Ultimate CDJ Comparison Chart  All info on 1 page
This content is © 2014 The DJResource...Submitted by Lead Flag on 08-07-2010 @ 02:45 In 2010 a new bread of CDJ's was introduced with the Pioneer CDJ-850, CDJ-900 and CDJ-2000. This meant that the original Comparison Chart needed to be extended. Instead of adding all the information into 1 unclear mass of information I made a new table with the new models. You can still find the original Comparison Chart below.

The new models are basically so different that they deserve their own Comparison Chart. The older models are no longer available anyway... There is a whole new type of features that cant compare to that of the first CDJ's so here it is, the 2nd Generation CDJ Comparison Chart :

  CDJ-850 CDJ-900 CDJ-2000
Display
Dot Matrix Display dimensions 100x28 180x48  
LCD Display diagonal diameter     6.1''
Waveform Resolution 100x7 100x7 hi-res
Lines of Text 3 lines 4 lines 7 lines
Tilted Display for easier reading   Feature Available Feature Available
Jog Wheel
Jog Wheel Consistency between players Feature Available Feature Available  
Jog Display Consistency between players Feature Available Feature Available Feature Available
Adjustable Jog Feel (tension) control     Feature Available
Illuminated Ring (On-Air indicator with DJM-2000)     Feature Available
Connectivity
MIDI control output Feature Available Feature Available Feature Available
HID Support Feature Available Feature Available Feature Available
ProDJ Link connectivity (RJ45)   Feature Available Feature Available
Digital Output (SPDIF)   Feature Available Feature Available
Features
Frame Accuracy 1.0 Frame 0.5 Frame 0.5 Frame
Reverse Playback control method button button switch
Wide Range Pitch works for audio CD all media all media
Auto Beat Loops (Possible steps) 2x4 3x4 1x 4 beat
Hot Cue/Loops     Feature Available
Supports Rekordbox exported USB Feature Available Feature Available Feature Available
Quantize (Uses the Rekordbox Beat Grid)   Feature Available Feature Available
Eject Lock and Load Lock for Rekordbox     Feature Available
Slip (continues playback while using CDJ)   Feature Available  
Needle Search / Drop     Feature Available
SD Card Slot and input     Feature Available
DVD media Playback     Feature Available
Convert Tag List to Playlist Feature Available    
Technical
Color of Body Titanium Black Black
Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height) in mm 305 x 364.4 x 105.5 320 x 406 x 107 320 x 406 x 107
Cue/Loop Accuracy 74 p/sec 149 p/sec 149 p/sec
DAC (all Wolfson)   WM8728 WM8740
Power Consumption (Europe) 21W 28W 28W




This is the original CDJ Comparison Chart as it was started in 2003 and grew over the year until the last update in 2008.

In the chart below you can find all differences between the First Generation Pioneer CDJ models. When a feature is not on the CDJ, there will be an empty square, otherwise the specification of the feature will be mentioned.

 
CDJ-800   
CDJ-800MK2 CDJ-1000MK3
Memory
Internal memory for Cue/Loop points
1p/cd, 500 discs
10p/cd, 800 discs
10p/cd, 100 discs
10p/cd, 100 discs
 
Removable Memory Card    
MMC
100 p/CD,
10.000 CD's
MMC
100 p/cd,
10.000 CD's
New Feature SD
100 p/cd
MMC included ?      
New Feature
JOG Wheel
In cue-stand-by, track is restarted by jog touch, Quick Return
New Feature
New Feature
     
Silver JOG Ring      
New Feature
New Feature
JOG Display
Red CUE marker
New Feature
New Feature
 
