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Pioneer announces today (17 January 2005)
the release of the Pioneer CDJ-200
. Creating a new standard at this price point
for Pro-DJ CD decks, the Pioneer CDJ-200 combines the key elements of
Pioneer’s market-proven Professional CDJ players with a host of
innovative features such as full-function MP3 playback, Hot Loop, Beat
Loop and the unique one button Loop Cutter, for creating loops within
This technical excellence is complemented by a design
that’s both visually stunning and DJ friendly – the unit is
robust, compact and portable – and a truly affordable price, making
it the ideal choice for serious home DJs, bars and other installations
where space and budget is limited.
The combination of exceptional build quality and advanced
features such as full MP3 capability mean Pioneer have succeed in giving
DJ’s a durable product, offering a professional solution without
the premium price.
The CDJ-200 also has a unique Resume function that takes
effect if a CD is ejected accidentally. Once the DJ re-inserts the disc,
it automatically starts playing from exactly the point where it stopped.
The unit has a Digital Out socket too, so that all of the digital features
available in DJ Mode can be carried over to a connected digital environment,
as well as a headphone jack (with volume control) which allows the DJ
to monitor a CD without connecting the Pioneer CDJ-200 to a mixer or external
CD Player for DJ's
Type of Discs
MP3, CD, CDR & CD-RW (conform ISO9660)
4Hz ~ 20kHz
0.006 % (JEITA)
Signal to Noise Ratio line
AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz
216 x 292 x 99.5 mm ( WxDxH )
Operating Manual, Power Cord, Control cord, Forced Eject Pin
CBR & VBR MP3 Format Compatibility [.mp3]
Audio Layer-3 sampling with frequencies 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and a bit rate from 32 Kbps to 320 Kbps
Audio Layer-3 sampling with frequencies 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz and a bit rate from 16 Kbps (stereo) to 160 Kbps
Maximum 8 folder levels on disc
ID3 Tags :
Maximum 99 folders on disc (+ root)
Maximum 999 files in each folder
Versions 1.0 / 1.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4. Display will show Filename, Album , Artist
MP3 extensions : .mp3, .MP3 and .Mp3
Multi-session is NOT supported, only the first session will play
The CDJ-200 features an extra bright, blue DOT-Matrix screen to show you
all relevant info that you might need when playing a set. Below you see
an illuminated picture of the display, on the right a layout of all possibilities
in a schematical way.
The display is designed to be viewed from a very wide
angle. When CD Text is displayed the text will scroll across the bright
dot-matrix screen, providing you with useful track information.
Toggles the display between the Time Display and CD-Text/ID3
Toggles between Current Time Position and the Remaining Time (time left
of the current track). Probably you are always going to use the Remaining
Time in your display.
It doesn't really matter how long you've been
playing a track, but it's more important that you know how much time
is left before you have to make your transition.
- FLD indicates when playing MP3 and
the map number is shown.
- TRK lights up when a normal audio
tracks is played and the track number is shown.
- Displays (3 digits) the number of the current
track or folder (FLD or TRK).
- Displays (3 digits) the time position (minutes).
- Displays (2 digits) the time position (seconds).
- Displays (2 digits) the time position (frames).
- Measured BPM of the current track.
- Remaining Time indicates time left
of the current track (when activated).
- Auto Cue indicator (when activated).
- JET effect indicator (when activated).
- ZIP effect indicator (when activated).
- WAH effect indicator (when activated).
- RELOOP indicates that a loop is still
in the memory of the CDJ.
- Playing Address shows the current
playing position of the tracks.
- Tempo indicator shows the setting
of the Pitch Fader.
- MT indicates that Master Tempo function
- Pitch Scale indicates which scale
is used for the Pitch Fader.
The Pioneer CDJ-200
also has another unique feature - an electric-blue
light that’s used at strategic locations to give the DJ constant
feedback on the status of the CD and the effects being used. The light
above the CD-slot, for example, indicates when there’s no disc loaded
and guides the DJ to the CDJ-200’s user-friendly quick-load slot.
With the disc inserted, the light goes off and a blue illuminated ring
appears around the edge of the Jog Wheel - indicating that a CD is ready
to be played.
The 100mm Jog Wheel is used for multiple function, like in almost all
previous CDJ's. The main function is the Pitch Bend function
when rotated the playing speed is temporarily increased (clockwise rotation)
or decreased (counter clockwise rotation). When setting a Cue Point the Jog Wheel is used to fine-tune the Cue position
(increase/decrease) with the precision
of 1/75th of a frame. After rotating all you have to do to memorize the
new Cue Point all you have to do is press the Cue Button. The CDJ will
then go in Pause Mode at the new Cue Point and waits for the next command. If the Jog Wheel is rotated at the same time as the one
of the Track Search button (FFW or REV) the Track or Folder number
changes with the movement of the Jog Wheel
so you can find a
certain track very fast. When rotated while pressing any of the
Search buttons (FFWD or REV) a very fast search through a track
is done. Roughly it skips with a interval of about 10-15 seconds.
