PLX-1000: Pioneer’s $699 Pro DJ Turntable Details Revealed

We’ve been paying close attention to the story of Pioneer’s new vinyl turntable that originally got leaked by QBert right after the NAMM convention in January, and today the details have dropped. The new PLX-1000 is a direct drive analog turntable that’s very similar in design to the Technics 1200s and many of the other super OEM models that have come after it. There’s a standard layout, long pitch fader with a range of tempo adjustments from ±8% and ±16% to ±50% and a reset switch, and a lighted speed guide on the platter.

A lot of DJs have speculated over the need and presence for additional I/O options besides the traditional RCA and power – and it looks like many might be disappointed as Pioneer has kept it completely analog in the unit, with just a single pair of phono outs, a ground cable attachment point, a Kensington lock slot, and a power supply. The lack of digital interface is something that we’ve heard from Pioneer is very much an intention to keep the sound quality very pure and analog – but we’re left wondering why easy connection for timecode users to a Pioneer certified mixer like the DJM-900 Nexus or SRT didn’t seem like the better play for the market.

The simple I/O on the rear of the Pioneer PLX-1000

Pioneer presents sound quality as one of the key core focuses of this unit in the press release, writing:

To create an extremely stable player and prevent vibration, Pioneer utilized a heavy-mass zinc die-cast chassis for the top section of the player, reinforced with a bottom section made of 8-mm thick resin. The base of the unit was further enforced with 9-mm thick vibration-damping material that results in extremely stable playback. The tone arm also received great attention in build quality and design to maximize performance, using rubber insulation to minimize howling effects during audio playback. The RCA jacks feature gold-plated machine-cut parts for low impedance for excellent sound quality output.

The street price is coming in at a pretty solid $699 for the PLX-1000 (including a dust cover shell for the unit, not something many super OEMs ship with), and it’s expected to be in stores in August (just two weeks away!). Would you grab one, or is the PLX not quite compelling enough for you? Let us know in the comments.

More info on the PLX-1000 on Pioneer’s official product page here. 

Read next: Xonetacular’s Guide To Buying Secondhand Technics

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  • Theo

    Okay…I’m buying this for a DJ friend – he wanted it…is there another alternative option to this that is better in quality and price, I don’t paying an extra $100-$200 if need be.

    Thank you!

  • Michael Eamon Osborne

    Hahahaha . . . Well I’m lookin at gettin back into playin vinyl again but after lookin at the prices for a decent pair of 1210’s (mk5G preferably.) & comparing the two I’m more & more inclined to go with the PLX1000’s on that one >>> win#1!! & 2nd the advantage of a wider Pitch is a huge plus too!! >>>> win #2!! I’m sold on them to be fare.

  • DJ Grey Wolf FM

    I feel that since Technic’s/Panasonic decided to give up on creating the SL1200’s and the like Pioneer just seized the opportunity to become the next power player in the turntable market. SL1200’s will never go away and will always be donned “The King of Turntables” to true Scratch Headz but in a new era where “old” & “over priced” SL12oo’s are still being sold but sometimes don’t have the same vitality as they once did – Pioneer saw the opportunity to create a basic similar turntable that “LOOKS” like the Technic MG5 1210’s but at a cheaper price, a little bit of flair, and with the turntable strength/vitality that tru Turntablist’s need/want in their old SL1200’s but can’t/don’t have.

    It’s obvious to me.

    Do you notice any similarity here…any at all?

  • Christian Montaudon

    Does anyone know if this turntable has significantly better sound quality? Also does the wow and flutter affect how stable a recording is if you ripp a vinyl? and last what is the difference in the motor Technics use vs the hanpin motors these use……?

  • eugene

    M5G>PLX1000. That’s it.

  • osage power

    i have a british manufactured REGA RP-1 that at $460 will blow away this P.O.S seriously this is junk

  • Poinzy

    Looks suspiciously like rebadged Hanpin kit, like every other Tech 1200 knockoff.

  • Nimbus

    Seriously?.. Not even Line-out switch?
    I’ll stick with the “Super OEM” model from Voxoa or Audio Technica… Maybe $100 cheaper and probably better/the same, with more features.
    It seems Pioneer are simply attacking on the price battlefield, instead of creating a new innovative product. They will sell these by the ton in China however.

