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Industry’s First DJ Player with Wireless Source Capability

The CDJ-2000nexus can utilize different music sources, from a hard drive to USB thumb drive and/or SD memory card, and now for the first time, an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and a computer via Wi-Fi. Using Pioneer’s rekordbox App to create playlists, cue/loop points, beat location settings, waveform analysis and more, users can temporarily transfer the content wirelessly through Wi-Fi to the CDJ-2000nexus. Users can also perform the same wireless function with a Mac utilizing the rekordbox music management software.

New rekordbox Software Functions

With the included rekordbox music management software installed on a computer, users can organize and catalog their entire music libraries. Newly added features available when rekordbox is used with the CDJ-2000nexus include music file analysis functions such as Wave Form Zoom (wave form expansion) and Key, as well as additional settings such as Active Loop and Hot Cue Auto Load.

When music files are imported to rekordbox, the software analyzes each file and prepares it for use specifically for the CDJ player. Key elements of Pioneer’s rekordbox software:

Data Analysis – Wave Zoom, Key, Wave, Beat Grid, BPM, ID3 Tag and more

Track Settings – Active Loop, Hot Cue Auto Load, Cue, Loop

Creation and editing of Playlists

Saving of playback log information


Full-Color LCD Display

The CDJ-2000nexus features a large full-color WQVGA 6.1-inch (480 x 234) LCD panel for displaying song titles and album art as well as detailed track information. The Wave data of each song is also illustrated on screen and the new Wave Zoom function provides five different levels of magnification of the wave data which are color-coded according to bandwidth.

Pro DJ Link

Pioneer’s Pro DJ Link feature enables up to four CDJ-2000nexus players to connect via the Link Port and share a single music source. Additional functions added to the CDJ-2000nexus that can be accessed when other players are connected using the Pro DJ Link are:

Beat Sync – Tempo and beat location of music currently playing on one of the device can be matched with the push of a button.

Traffic Light – Shows the keys of music being played by any players connected via Pro DJ Link, making key-compatible music easier to find by a different color indicator.

Beat Count and Phase Meter – The Beat Count, which is the number of beats until a set point (memory cue), and the Phase Meter, which shows the beat/bar of the music, can also be displayed simultaneously by other players.

Performance Functions

Pioneer added Slip Mode and Quantize functions to the CDJ-2000nexus for added performance and reliability.

Slip Mode – When activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and continues audible playback at the exact time when the loop, reverse or scratch is ended, resulting in smoother transitions.

Quantize – Utilizing a Quantizing feature, cue points and loops can be set perfectly on-beat. The Quantize feature ensures cue points are set accurately and automatically, correcting and synching beats during manual looping or real-time cueing to reduce off-beat mistakes.

My Settings – The function settings of a player can be saved to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, USB storage device, SD memory card, or other device. For additional convenience, the settings can also be can be made ahead of time on the rekordbox App or software allowing users switch to their settings when a connection is made to the CDJ-2000nexus.

Wolfson Processor – To achieve excellent sound quality, the player is equipped with the audio industry’s highly respected Wolfson® DAC processor, delivering a very transparent, accurate audio signal with a highly improved signal-to-noise ratio and increased headroom.

More Features

DJ Software MIDI/HID control – Up to 35 controls on the surface of each player can be used to trigger other devices, such as DJ effectors and software by way of HID and/or MIDI.

Active Loop – Automatically starts loops when playback begins from a specified point.

Load Previous Track – Playback of prior music that has been loaded to the player.

Rating on the Go – Users can rate tracks during play for easy reference or sorting.