New Feature
New Feature
Large size Display  
New Feature
   
New Feature
Yellow Total Track Ring    
New Feature
   
JOG Feeling
Rotating Feeling
smooth
smooth
not smooth
smooth
New Featueradjustable
Jog movement
loose
not loose, heavy
not loose, heavy
not loose, heavy
New Featueradjustable
Consistency between each product  
New FeatureNew Feature
New FeatureNew Feature
MP3
Plays VBR & CBR encoded MP3   New Feature     New Feature
PITCH/Tempo Accuracy
@ 6% scale    
0.02 %
0.02 %
0.02 %
@ 10% scale
0.05 %
0.05%
0.05 %
0.05 %
0.05 %
@ 16% scale    
0.1 %
0.05 %
0.05 %
@ 24% scale    
0.1 %
   
Wide Range (100%) scale
0.5 %
CD: 0.5%
MP3:0.1%
 
0.5 %
0.5 %
PITCH Design
Silver PITCH knob   New Feature     New Featuer

 
CDJ-800   
CDJ-800MK2 CDJ-1000MK3
Waveform / Play position
Length of display 29 dots 33 dots 50 dots 50 dots 100 dots
Digital Out
works for all DJ features
New Feature
 
New Feature
Brightness
PLAY / CUE
normal
 
normal
BRIGHT
BRIGHT
REV indicator
BRIGHT
 
normal
BRIGHT
BRIGHT
HOTCUE red    
dark
normal
normal
HOTCUE green    
normal
BRIGHT
BRIGHT
Quick Scratch
after Track Search
New Feature
 
New Feature
after HOTCUE record / play    
New Feature
New Feature
Hot Cue
Quick HOTCUE record, direct response    
New Feature
New FeatureNew Feature
or Hot Loop
HOTCUE while in Loop    
New Feature
New FeatureNew Feature
or Hot Loop
HOTCUE in Reverse mode    
New Feature
New FeatureNew Feature
or Hot Loop


Posted on 21-08-2003, modified throughout the years to keep the information accurate and new models are added.

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There are 11 Comments

FlagDJ-TQ wrote on 16-04-2006 @ 13:49
lang leve de CDJ-1000 MKIII!! smile

FlagTwizz wrote on 16-05-2006 @ 18:01
jep, helemaal, kwis nie da dr zoveel verschille tusse zaten:S:D
FlagArCee wrote on 04-06-2007 @ 19:06
Ik mis wel wat verscheidenheid in merken en uitvoeringen eigenlijk??
FlagLead wrote on 05-06-2007 @ 00:11
dit is een vergelijk tussen CDJ's, niet tussen CD spelers in het algemeen... daar zou 1 pagina ook te weinig voor zijn :D
Flagfreddiejay wrote on 18-01-2008 @ 16:25
kan de cdj 400 mee aan de comparison worden toegevoegd, of verschilt deze teveel van zijn "big brothers"
FlagLead wrote on 18-11-2008 @ 19:22
De CDJ-400 is een speler uit een andere klasse. Qua looks zou hij er wel tussen kunnen, maar hij is ontworpen voor een heel ander doel en daarom staat hij er niet tussen. Jogwheel is ook een heel ander principe.
FlagDav3 wrote on 09-07-2010 @ 07:28
netjes, altijd fijn zo.n overzicht, nu is het toch wel duidelijk dat er meer verschil tussen de 850 en de 900 zit. b.v. HID support. Ik lees namelijk overal dat de 850 ook HID support heeft...
FlagLead wrote on 10-07-2010 @ 12:28
HID heb ik opnieuw uitgezocht maar dat zit WEL op de CDJ-850 (ik had het mis)
Dit moet alleen wel door de VDS systeem worden ondersteunt. Werkt dus waarschijnlijk nadat je je mix software hebt geupdate.
FlagDolivieira wrote on 06-08-2010 @ 20:06
Al met al mooi lijstje Lead. Daar hebben we wat aan. Athans de Pio liefhebbers.  
Flagpieterb wrote on 29-08-2010 @ 23:50

FlagmaDJam wrote on 31-08-2010 @ 15:22
Great post- Tiny correction on the dimensions of the CDJ900 & CDJ-2000- they\'re not the same size:

CDJ-2000
320 x 106.4 x 405.7  mm 

CDJ-900
305 x 115.6 x 385  mm

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