  • synapticflow

    Yay! Now a whole new generation and some old snobs can drop $699 x 2 and be “real DJs” again.

    I’m just being silly guys.

  • peaksunhour

    No line level output? Some of still use turntables to play records.

  • chris

    I would fondle first to know how it’s going
    this two bitchy blue-eyes sexy ladies

      • chris


        • chris

          do you know, that we can control more bits digital than analog

          this is two dimensional vs – i don’t know, how many – more dimensional

  • itsdjdurty

    Is it possible the this can work with Rekordbox?

  • Jayman574

    O look there’s no sync arcade button on it, so 90 percent of you queers wouldn’t even know how to use it… It’s just a TT taking over the technics brand.

  • andre delish

    none of you noobs ask the right questions. what i want to know is is the pitch control analog as well? the technics 1200/1210s used quartz to control the pitch i.e. the pitch could take on any speed within the available range. whereas the pitch on a cdj must be changed in increments of +/- 0.02 for example

    • andre delish

      at least that is the best accuracy for a cdj1000 or cdj2000

  • durty

    With the DJM 900 you don’t need an external sound card, so there is no need for this turntable to be anything extra than analog. preferably one would have Traktor Scratch or for Serato DJs the is the DJM 900 SRT.

  • FireUrEngine

    I am getting two!

  • Szyco

    What if these really become the industry standard again? How many (sync) DJ’s we will laugh at? What about the DJ’s in the magnificent DJ Mag Top 100? And maybe even more important; what will dance music record labels do? Still releasing everything digital for Timecode players or….bringing back the good old great vinyl releases?

  • Peter Müller

    Hey guys,

    if you ask me, the PLX-1000 seems to be an average turntable with like no new features, but an unfounded high price. Why do you want so much money for an OEM based product, is it just for the usual Pioneer design and feeling? If you browse through the internet, you’ll find pretty less turntables with almost the same characteristics but a whole bunch of additional features or at least a lower price with the same features the Technics turntable had. If you ask me, the better deal is to go with the Reloop RP-7000 and save a lot of money instead of spending it for the brand name on your turntable. If you like to have more features like MIDI support and cue points on your turntable, you should go with the Reloop RP-8000, which is a very unique product in the market. Both products also offer a very strong motor with a high but adjustable torque, a vibration-resistant base, shock proof feed and a robust metal housing. I am really looking forward to see a face to face competition between the PLX-1000 and the already established Reloop turntables.

  • Esbeesy

    Wow, I saw the video and my mind was absolutely blown. Saw the top comment here and thought, great, I’m not alone in realising this is absolute garbage, but then read the comments below and realise that the Pioneer cult of personality is still going strong.

    That promo video is absolutely laughable. They used their standard format of getting big name DJs to talk about how innovative and ground breaking it is… But it’s not ground breaking, or innovative either.

    At one point Shortkut says “I love how you can change RCA cables on it”. I had to stop the video, scrub back, and play it over and over again, my jaw resting firmly on the floor in pure disbelief that they could fit an unbelievable feature like that in. OH MY GOD GUYS, IT CAN OUTPUT AUDIO! Definitely the most innovative feature on piece of musical equipment ever!

    “It doesn’t wobble” SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! A high end turn table that can keep it’s platter straight!?

    “It has that pitch control that’s super wide” ERRRRMAHHHHHGERRRRRRDDDD *head explosion*

    They went about this completely the wrong way. They should have marketed it as a tribute, not as an innovative ground breaking product. This is obviously meant to fill the gap left by the Technics becoming collectors pieces in recent years, so why not just play on that and get everyone emotional about their 1210’s, and use that emotion to sell your product?

    Also, in true Technic 1210 style, the video should feature the turntable being launched into objects at high speed to show what a versatile weapon it is.

    That’s what makes the 1210’s so cherished, that if by the one in a 500 googol chance that a meteorite obliterated your house whilst you were a work, you know you wouldn’t have to be claiming 1210’s on your home insurance, or anything that was underneath them.

    Can’t wait for the PLX-1000nexus, DJ A-Trak: “I love the way you can put slip mats on it, that’s a really cool feature that, yeah.”

    • Daniel Schleusner

      😀 You made my Day!

