Pioneer announces limited edition of CDJ-400-K and DJM-400-K

Pioneer today announces exclusive limited edition models of the CDJ-400 multi-player and compact two-channel DJM-400 mixer.

Introducing the new-look CDJ-400-K and DJM-400-K: flexible, affordable, performance-packed tools that will soon be available in a limited edition format. These feature a sleek piano-black finish, and are complemented by a cool blue illuminated LED design for both models. This presents a striking variation on the now well-established 400 series, and enables DJs to tailor their colour design to their individual style. The new 400-K set-up will only be available as a special package (that’s dual CDJ-400-Ks and a DJM-400-K) and includes a limited edition PRO-440FLT-B blue and black flight case.

CDJ-400-K Main Features
Versatile USB-friendly digital media playback
The CDJ-400 comes equipped with a USB port. So, besides CD audio and MP3 files from CD, DJs can play MP3 music files that have been copied onto such portable media devices as USB flash memory or USB hard disk drives*1.

Full MIDI control via USB – without a control disc
Virtually all buttons/sliders can send MIDI control data via the USB connection. When the player is connected to a computer, users can DJ, using files derived from PC, with Pioneer DJ software DJS or Serato Scratch Live*2 – without the need for a control disc. The player can also be used as a generic MIDI controller, to control other MIDI compatible PC applications.

Innovative Scratch Jog Effects
In addition to the Digital Jog Break Effects (JET, WAH and ROLL) found in CDJ mode, Pioneer delivers a trio of Scratch Jog Effects, BUBBLE, TRANS and WAH, in vinyl mode. BUBBLE simulates a scratch technique and TRANS is like a rhythmic transform with a cross fader, while the WAH effect resembles the sound of a guitar wah pedal.

Notes: *1 Please note there is no guarantee that all such devices can be powered or operated. The CDJ-400 supports mass storage USB memory, but may not support playback of all USB devices. Copyright protected files cannot be played.
*2 Scratch LIVE is a registered trademark of Serato Audio Research. Pioneer plans to extend the compatibility with other DJ software in the future. Please note that Pioneer does not guarantee the operation of software used on your computer.

DJM-400-K Main Features
Dynamic digital system sports 96kHz/24-bit sampling
The analogue signal input is digitised with a high-quality A/D converter that samples at 96kHz/24-bit via the shortest of communications circuits. Mixing is achieved through 32-bit digital signal processing, resulting in optimum quality without any deterioration of sound.

Wide range of high-quality Beat Effects
Effects that automatically detect the BPM of the music and sync to the beat include Delay, Echo, Filter, Flanger, Phaser, Robot and Roll – all of which are processed at 24-bit for top quality sound. In addition, by using the Beat Select Button, the mixer automatically sets the effect time linked to the BPM.

Three-band isolator, separately equipped for each channel
Both channels house a three-band ‘kill’ (isolator type) EQ that ranges from +9dB to -∞ (infinity) for total sound management and acute creative control.

CDJ-400-K Main Specifications

Disc Type: AUDIO CD, CD-R/RW & MP3 CD-ROM (MP3 files)
Compatible Media: USB storage devices (such as flash memory, HDD)
(FAT16/FAT32 format, MP3 file)
Frequency Response: 4 Hz – 20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 115 dB or more (JEITA)
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.006% (JEITA)
Other Terminals: CONTROL (φ3.5 mm MINI JACK)
Audio Output Voltage: 2.0 V
Power Requirements: AC 220/240 V (50 Hz/60 Hz)
Power Consumption: 11 W
Dimensions (without package): 217.9 mm (W) × 296.3 mm (D) × 107.5 mm (H)
Weight: 2.7 kg

DJM-400-K Main Specifications

Input Terminal: CD x 2 (RCA), PHONO x 2 (RCA), LINE x 2 (RCA)
MIC x 2 (¼” PHONE), MIC x 2 (¼” PHONE), AUX x 1 (¼” PHONE)
Output Terminal: MASTER OUT x 2 (RCA x 2)
Other Terminal: CONTROL x 2 (φ3.5mm MINI JACK)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.007% or less
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 97 dB (LINE)
Power Requirements: AC 220/240 V (50 Hz/60 Hz)
Power Consumption: 10W
Dimensions (without package): 223mm (W) x 304.7mm (D) x 106.6mm (H)
Weight (without package): 3.2kg

The new 400-K series will be available from late November 2009, at the special package price of €1999, inc. VAT.

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