Compatible Media: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android smartphones/ tablets, USB storage devices, SD memory cards, computers (Mac/Windows PC), Audio, CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW/R-DL

Compatible Files: MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF (iOS version of rekordbox enable to playback only MP3 and AAC)

File Systems Compatible with USB Storage: FAT, FAT32, HFS+

Frequency range: 4Hz - 20kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 115dB or higher

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.0018% or less

USB Ports: USB-A port x1, USB-B port x1


Other Ports: LAN (100Base-TX)×1, CONTROL (φ3.5mm mini plug) x1

Audio Output Voltage: 2.0 Vrms

Power Supply to Use: 120V AC(60 Hz)

Power Consumption: 37 W

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H in inches): 12.6 x 15.97 x 4.19

Unit Weight: 10.36 lbs



Supported Operating Systems.:

Mac OS®X 10.7, 10.6 or 10.5.8, Windows®7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate

Windows 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)

Playable Files: MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF

Mac OSX: Intel® Core. Duo (or equivalent processor) 1.83GHz or faster

Windows Vista® or Windows® XP: Intel® Pentium® 4 (or equivalent processor) 2 GHz or faster

Memory: 250 MB or more (Not including space needed for saving music and other files)

Disk Drives: CD-ROM Drive

Display: XGA (1024x768) or greater recommended

Design aims

In recent years, the DJ/club market has seen the music file style of DJing become the mainstream, with increasing demand for music management and DJ play using smartphones and tablets, as well as browsing music on large tablet screens. In order to meet these needs, Pioneer will launch the pro DJ/club oriented “CDJ-2000nexus” Professional Multi Player, which is the Industry first*1 player to enable DJ play using music stored inside smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi*2 or USB connections. By installing the newly developed mobile version of the “rekordbox™” music management software, music can be prepared and managed not only at home but also on the move, with the prepared music then transmitted as-is to this device for DJ play. Pioneers “CDJ series” Multi Players for DJs are supported by many DJs for their excellent operability and reliability, with machines permanently installed in many celebrated clubs around the world. Among these, the “CDJ-2000” (launched in 2009) in particular has become the de facto standard model for DJ equipment. The “CDJ-2000nexus” inherits the basic functionality and operability of the “CDJ-2000/CDJ-900” while also introducing new evolutions, such as a selection screen GUI that makes music searches more intuitive, improved visibility of the needle search pad for use in dark places, and improved master tempo sound quality, etc. It is also loaded with new features for more aggressive DJ performances, including “BEAT SYNC” for automatic beat (beats and tempo) matching of both tracks being mixed, a “WAVE ZOOM” display giving a more detailed understanding of how the music is progressing, and a “SLIP” feature that enables reliable performance without breaking the rhythm of the original music.

Main features of CDJ-2000nexus


1) Industry first*1 DJ play using music stored inside smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi/USB connection

Music stored inside Wi-Fi/USB-connected iPhone/iPod touch/iPad devices can be transmitted to the “CDJ-2000nexus” using the iOS version of “rekordbox™” (available on the App Store free of charge) for DJ play. The touch panel displays of iPads, etc. can be used for intuitive music selection with controls that users will already be familiar with. In addition, the enclosed Mac version of “rekordbox™” can be used to send music to the “CDJ-2000nexus” from inside a Wi-Fi-connected Mac. Also, when connecting via USB, the device can be charged during DJ play. Android OS devices can send music via Wi-Fi/USB connections using the Android version of “rekordbox™” (available on the Google Play free of charge), and music can also be transmitted from Windows PCs via Wi-Fi connections using the enclosed Windows version of “rekordbox™”.




2) Includes “rekordbox™” music management software for advance preparation of music to be used in DJ play

Music files can be analyzed with “rekordbox™” installed on a computer, music can be managed (settings, create/edit, save logs) in the optimum way for DJ play, and the music to be used can be prepared in advance. The “CDJ-2000nexus” features new music file analysis functions such as “WAVE ZOOM (waveform expansion)” and “KEY” as well as new “ACTIVE LOOP” and “HOT CUE AUTO LOAD” settings.

(i) Data analysis of music files “WAVE ZOOM”, “KEY”, “WAVE”, “BEAT GRID”, “BPM”, “ID3 TAG”, etc.