    • synapticflow

      ha ha. you gave me all the LOL.

    • Greg Serenade

      lmao!! yea, seriously my reaction was just eh… not a big deal at all, they didn’t do anything impressive here. honestly at this point anyone looking for some new TTs in this era would be better off with the Numark TTX model IMO.

    • mmhmm

      Who cares how it was marketed? Even if its the same quality as an SL, I’ll take it over an old/used/overpriced SL. How it was marketed doesn’t mean shiz as long as it does what it needs to do.

    • Robert G. Almeida

      Clearly you’re not a DJ.

  • seb nz

    Very cheap considering this is “Pioneer” equipment.

  • jonbloon

    Repeated from below, Built in time code would have been nice. It would bridge the Denon Pioneer divide, the CDJ vinyl divide. Something everyone can spin on. One Turntable for the masses.

  • Broseph$talin

    Just needs a screen some pads and built in time code. Lmfao

    • Marco Hooghuis

      It wouldn’t be the same meat, different gravy turntable it is now if it had those features.

  • Fischer

    Wow. That looks amazing. I still think the Reloop RP-8000 has more features for the money, but the build quality and attention to detail look slightly better on this new Pioneer deck despite both being Super OEM, not to mention this will no doubt win as the club standard over the Reloop. I’m pretty impressed, cant wait to put hands on a set and see how they feel.

  • Deejay Quartz

    I think this is a SOLID 1200 replacement with the benefits of the Super-OEM motor and pitch range options. I’ve been using ST-150’s since 2004 which I like very much but there is still some build issues that should have been adhered to and were missed.

    The Pioneer build is much more solid and little details like the recessed led target light like the 1200 is better for transportation. The recessed platter for stability and sturdiness, not to mention height compatibility when moving from a Technics turntable.

    The tonearm and collar has to be either a revamped Super-OEM design or it’s Technics part because it looks identical.

    The separate pitch range buttons, AWESOME. No more toggling through ranges, you have direct access to what range you want.

    I’m hoping all the buttons are metal that way the finish will last. Another issue I had with my road set of ST-150’s because they get used so much.

    The 45 adapter space will make dicer users happy or whatever other accessories come out that adhere to the technics cabinet design. No mods needed!

    I think it’s a solid replacement and will be highly considering standardizing to these.

    I’ve always wanted a 1200 with more torque and pitch ranges. But, retaining the weight and build of the 1200 and it looks like this is the one.

    Stanton’s are solid but HEAVY as hell! Since the platter, inner chassis and tonearm have rubber insulation it should not be a problem and way lighter!

    Not to mention Pioneer is a big player in the market so this can easily replace Technics as the standard deck for competitions and also they can sponsor events, etc…

    • D

      Can someone please explain what you’re talking about when you are saying super OEM, or OEM? Please?

      • Oddie O'Phyle

        OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. This is in reference to a company whose products or parts are used as components in another company’s branded product.

      • just another old fart

        There is a company, called Hanpin, which makes OEM turntables to be resold under other brand’s labels. These are the ‘super OEM’ turntables people discuss and include this pioneer, the reloop 6x and up series, and the stanton st-XXX decks. If you do a search on DJ forums you can find a wealth of info on these suckers. Many old farts complain they are not up to the Technic standard for wow and flutter. YMMV.

  • DJ PC3

    Not exactly the turntable we wanted… but the turntables we needed. Well played Pioneer. Now I hope to see all the clubs in Chicago pick one of the these up and all my other DJ friends stop complaining the turntables dont work

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  • x

    how do they expect you to dj without sync buttons!

  • dj jsn

    i rather get a technics. all these super oems cant last

  • dj jsn

    im glad its not ugly lol pro look

  • Eric J

    Dan, you have the price wrong, replace the dollar symbol with a pounds symbol.

    • Dan White

      Nope, that’s the MAP street price, $699. The MSRP is $849.

  • iWesSmith

    Boom…my vote…the analog refresh is an effort to displace the 1200 sitting along side the new CDJ’s…and then build some type of intermediary device to make it all happen…Nice either way…

  • drhiggens

    the comments section on Create Digital music is filled with much less “this is stupid” nonsence

  • DJ. O

    How do these compare to Reloop 8000? $100. bucks more and you can push buttons too.

