Is the CDJ 850 Right For Your DJ Setup?
There are plenty of DJ decks available for DJs that use compact discs at their performances, not least, the range developed by Pioneer. So what features and controls might make this one a suitable model for you? Many Pioneer CDJ-850 units on eBay are sold pairs, but you can also find them as individual units. Bear in mind that you will need a mixer console with a basic crossfader to DJ with a CDJ 850.What professional features does a CDJ 850 come with?
Designed by Pioneer for professional use in nightclubs and bars, the CDJ-850 is packed with features. Although some of the options can be found on less expensive Pioneer products, the CDJ 850 will allow you to make use of plenty of controls that can alter the sound of your music. The main ones are:
- A digital song display that makes track selection easy.
- Beat loop that works with 1, 2, 4, and 8 beats.
- A touch-sensitive jog dial button.
- Scratch play.
- Fast resume function.
One of the cool things about a CDJ 850 is that it doesn't just play commercially produced compact discs. You can also use it with CDs that you've made yourself, including CD-R and CD-RW formats. In addition, the 850 features a USB port which allows you to play songs from a memory stick or an external device, so long as they're in MP3, AAC, AIFF, or WAV format.What equipment can I use a CDJ 850 with?
Most professional audio equipment with standard jack inputs, such as RCA connectors, will function with a CDJ 850. Pioneer recommends that a CDJ is plugged into one of their own mixing consoles, but you can use other brands. DJs can also use their CDJ 850 with Pioneer's own music management software system, known as Rekord Box.How much space does a Pioneer CDJ 850 take up?
If you have a small DJ booth, bear in mind that a single deck will take up 305 mm x 364.4 mm of space, plus a little extra to fit the cables in the back. Each unit is 105.5 mm in height and weighs 3.3 kilos. See the manufacturer site for details.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Pioneer.