Pioneer DJM-S9 Review: A New Hybrid Battle Mixer

Pioneer is set to start rolling out their brand new, two-channel DJM-S9 battle mixer to stores in the next few weeks. We decided to send our review unit over to two DJTT friends who know Pioneer DJ gear very well – DJs Cotts and Ravine – and have them take it for a spin and share their thoughts. Watch the full review inside:

DJM-S9 Review

Reviewed: DJM-S9 battle mixer
Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ
Price: Available now for $1697 here – support DJTT with your purchase.
Availability: ~end of November

Review Highlights


Don’t have time to watch the full review? Some of the biggest highlights on this DJM-S9 include:

  • FX switches similar to the RMX-1000 release FX switch – allows quick addition of effects in a fun way.
  • All onboard FX are post fader – designed for quick turntablist FX additions, a bit different from Color FX.
  • RGB performance pads have four modes – similar to on Pioneer DDJ Serato controllers – Hot Cue, Roll, Slicer, and Sampler.


  • Wide array of crossfader adjustments on the front of the unit
  • Instant mic echo control on the front panel


  • Much improved turntable grounding posts (they’re all metal, way easier to use than any others on Pioneer gear)
  • Dual soundcards allow two DJs to do back-to-back sets or just easy DJ swapouts
  • Magvel Fader Pro – magnetic contactless crossfader like on Rane battle mixers (way better for cutting than on other DJM units). Also super-smooth upfaders!

Have any questions about the new DJM-S9 mixer?
Let us know in the comments below and we’ll answer them.

Watch More: Cotts and Ravine share their insider CDJ tricks in this tutorial.

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