  • andreimatei

    Awesome! Now I can buy a couple of these and not be scared to gig out with them and leave the Techs safe and sound at home. $699 isn’t bad at all. Yes!

  • DJdouble(A)

    So here it is finally.. i had the chance to have a closer look at this years musikmesse. You can clearly see that this is made by HANPIN (super OEM) as their tonearm is used – same as for other brands like Sync,Audio Technica and Stanton.. As for the price tag: I would guess your paying more than 100$ just for the decent pioneer logo..

  • oldman new

    They come from the same manufactor than Reloop RP-7000 / 8000, Stanton ST.. why pay more? just because of the pioneer brand?

    • Saint Rob,Club mU

      People are already used to paying more for that Pioneer logo. I’m not quite sure why though.

  • FDB

    There is literally not a single advantage this has over other super OEM models, like the ATLP1240

    • HSSL

      yes there is. You can fit Novation Dicers in the 45rpm adapter slot.

  • kebzer

    Besides the missing DVS integration, the position of those connection points troubles me. If not placed well inside the frame, the right side TT will be unusable in battle mode.

    Also, the motor torq will really define this TT. Still, no manufacturer has emulated correctly the soft, but precise, touch of the mk2s.

    • Mark Settle

      The connections are recessed. And if it comes with angled RCAs and power cable, it’ll be just fine in battle position.

    • Dan White

      Yep, they’re recessed RCAs just like on the Stanton STR-150s. plenty of room to fit battle style, as Mark notes.

    • DJ Grey Wolf FM

      I would watch the video again as both DJs are using these turntables in battle mode.

  • Sephyr

    If it hits Europe with a 699€ price tag people might as well get 2 Technics(avg. 350€ each) and spend the difference fine tuning them in a local shop.

    • ???? ????

      The 1200 series is now going for about $300 on local Craigslist. The ones I bought are going from half of that, which is about the same ratio I paid new. I just laugh at these because one. People are becoming excited about TTs, and two, the things cost as much as the TTs were new 15 years ago.

  • RootGinger

    I fully expect that this is the first iteration intended as a quality Technics 1200 alternative/replacement.

    The PLX-2000 will be the next model in the range offering the rock solid base here plus innovative extras. Expect a $899 to $999 price for the privilege though.

    • DJ PC3

      Doubt this is iterative. Turntable DJs just needed a replacement for their technic and clubs needed something stable/consistent.

      Most turntable DJs have had their same turntables since they started DJing and those turntables are probably older than they are.

      Pioneer is just filling the void left by technic and I couldn’t blame them for not wanting to tie themselves down to a DVS workflow or feature set (because who knows how long long until the next update or software player comes in.

      I think this is perfect.

      • QAMRONparq

        I think that may be why Technics’ sales dropped so much – lack of innovation. They needed to go the route that Reloop went with their RP-8000.

        In my opinion, this is the order that Technics needed to implement new feats:

        75 RPM Speed
        Reverse Switch
        Phono/Line Switch
        Voltage Selector
        Start and Stop Speed Dials
        USB Slave & Link Ports
        Multi-mode pads (Cues, Loops, Samples, etc.)
        Browse Knob
        Multi-Mode Pitch Ranges (This one I’ll concede to Technics with their “top-o-the-line” 1210-M5G – the one I have 😀 – because they did add ±16%)

        Reloop won! I would love to have a pair of RP-8000s.

        • MrHyperPants

          They have a voltage switch. It’s under the platter. 110v and 240v

          • QAMRONparq

            Oh. Thank you for the tip.

        • Oddie O'Phyle

          now, if reloop would solve the surge problem with the power switch i may think about a pair of 7000’s. i don’t see the point of midi controls on the deck when i have a Z2. it has all the midi control i want and it drops into stand-alone mode (analog) for if and when i want to play vinyl (with out running it in the through channel in software).

