First CDJ2000 NXS2 and DJM900 NXS2 review

First CDJ2000 NXS2 and DJM900 NXS2 review

Pioneer released it's new flagship dj set, the CDJ-2000 NXS2 and DJM-900 NXS2 and definitely re-set the standard in what dj's want. Here are the first things we noticed after installing it in our studio.

The leading brand in USB-players clearly listened to it's users for the upgrades on both the players and the mixer.

The mixer

The first big improvement is not in what we see, but in what we hear. The sound that comes from the mixer is a lot better and brighter than what we know from the DJM900. Pioneer comes close to what Allen & Heath mixers sound like and hearing the difference between those brands will be much harder than it was.

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The main Filter has become more subtle and even adjustable and multiple ways, which will change the way we teach our talents to use it in our Basic or Pro Courses. For those who use it a lot, the Gate-effect will be missed, as Pioneer replaced it for the Sweep-effect.

The decks

On the players, we see a bigger screen with a smaller font, which means more tracks in one screen. Also, like we already saw on other types, we now have a touch screen and Qwerty-keyboard. The advanced track-selection options are also a big step ahead.


The Hot-Cue bank expanded and improved a lot, with it's new functionality taken from the XDJ-RX: one touch means marking the point, the second touch is calling it.

Overall, the players feel smoother in the way they work because of the added features and the more user friendly software. Our first impression is that once the NXS2 mixer and players become common gear in the clubs, the 'old' Nexus will feel like a step back, and that is a compliment for Pioneer.

If you want to see, feel and hear the new gear, come and stop by for an Intro Lesson, Full Course or a coffee!
Our full course overview can be found in Dutch and in English!

The CDJ-2000 NXS2 and DJM-900 NXS2, as usual, are supplied by our friends at, the best shop for dj-gear in Holland. For a full profile on the set, check their NXS2-set page:

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