an improved a high resolution screen, giving DJs a quick and instant view of the Wave Display and Wave Zoom and the ability to view and edit rekordbox beatgrids.

Other features inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS include a four-deck Beat Sync, to automatically sync the BPM of tracks to the master deck, and a dedicated Quantize button, for instant access to Quantized loops, cues and effects. Add to that Active Loop, My Settings, harmonic Key Analysis Indicator, and the stylish, robust build expected of Pioneer pro-DJ products, and the CDJ-900NXS is a performance force of nature.

The CDJ-900NXS will be available from December 2013, at an SRP of EUR 1,399/GBP 1,149, including VAT.


    1. Full colour LCD screen with improved browsing and track information
      The CDJ-900NXS has a large screen which displays a host of track information and features inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS.

      • Improved browsingDJs can choose how they view tracks – list, artwork or custom view – and scroll through using the large rotary dial.
      • Wave ZoomIn addition to Wave Display, Wave Zoom enables even more precision on loops and cues
      • Beat CountdownDJs can use rekordbox to mark key points on a track, and the CDJ-900NXS counts down to them from up to 64 bars away.
      • Phase MeterShows the position of the beat in the bar, enabling DJs to compare the phase of each player with the master deck at a glance.
      • Key Analysis IndicatorA traffic light system in the browser shows which rekordbox tracks are in a compatible musical key with the master deck for harmonised mixes every time.
    1. Highly evolved features to make every performance unique
      The CDJ-900NXS retains all the CDJ-900’s most popular features plus exciting additions from the CDJ-2000NXS, to breathe new life into performance.

      • Beat DivideInstantly slices up each beat to a pre-set timing and loops it in a staccato effect until the DJ stops toggling – all while playing the track in real time.
      • Slip ModeSilently continues track playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and brings the music back at the right point when the DJ exits the performance.
      • Improved QuantizeA dedicated ON/OFF button puts Quantized loops and cues at DJs’ fingertips.
      • Beat SyncLooks at the rekordbox beatgrids of music, on up to four connected players, and snaps them to the beat of the master deck.
      • Active LoopDJs can use rekordbox to set an Active Loop at the end of tracks to ensure they’re never caught unprepared again.
    1. Compatible with rekordbox tracks loaded via USB or Wi-Fi connection
      The CDJ-900NXS comes with rekordbox music management software in the box, with its indispensible features such as BPM, Harmonic Key and beatgrid analysis, Hot Cues, loops and Quantize. DJs can also download the rekordbox app, for free, to access all the software’s features and store essential playlists on their smartphones and tablets. The player is Wi-Fi compatible, so – in addition to USB – DJs can connect wirelessly from their laptop, PC, smartphones and tablets when the player is hard wired to a wireless router.


    1. My Settings function for immediate access to personal preferences
      DJs can access their personal preferences on any CDJ-900NXS thanks to My Settings. The player automatically detects 17 predefined rekordbox settings that are saved with your USB, PC or Smartphone Library – including Quantize, Vinyl Mode and Sync ON/OFF – for a customised DJ booth in seconds.
    1. High-quality audio circuitry for a faithful reproduction of sound
      The CDJ-900NXS boasts professional quality audio circuitry and an onboard 24-bit sound card, for a clear, powerful sound even at club volumes. A precision engineered Wolfson DAC reduces jitter, while the player’s signal-to-noise ratio of 115 dB ensures incredibly accurate sound reproduction.
    1. Supports multiple media and formats
      In addition to smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs, music files can be played from USB storage devices, audio CDs and CD-R/RW. The CDJ-900NXS supports MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF file formats.
  1. Other features
    • Control a variety of DJ software via MIDI control
    • Pro-DJ Link enables sharing source with up to four players connected by LAN cable



Playable media iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Android phone/Android Tablet, etc.USB storage devices (flash memory/HDD etc.)Computers (Mac/Windows PC)Audio CD, CD-R/RW
Playable file MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF(rekordbox™ for iOS supports MP3 and AAC only)
USB storage support file systems FAT, FAT32, HFS+
Frequency response 4 Hz ~ 20 kHz
S/N radio 115 dB or more
Total Harmonic Distortion ratio 0.003 % or less
USB ports USB A portx1, USB B port x 1
Audio output ports AUDIO OUT (RCA) x 1, DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) x 1
Other ports LAN(100Base-TX) x 1, CONTROL (φ3.5 mm) x 1
Audio output voltage 2.0 Vrms
Power AC 100-240V (50 Hz/60 Hz)
Electricity consumption 33 W
Max external dimention 320 mm (W) x 401.8 mm (D) x 105.5 mm (H)
Weight 4.3 kg


Included “rekordbox™” music management software

Supported OS Mac OS®X 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5.8Windows®8 /ProWindows®7 Home Premium/Professional/UltimateWindows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium/ Ultimate/Business (SP2 and above)Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional (SP3 and above)(Windows® XP Professional x64 edition is not supported)

Visit http://rekordbox.com/ for latest supported OS information

Playable files MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF


Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.