  • Ninno

    Helloooooo its 21 century wtf is this are we going back to do beat matching 2 tracks ? how lame is this

    • Warren Werfelli

      Hahah are you for real.. Is that not the fundamental point, beat matching? I have a digital setup and would kill for an analog setup and completely scrap my digital.


        no, the fundamental point is playing good music and making people dance and the trade skill of beatmatching does not matter that much.

        i played vinyl for years and generally think that all the kids screaming about how much they wish they played vinyl never had to live through the pain of accidentally leaving records in a car that got too hot, or fuckin putting out your back going to a gig, or subs feeding back into the turntables in some shit warehouse show, or constantly having to replace stylii because they were always wearing down, or paying $10-15 for an LP with one track on it that you actually want not counting import fees if it wasn’t released in the US

        if you think beatmatching is what matters, you’re wrong. it’s a trade skill, like using a hammer. at this point, i can do it in my sleep, barely listening, and nobody cares if i use sync or not on my 2ks if i’m a bit sloshed at 1am. it doesn’t matter. what matters is you’re selecting good tracks and putting on a good show.

        • Saint Rob,Club mU

          @tech-sterminate, it’s like you took what’s in my brain and made it into a blog comment. I couldn’t agree more.

        • Marco Hooghuis

          I’m not religious at all, but AMEN!!

        • ???? ????

          I have an all analogue setup. It’s setting around because no decent clubs have a pair of decent working TTs. I guess if you want to be “original” or “authentic” and use vinyl that’s not timecode (or even if it is) that’s fine. Unless you’re scratching which most people don’t care about anymore. I find it funny how people want to go back to vinyl, and yet you all seem to want the newest and hottest car.

          I don’t see loads of people going after antique or classic cars, yet you think people will give you much more respect if you play on vinyl. Here’s a quick answer after years of playing on it myself, you won’t.

          No body really cares what you play on in a club or any venue. Unless of course your show is based on what you play, proudly displaying it.

          The majority of people in clubs could care less. They’re drunk and just want to hear music they like. Here’s an example. Walking into a club which had a ton of bass, and sounded pretty good. Loads of people were dancing and having a good time. I went to the DJ booth and thought it was going to be a really nice looking setup. To my surprise it was a Macbook Pro 13, and a tiny to me looking hercules mixer purchased from Guitar Center for around $300.

        • orge

          I think you left out the best argument for beatmatching, which is that it can feel more immersive. However, this is a very subjective and a personal opinion. This comes from someone that started out with Ableton and then moved to Traktor/DVS after quite a few years.

          As you correctly say, beatmatching isn’t hard once you get it down, but it does require some “focus” (especially when you add in tiredness/drunkenness/poor acoustic environments). For me, I think this equates to more involved mixing and my best recorded mixes have all been with this set up – even if the Ableton ones were technically flawless.

          Just my 2 cents though and I am certainly not dissing the sync button or expecting anybody to care how I mix.

  • Carl-Johan Linell

    Once again Pioneer fails to live up to their name.
    This is not a product meant to innovate, though.
    It is, unless I’m completely missing something, meant to be a drop-in replacement for a Technics SL-1200 in clubs, making the entire booth exclusively pioneer.

    What I find ironic is that pioneers lack of innovation is effectively halting an industry which they helped create.
    Like inflation, it may look good now, but in a while when their current line of products start to look old, they’ll be even more landlocked than they are now.

    • DJ PC3

      Yes, you are correct it just meant to be a drop in replacement for technics…. and I couldn’t be happier.

      Far too often I walk into a club and see technics in horrible condition; and thats the club’s way of fulfilling my rider.

      If every club purchases these and that means I have stable/consistent turntables, I will gladly take that.

      Its not meant for at home, super innovative use because who knows what NI and Serato (or whatever player becomes the next big software) will do. Pioneer is smart not to tie too close to DVS workflow or feature set.

      The majority of turntable guys dont care for that anyway. Most turntable guys have had their same technics since they started DJ’ing (and those technics are probably older then the DJ lol).

      I think pioneer did exactly what it needed to; corner the club market by making a turntable that fills the void left by Technic and fulfill the role required by all us DJs that like to use turntables (usually with a midi-accessory on the side).

      • Chaser720

        Well said. Great move by Pioneer. There was a huge hole in the market and Pioneer filled it with exactly what left. On top of that they monopolized the DJ booth. They are going to make a killing.

      • smutek

        I bought my 1200’s almost 14 years ago, second hand. Even then they looked like they were already 15 years old. :-p

      • Oddie O'Phyle

        honestly, it makes me happy to see pioneer release a simple deck. too many people are crying about midi control on the deck for serato, not realizing that it only creates a niche market that appeals to the few.

