Pioneer set to release budget CDJs

Written by Maximus Aurelius

March 24, 2010 10:14 am

CDJsAfter all the furore of the 50% price hikes of a few months ago, it’s a no brainer for Pioneer to make sure they don’t just make equipment for those who can afford £2000 on a setup, thus excluding bedroom DJs and those on a tighter budget.

So now Pioneer are releasing yet another budget mixer, this time the CDJ-350, alongside a budget mixer the DJM 350. The new gear boasts tools and features you might expect on higher end equipment, such as powerful effects, remix style looping and rekordbox compatibility, at the comparatively more friendly price of under £500 each.

This isn’t really that great though, when you think that just 1 year ago the CDJ400 was available for £420, and you could get a CD400 setup for around the £1000 mark. Even at under £500 each, this means a CDJ350 and DJM350 setup is still going to cost around the £1500 mark, despite the fact that the CDJ350 is supposed to be a cheaper CDJ then the 400.

Maybe I’m missing the point, perhaps the CDJs were too cheap to start off with anyway. But I just don’t feel this is altogether fair on those who can’t splash out.

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