Digital Jog Break
The Jog Wheel also has a parameter function (Digital Jog Break)
when any of the 3 build in effects (JET, ZIP, WAH)
activated. When the Digital Jog Break is used, the blue ring flashes quickly.
Once the HOLD/RESET button is used, the flashing slows down and with the
effects off, the continuous blue light returns. These 3 effects are probably well known and work the same as on the
's little brother the Pioneer
. Press any of the 3 Effect Buttons (Jet, Zip or Wah) to activate
that effect. When rotating the Jog Wheel the effect parameter is adjust
so a change in effect will be heard. You can control the effect by rotating
the Jog Wheel to both sides. When the Hold Button is pressed the parameter
is hold and doesn't fall back to 0 position. Press the Hold Button again
and the effect will gently go back to the 0 position.
Jet Filter Effect
Generates a delayed signal as a reaction to rotation of the
This delays signal is added to the original signal
that is played. This delays signal interferes with the original signal
and generates a "Swooshing" sound, which seems like the sound
of a jet flying by.
The variation of the delays signal is between the 0 and 3 ms.
Zip Filter Effect
When rotating the Jog Wheel with this effect activated will
reflect in the adjustments of the Key of the track
When the Jog Wheel is untouched the Key of the track is 0%.
When rotating clockwise the key is increased until maximum 100% (1 octave).
If the rotation is counter clockwise the pitch will decrease to a minimum
of -1400%. This generates a ultra-low, not hearable sound so it seems
like a record stopping, only you control the length of it.
Adds a -12dB/octave filter to the audio of the tracks with a
Wah Filter Effect
that changes with the rotation of the Jog
The most clockwise position gives a High-Pass-Filter of maximum 4 kHz.
When rotated to the other maximum, counter clockwise, the filter is
changed to a Low-Pass-Filter of minimum 150Hz
and 1 Loop can be saved to the deck’s internal memory
per CD at the same time. Memory is hold on to until you set a new Cue and/or
Loop Point, or until the player has been switched off.
Return instantly to the Cue Point by pressing the Cue Button at any time.
The CDJ will return to the Cue point and go to Pause Mode.
You can use the Cue Button now to Sample Play the track from the Cue Point
onwards, as long as you hold the Cue Button the tracks plays, releasing
the Cue Button will let the CDJ go instantly back to the Cue Point.
When you are Sample Playing a track : simultaneously press the Play Button
to continue playing (so it cancels the Sample Play function.
Beat Loop / Loop Cutter
You can now create a seamless 4-beat loop
using the Beat
Loop feature, this will create a 4 measures loop starting from the point
where the Beat Loop Button is pressed. The CDJ-200
uses the BPM information
that is displayed to calculate the Loop Out Point. When no BPM is illuminated
130 BPM will be used as a reference. When a Loop is playing
the Beat Loop
button activates the Loop Cutter
. Each press will device
the loop in half which goes on until the loop is only 1 frame in length. Press Reloop/Exit to continue playing
Hot Loop (Loop
The Loop can be instantly retriggered
from the in-point
using the Hot Loop button. You can use the loop with the same speed as
the Cue Button, meaning you can Stutter Play with the Loop like Hot-Cue's
on the CDJ-1000
Real Time Seamless Loop
This allows you to set a loop quickly
and simply and
adjust the Loop Out point using the jog wheel (after pressing Loop Out
when a loop is playing). The CDJ will keep playing the loop until the
Reloop/Exit Button is pressed.
Until a new Loop In point is made, the Loop will stay in memory (Reloop
is illuminated in the display) and can be recalled instantly at the press
of the Reloop/Exit Button. A Loop can span multiple audio tracks, when an MP3 disc
is inserted the loop length is limited to the track in which a Cue Point
Real Time Cue
To record a new Cue Point on-the-fly
you can press the Loop In/Realtime Cue Button at any time. The CDJ will
keep on playing but memorizes the new Cue Point.
You can easily search for the MP3 tracks you need using the Folder Search
buttons and then see the name of the disc, artist and current track.
This scrolls across the screen throughout playback, making the text easier
to read. Check the specification on top of this topic to find all the
numbers that you might bee seeking.
This Jack Output signal can be used to monitor the audio with
a pair of headphones
directly from the player without the need
for an extra amplifier.
The VOL controls the output level of the Phones
Jack. So if you want to pre-listen some tracks you can do so with the CDJ-200
without even have to turn on your amplifier and mixer. Also when you are mixing back to back, the other DJ could pre-listen to tracks without even have to plug in his headphone in the mixer.
The Pioneer CDJ-200's digital output features a full Digital Output
meaning that you hear the sound exactly as on the analogue output.
If the CDJ-200
can be used alongside a Pioneer DJM Mixer, you can start
the track by using the mixer’s Channel Fader or Cross Fader. The
Fader Start connection does all starting and Cueing automatically at the
moves of the (cross) faders. The connection is made by the Control Connection.
This automatically finds the first beat of a track
can be turned off for manual cueing. When Auto Cue performance slightly
less is when a track starts with a fade-in of the audio. Sometimes a wrong
point is determined by the CDJ.