      • Nimbus

        There was never a ‘void’ left by Technics. The “SUPER OEM” they mention (mostly referring to the Hanpin Turntable used by most brands) was out-selling technics nearly 9 years ago.
        Having owned many models of Technics and Hanpin models side-by-side I can tell you in many cases (depending on the requirements of the brand name) the OEM models were better in terms of Motor and armature, tracking and noise.

        But… Yeah… Good move for pioneer really… Now we will never see Vestax or Stanton ever again in a commercial club. (Sad face)

    • dj innovator

      yeah!!! an over rated brand doesn’t innovate to elevate!! they maintain to keep business monopoly!!!!

  • JoeG

    i’m wondering why they choosed the HANPIN OEM base. I would guess it is exactly the same tonearm and motor as the Reloop RP-8000. No MIDI at all and 100$ more expensive..

    • Oddie O'Phyle

      $100 less. reloop 8000’s start at $799 not $599.

  • bleep eater

    Fuck the details we all too anal when it comes to tech its a turntable if u got the doh go grab some

  • wow flutter

    “Wow and Flutter
    0.1% or less” ,technics had 0,01%

    • Mick Benjamins

      I thought the Technics were 0,025%?

      Edit: I checked and you are right, it is 0,01% 🙂

    • Eins

      0.1% wow is still pretty good though. For those who don’t know what wow is: it’s basically how well a turntable keeps speed. I.e. if a record is supposed to play a 1 kHz signal, how well does the turntable play this tone? Well at 0.1 % the 1 kHz tone could play anywhere between 999 Hz and 1001 Hz. Doesn’t seem that bad, but a Technics will keep it between 999.9 and 1000.1 Hz. Belt driven audiophile grade turntable are generally a bit below 0.1%, so I guess that if audiophiles can live with a wow of up to 0.1% than certainly an audience at a club or rave won’t mind.

  • Boris Coppucoppola

    Now , a turntable in good condition in a Club. End of sl 1200 speculation….so yes i’m excited !!

  • Feel

    I will wait for the next one, perhaps the PLX 1000MK2 SRT, with analogue and USB connection for Serato without the need of SL2, SL3 or SL4, like the Numark V7 🙂

    • Niiico

      Dont belive in Serato…They have the DJM 900 SRT, so why a turntable with Serato?
      It´s still a turntable and no controller 😉

      • Dokumentary

        Yeah… I’m pretty sure Serato is finished with turntable DJ’s. The’ve stopped updating Scratch live and soon they’ll stop supporting it all together. This is not conjecture. They have announced that support is ending sometime next year. They haven’t yet, and don’t seem like they plan to make a product that will replace SSL for DVS DJ’s.

        Serato DJ is for controllerists only. It’s somewhat workable with TT’s if you buy a $2,000 Rane or Pioneer mixer. Don’t believe me? Try to hook up your turntables with an SL3 to SDJ and start counting the amount of times you say; “why doesn’t SDJ do (fill in the blank) when SSL has done it for years”?

        Still don’t believe me? Go to any club in your nearest city and see what the DJ is using. At least in my town, Philly, the TT DJ’s use Scratch Live and the controller DJ’s use Serato DJ.

        • Steve

          Really? Have you even looked at serato DJ? There is an enormous control vinyl community that serato presses special records for. DVS is fully supported in Serato DJ. #InternetTroll spewing things he doesn’t know anything about. Do you even dj?

        • thedjally

          1.7 fixes many of these issues.

    • DJ PC3

      doubt they make iterative additions of this. Think how long turntable guys have used technics without an update. Its the wrong market for that type of product release schedule.

      Pioneer just wanted to fill a niche that was left void by Technic which was to manufacture/sell stable and consistent club ready turntables for guys who want them. This is for clubs to install so they can fulfill their riders from guys like me. (which I just updated lol).

  • Pieter Paßmann

    I would try them out for sure. No platterwobble, good strong magnetic drive and just the bare essentials. Also the price is very good considering you’ll pay the same for an older Technics turntable.

  • funkymoves91

    WHAT ? $699 ? What are they smoking ?

    • Chaser720

      Same shit they always have and I believe they are still happily high.

