Pioneer has been slowly phasing out it's aging Club mixer lineup in favor of the new "Nexus" type models which have lots more features and provide a general update for their previous entries. The Pioneer DJM-800 has now has a new successor and will soon be replaced by the new Pioneer DJM-850 performance DJ mixer which was just announced yesterday. The new DJM-850 has much more functionality when used in conjunction with DJ software (Traktor Scratch Pro 2 Certified) with its built-in USB sound card, the new BEAT COLOR FX function, and lots of other features that will get club DJ's in a frenzy. Press Release, details, and VIDEO below. The Poineer DJM-850 will be offered in either Silver or Black and the retail price of the DJM-850 is listed at $2000, but I'm sure you will be able to find it a bit cheaper when it's released in March.
Pioneer DJM-850 Unboxing & First Impressions Video
The new Pioneer DJM-850 four-channel Traktor Scratch Certified DJ mixer is now in the DJbooth Lab for a full HD-Video review which will drop in the next couple of weeks. The Pioneer DJM-850 comes in silver or in black and can be used for Traktor Scratch Playback of external DVS timecode decks without the need to purchase an additional Traktor Audio soundcard. Even better, the Pioneer DJM-850 has Sound Color effects and a whole array of Beat Effects that can be applied to any input. Check out my quick unboxing and first impressions HD-Video after the jump.