Cue points can be set anywhere on a track, by making adjustments with
the Jog Wheel or manual search buttons. The cue point is stored in the
deck’s internal memory until it’s overwritten by a new cue
The Resume function is new for Pioneer. If a CD is ejected accidentally,
you can quickly re-insert the disc and be sure it will start playing from
exactly the point where it stopped.
With two CDJs connected (any type, also valid with any CMX product), the
end of a track’s playback on the first unit will automatically release
the standby mode on the second deck and instantly start playback.
Oil Dampened Suspension
This protects the unit against vibrations and impacts in the playout environment,
preventing audio skips.
There are 3 possible scales for the Pitch Fader: 6%, 10% and 16%. When 6% scale
is set, the pitch resolution is 0.02%
When 10% or 16%
is selected the pitch accuracy
This is Pioneer invention over 10 years ago when the first DJ CD player
was launched. Ever since than this feature has been improved constantly
is it's giving you a better sound quality each generation. The Master
Tempo in the CDJ-200
is the 10th generation.
Master Tempo plays the track at it's original
key like it's played at 0% pitch
. So although the speed might
be changed the voices and instruments sound like the original. Works very
well to hide your Pitch Bends.
The red light inside the button is illuminated when
the Master Tempo is activated, this is indicated in the main display aswell.
100mm long fader for precise pitching of your tracks.
Marks a specific feature as a newly introduced feature !
Control Panel A (silver cover)
Control Panel B (black at slot)
Display Panel (glass)
|Prices are target prices during 2007 and are used as guideline not definite pricing
What do you think about Pioneer CDJ-200 ??
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There are 21 Comments
djmikmak1993 wrote on 23-05-2005 @ 07:52
cool i want to buy it
matt2005 wrote on 29-07-2005 @ 19:56
Can I use all the features using mp3?
Ewerton wrote on 02-08-2005 @ 21:32
Porraaa essse aparelho e do caralho ....eu vou comprar um desse pra minnn .....hehehehehe isso aiii vou meter a cara .....
Lead wrote on 08-08-2005 @ 21:10
Yes, all features an be used with MP3 (pitch, effects, loop, hotloop....)
It works the same for MP3 as with regular audio CD's.
x666x wrote on 21-10-2005 @ 08:37
I Have two CDJ-200 but I don't know how to use it. Thanks for specification. Now I'll know what is what in thise players
djreino wrote on 24-01-2006 @ 09:25
great cd player
Day-One wrote on 28-04-2006 @ 08:30
Ik mag geen vergelijking trekken met de wat duurdere modellen van pioneer, maar als je een 800 of 1000 gewend bent..voelt de 200 wel erg raar aan moet ik zeggen......maar een goed speler is dat zeer zeker... top spelertje..
gen wrote on 13-05-2006 @ 20:07
the cdj200 includes scratch ?
D_SideZ wrote on 10-06-2006 @ 18:45
well dats kool!
mxn wrote on 27-02-2007 @ 16:19
when i try to do the increase lench it just change folder, no increase lence, why..
Lead wrote on 28-02-2007 @ 17:19
you should hold the LOOP-IN button AND the folder browse FFWD button at the same time.
Renzis wrote on 15-05-2007 @ 11:02
sund dat et ook nie ff in het nederlands staat, nie dak geen engels kan, maar zou ook in NL makkelijker zijn
JasperVC wrote on 19-05-2007 @ 16:00
OMG, its very niiiice !!!
TimVicta wrote on 07-11-2007 @ 19:33
zeker fijne dingen... ik heb er 2 (bijna 1 jaar) en bevallen prima... de basis functies van de pioneer cdj serie zitten er op...
vooral bij het loopen is het "OUT ADJUST" zeer fijn... alleen het jog-wheel is wat minder... maarja... daarom is hij ook niet zo duur...
SanderH wrote on 19-01-2008 @ 12:37
Deze heb ik ook! Geweldige cd player!
JasperVC wrote on 21-01-2008 @ 09:34
is het een goede beslissing om over te schakelen van American Audio PSX's naar deze CDJ-200's? Of is dit nutteloos? Ik zoek namelijk een meer basic cd-speler met de basis functies die perfect werken. Deze lijkt mij dan ook perfect daarvoor. Stuur mij een pm voor uitleg/advies
rbluerreload wrote on 24-03-2009 @ 10:40
I don't like how this unit feels, actually I like the feeling in the CDJ 100s a little bit more, still it has the amazing control that Pioneer is known for, replying to some of the above questions: first, All features can be used in mp3 mode but be aware some mp3 stop playing suddenly if they are recorded in VBR, it depends on the mp3 but I would recommend using CBR unless you know the program you are using to compress the music works OK with the player, second.. this player DOESN'T have scratch mode the only Pioneer models that have that feauture are: CDJ 400, CDJ 800 and CDJ 1000.
faure wrote on 18-05-2010 @ 10:53
excelent for a starting dj. Pioneer is the best
JaY_oNe wrote on 16-08-2010 @ 00:56
would anyone know if you can use these cdjs with serato
Lead wrote on 17-08-2010 @ 12:42
Depands on how you want to use it. There is no MIDI/HID output on the CDJ-200
but there shouldn't be a reason why it should not work with the timecode discs and Serato's box.
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