  • killmedj

    the IEC and RCA connections are a nice touch. But some rudimentary DVS stuff would have been the icing on the cake.

  • silvercue

    Nothing has beaten the 1210s. I loved them and wish I had never sold them. When I wanted to buy again second hand I was amazed at how they had held their value. These just look like a new 1210 to me. maybe the world has moved on. I use digital kit now, but if I needed turntables I would look at these first.

    • RedKartel

      This TT are super oem ones, you better look at stanton (ST-150) or reloop (RP8000 RP7000) high end ones wich do the same for less $. Here the pioneer logo don’t mean much.

      • Oddie O'Phyle

        reloop decks also have their issues. the 7000’s in my area go for around $600, i don’t mind paying the extra $100 for a table that winds down like it should.

        • RedKartel

          Again, all the super oem turntables Pioneer ones included are made by the same factory (Hanpin) in China. Same build quality, same motor etc… the extra $100 doesn’t mean nothing quality wise…

          • Oddie O'Phyle

            sourced from djtt… thank you chris.

            “Most Super OEM decks have a power switch on the back, and a separate switch to power down the motor, in the same location as the power switch on a 1200. The RP-8000 forgoes that, in favor of having the switch “on deck” turn off everything.

            That includes the line-level pre-amp—so when you switch off, audio stops being sent immediately. Okay, you can run the deck at phono level to avoid that, but it also stops any transmission of USB data through the deck. So you can’t hit loop rolls or samples as the motor winds down, and any decks further upstream from it (say, deck 2, if you turn off deck 1), will no longer be seen by the software either.

            There’s also a very odd phenomenon, in that the motor speeds up slightly before winding down when you power off. You can see it clearly in my review video.

            The simple solution to this, of course, is to never use the power switch when mixing. But it is something you’ll have to think about if you’re used to other DJ turntables out there. Plus, while there is a brake adjustment on the deck to allow you to choose a long wind-down time manually, that’s a shared start and brake adjust, which could mean it gets annoying having to fiddle with that often to achieve the desired result at different points in your set.

            That’s the one design choice on the RP-8000 that I wish Reloop had done differently. As I say, it’s not a total disaster, you just have to adapt how you work a little, but sticking to a rear-mounted power switch would have resolved every issue I have with the deck in one fell swoop.”

            do your research.

          • RedKartel

            Read my first post, you can go for the stanton st150 II (with power switch at the back) for still 75€ less than the pioneer if you don’t want a Reloop. Apply yourself your “do your research” advice.

          • Oddie O'Phyle

            in case you didn’t feel like reading, here is the part that you should have gotten from this…

            “There’s also a very odd phenomenon, in that the motor speeds up slightly before winding down when you power off. You can see it clearly in my review video.

            The simple solution to this, of course, is to never use the power switch when mixing. But it is something you’ll have to think about if you’re used to other DJ turntables out there. Plus, while there is a brake adjustment on the deck to allow you to choose a long wind-down time manually, that’s a shared start and brake adjust, which could mean it gets annoying having to fiddle with that often to achieve the desired result at different points in your set.”

            how is the same behavior as other super OEM hanpin decks? consider your veiw point was this… “Again, all the super oem turntables Pioneer ones included are made by the same factory (Hanpin) in China. Same build quality, same motor etc…”

          • RedKartel

            Okey I see we’re mistaken, where I’m from winddown is a expression for aging.

  • Dave Uv Frey

    considering everything they’ve done with their CDJ’s and mixer’s, I really wish they had done something a bit more ground breaking like some DVS friendly features like reloop did with the RP8000 or a native control type feature like the 2000 nexus’s could do with serato. hell even some kind of bpm screen similar to the numark TTX’s would’ve been a nice addition

    • Oddie O'Phyle

      it would mean tailoring to a small group, when this product will appeal to purists, serato and traktor users.

    • DJ PC3

      They needed to “future-proof” the turntable (which is a bit of an oxymoron since we are talking about 50 year old tech).

      They need to make sure that this would work with numerous DVS systems in the future and trying to pick and choose winners out of the DVS war would only give their product a shorter life-span.

      My guess is they don’t plan on updating this for a very long time. Turntable guys (like myself) just want good, stable, turntables and then will use whatever small midi-controller accessory to fill in the gaps.

      This is the best choice in my eyes.