(ii) “ACTIVE LOOP”, “HOTCUE AUTO LOAD”, “CUE” and “LOOP” settings for each track

(iii) Create/edit “PLAYLISTS”

(iv) Save playback log information for music files played on this device

3) “PRO DJ LINK” function expands scale of DJ performances

By connecting multiple players (up to 4 units) with LAN cables, various new functions have been added to expand the scale of DJ performances alongside the existing content-sharing functions.


Music being played by any players connected with “PRO DJ LINK” can be matched in a single action to the tempo and beat location of music being played by other linked players.

(ii) “TRAFFIC LIGHT ” *3

In relation to the key of music being played by any players connected with “PRO DJ LINK”, consonant music is displayed in blue and is therefore easy to find.


Information from “BEAT COUNT”, which accurately understands the number of beats until a set point (MEMORY CUE), and “PHASE METER”, which shows the beat/bar of the music, can also be displayed simultaneously on other players connected with “PRO DJ LINK”.

4) Full-color LCD display for quick song selection and instant understanding of musical progress

The “CDJ-2000nexus” adopts a large 6.1-inch full-color LCD to clearly display information that is required when performing DJ play. Music artwork and large quantities of music information are displayed in lists, and the intended music can be found easily and intuitively. In addition to the existing “WAVE” display that provides a visual understanding of all music, “WAVE ZOOM”*5 makes it possible to instantly grasp the preceding music development by displaying waveforms that can be expanded/minimized to five different levels color-coded according to bandwidth.

5) “SLIP” and “QUANTIZE”*3 functions for reliable performance without changing progress of original music

(i) “SLIP”

The “SLIP MODE” function keeps music moving in the background during LOOP/REVERSE/SCRATCH/HOT CUE/PAUSE. This makes it possible to produce bold musical arrangements without changing the progress of the original music even after these functions have been used.


The “CDJ-2000nexus” is loaded with a QUANTIZE function that automatically and accurately quantizes when using LOOP/REVERSE/HOT CUE, even if the dynamic of the beat has gone out of sync. This enables reliable performance without breaking the rhythm of music during playback.

6) My Settings function for immediate access to personal preferences

The function settings of this device can be saved to USB storage devices, SD memory cards, smartphones and tablets, and can be applied to this device as necessary. In addition, “CDJ-2000nexus” settings can be made on “rekordbox™” and sent directly to this device, which means that you can instantly switch to your own settings when prepared in advance when alternating DJs.

7) New algorithm enables master tempo to deliver sound quality more faithful to original tone

A new algorithm has been adopted to deliver sound quality that is more faithful to the original tone, even when there are drastic shifts in tempo during playback of wide-ranging music. This enables high-quality mix playback even when there is a big difference in track tempo.

8) High sound quality design for faithful reproduction of original tone and clear/powerful club sound

While inheriting the audio circuit from the “CDJ-2000”, this new device delivers a powerful sound that is stable even in high-volume environments such as DJ booths by means of improved anti-shock properties and reduced contact resistance through the adoption of a type of AC inlet that has a large power cable contact area. A clear and powerful sound that is faithful to the original has also been realized by reducing jitter to ¼ through the high-precision engineered clock of a high-performance D/A converter produced by Wolfson Microelectronics, adoption of a high sound quality operational amplifier, and digital noise reduction of power sources.

9) Support for various media and formats

A wide range of media and formats are supported to suit various styles of DJ play. As well as smartphones/tablets, music files can also be played from USB storage devices such as flash memory and hard disks, SD memory cards, audio CDs and DVDs. MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF file formats are supported.

10) Other features

・DJ software MIDI/HID control

・“ACTIVE LOOP” automatically starts loops when playback begins from a specified point

・“LOAD PREVIOUS TRACK” returns to music that has already been loaded

・“RATING ON-THE-GO” enables tracks to be rated during play

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