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Limited Edition White Decks: CDJ-2000NXS2-W and DJM-900NXS2-W

Pioneer DJ doesn’t do as many “alternative paint job” releases as they used to – but today they introduced a brand new look for their top-of-line NXS2 club rig. Keep reading for the details!

The Limited Edition NXS2-Ws

As with a few of the other paint jobs in the past, these all-white CDJ-2000NXS2s and DJM-900NXS2s are a limited run. Pioneer DJ likes to have super-exclusive runs, and the numbers in this production run are incredibly low – here’s what the press release shares:

We’re releasing exclusive new versions of our flagship multiplayer and DJ mixer in a brilliant white finish. A strictly limited run of 1,200 CDJ-2000NXS2- W decks (200 for the USA) will be produced, along with 600 DJM-900NXS2- W mixers (100 for the USA). Each unit will be stamped with a distinctive plaque featuring a unique serial number.

The Limited Edition plaque numbers on each unit

What Will They Cost?

With these limited edition runs, there tends to be a significant mark up. Each one of the white units (both CDJ and DJM) will run $2299 – just $100 over the street price of the normals NXS2s. They’ll be available starting in mid-October

What About The Original NXSs?

If you recall, the last white colored set-up for club gear was the original non-Nexus CDJ-2000s and DJM-900s. Pioneer skipped over the NXS units entirely, preferring instead to produce sexy-but-smudge-prone platinum editions featured in this James Zabiela performance:

As the original NXS units have been retired, we’ll never see all-white gear for that generation. If you’re into the idea of manufacturer-made limited edition colors, this could be for you – but if you care mostly about price, it’s probably a bit steep!

  • Martin Wilson

    I don’t know if this is sacrilege, but I have a DDJ SX2 at home and I really like it. But today I spent a couple hours on 2000 NXS and I just didnt feel they were as responsive, or even as fun… Maybe it’s just what I’m used to…

    • blackavenger

      Yup, it’s just you. I have a pair of NXS2 players and an SX2. The former blows away the latter in every respect.

      • Martin Wilson

        Ok. Good to know. I can use those decks as much as I want, so I’ll try to log some more time on ’em. I think that the link cable was kind of sketchy though, as I was having trouble loading from the USB deck to the linked deck.

        It shouldn’t matter what kind of USB stick I use, right?

        • blackavenger

          Not really, but a faster stick will yield better results. Perhaps the Cat5 cable was cheaply made.

          • Martin Wilson

            Cool. Thanks for the tip, The Cat5 was kind of separated at the jack ends and it’s in a high traffic booth. I’ll swap it and see what happens.

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  • Julian Harig

    Why is Pioneer still producing CDJ’s with a CD slot?
    Does anyone use it?

    • Holden Rodriguez

      All the time!

    • Stanislav Deryguz

      CDJ means Compact Disc Jockey, and this major feature even in 2017. Non cd slot units they call XDJ.
      And in 2017 it’s very useful. Burn CD with timecodes and keep it there. And you will not have any problem with the guests of the night which are playing from coputer!

  • killmedj

    How about they spend some money on making all their players as bulletproof as the original 1000’s?
    I feel like I’m DJing on faberge eggs that could break at the slightest touch nowadays.

    • Personally, I’ve never had any issues with durability or perceived build quality on 2000-level hardware. What specifically are you referring to?

      • killmedj

        Hmmmm where do I start?
        Platters constantly sticking, platter tension not working or ineffective, ethernet link drop outs, constant cue and play button failures. These in particular are the worst and most common. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love performing on a fully functioning CDJ2000NXS or MK2 NXS they’re AMAZING! BUT. There’s rarely a venue I play at that has both CDJ’s in 100% working order. In all fairness the CDJ 1000 was a very primative beast, but they were tough as nails and “seemed” unbreakable. Hell a friend of mine even found a pair on the street! Took them home and they worked perfectly!

        • LUNR WLF

          Well, lets be real for a second, when it comes to night clubs, DJ gear in general are always getting messed up in clubs. Such as drinks getting in the units so that could explain sticky platters, and overall platter malfunctions. Usually DJ gear in venues barely get any repairs or even proper cleaning making them look like it was used in Burning Man.

          However I do agree that the CDJ 1000 has the BEST build quality from Pioneer I have ever seen.

          We need something like that for Burning Man

    • deejdave

      I was literally thinking of a way to say the same thing as Dan wrote it. “Feel like” Has anything actually broken for you? I have yet to have a single hardware related issue with my NXS2’s nor have I heard of an actual craftsmanship/quality related issue …………. details?

    • Armando

      Little confused by this statement. Many gigs played, zero issues.

    • Unlike the rest of the people replying I totally understand what you are saying. I hold a couple of residencies and the CDJs get hammered by all the DJs. The 2000nxs and 900nxs’s are constantly having problems, channels dropping out, buttons sticking, weird audio glitches. Whenever this happens I reach under the booth and pull out the 1000’s they have there for just this reason and they always work perfectly.